|Here's What Popped And Fizzed This Week|
Good news, everyone! The Hype Index has returned - in video form as part of our new web series Soundbytes. And could we have picked a better week in the world of pop to rate and judge this week’s biggest stories? This first week of August brought us the 2012 MTV Video Music Award nominations (and some hard to ignore snubs), premieres from Rick Ross, Nicki Minaj, Mariah Carey and Justin Bieber. We also got some unexpected news from Snoop Dogg (err, Lion) and Pitbull, while untameable Miley Cyrus was up to the same old, same old. Watch above to find out what else made the grade.
To see exactly how these artists entered the hype index, check below.
- Miley Cyrus' Private Topless Photo Leaks
- Nicki Minaj's "Pound The Alarm" Video: Watch Her Feather-Filled Romp In The Sun
- Beyonce To Direct & Star In Documentary About Her Life And Career
- Mariah Carey's "Triumphant (Get 'Em)" Premieres: Listen To Mimi's New Single
- Pitbull Posts Photos From His Alaskan Exile
- Carly Rae Jepsen Tied With Gotye For Longest Stay Atop Hot 100 In 2012
- Snoop Dogg Transforms Into Snoop Lion: Watch The Trailer For 'Reincarnated'
- Rick Ross Is Defiant In "Hold Me Back" Video
- MTV Video Music Awards 2012: The Nominations