Taylor Swift, One Direction & Will.i.am Reach For The Stars: The Hype Index

Erika Brooks Adickman | August 31, 2012 1:15 pm

Welcome back to the Hype Index, our Soundbytes segment that condenses the week in pop into one very opinionated list. This week our favorite artists were pelted with boos (ahem, Madonna) and unfounded rumors (ahem, Adele). We also got wind of some exciting releases on the way from One Direction and Missy Elliott, but neither were exciting enough to earn our top spot. Watch the video to find out who did, and read on to see exactly how these artists made the Hype Index.

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