Welcome back to the Hype Index, our Soundbytes segment that manages to squeeze an entire week of music news into one very opinionated list. Stevie Wonder and Nicki Minaj started off September in hot water, while Madonna and Elton John reportedly hugged it out. The MTV Video Music Awards turned 28, but without Lady Gaga or Kanye West the show was seriously lacking in the water cooler moment department. Watch above to find out who earned our number one spot and who broke our hearts this week — then read on to see exactly how these artists made the Hype Index.
- Stevie Wonder Clarifies Comments Regarding Frank Ocean And Homosexuality
- Madonna And Elton John Bury The Hatchet In France
- Adele’s ’21′ Passes The Run Of Michael Jackson’s ‘Thriller’ In The Top 10
- One Direction Settle Lawsuit, The Boys Will Keep Their Name
- Hear Alicia Keys’ “Girl On Fire (Inferno)” Featuring Nicki Minaj
- Adam Lambert Announces Next Single “Trespassing” & Video Contest
- Lady Gaga Announces ‘ARTPOP’ “Multimedia Experience” Details
- Did Kanye West Pull Out Of The MTV Video Music Awards?
- Nicki Minaj Receiving Twitter Death Threats Over “Romney” Rap
- 2012 MTV Video Music Awards: Winners, Losers, Showstoppers & Newsmakers
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