At the end of each week, #Top40Tweets lists a cross-section of artists on the current pop charts and puts their tweets on display (along with their current chart number) for your enjoyment/scrutiny. This week, we look at 5 artists on the Billboard Music Charts.
This week on Twitter: Katy Perry is a Belieber, Drake dropped his phone in a glass of wine, and Kanye West will be back soon
October 5, 2012 | Aaron Zorgel
September 19, 2012 | Dave Hodgson
In August, we told you about a posthumous Aaliyah album that was in the works with Drake at the helm. But now its future is very much in doubt as frequent collaborators Missy Elliott, Timbaland and DMX have both spoken out against the project.
September 12, 2012 | Dave Hodgson
We’ve learned that Chris Brown’s “battered Rihanna” tattoo was not his first idea for neck art; he tossed out five ideas that he eventually decided weren’t awful enough. So we helpfully mocked them up.
September 7, 2012 | Aaron Zorgel
In a sentence that didn’t start with “I’mma let you finish,” Kanye West once called Swizz Beats “the best rap producer of all time.” From one heavyweight producer to another, that alone should be enough to secure Swizz Beatz’ seat in the hip-hop canon. Let’s check out some of his best beats for this edition of the Friday Mixtape.
September 5, 2012 | Aaron Zorgel
The stars of popular music will certainly be out in full force tomorrow, as can be seen in the snapshots BuzzFeed took of the VMA celebrity seating charts. We’re veritable social butterflies here at Pop Hunter, so we decided to give these seating charts a gander, and provide some cordial icebreakers for any potentially awkward pairings.
August 31, 2012 | Aaron Zorgel
At the end of each month, Pop Hunter highlights the best songs that were released. Consider it your cheat sheet for year-end lists. This month, we feature Taylor Swift, Mariah Carey, MNDR, Ellie Goulding, and Kid Cudi.
FRIDAY MIXTAPE: The Best of Hip-Hop Producer Mike WiLL Made It (Ludacris, Rick Ross, 2 Chainz, Juicy J)
August 31, 2012 | Aaron Zorgel
When Georgia-native Mike Will chose “Mike WiLL Made It” as his producer tag, he was only 17 years old; it was just so people could identify the newcomer’s productions. After impressing the likes of Gucci Mane, Rick Ross, and Ludacris over the next few years, it was clear that “Mike WiLL Made It” would take on another meaning. Let’s check out some of his best beats for this edition of the Friday Mixtape.
August 27, 2012 | Aaron Zorgel
Have you heard about the devout Christian lady from Zaragoza, Spain who tried to restore and retouch a church fresco of Jesus, and accidentally made it look like “a crayon sketch of a very hairy monkey in an ill-fitting tunic”? Since botched restorations are the hottest thing going in the art community, let’s breathe some new life into these emotionless, sterile album covers.
August 16, 2012 | Aaron Zorgel
The company behind W.i.P. night club has filed a law suit against both Chris Brown and Drake, seeking $16 million in damages relating to a brawl that broke out between their respective entourages back in June. That’s a pretty expensive night out at a club. What kind of a party could you throw for $16 million?
August 7, 2012 | Aaron Zorgel
Drake promised to debut a new song featuring vocals by Aaliyah this weekend at OVO Fest, and just moments before Drizzy hit the stage, a recording of the single hit the web. “Enough Said” is produced by Drake’s right-hand man Noah “40″ Shebib, and features his signature subdued swirling synths and 808 tom samples. Do you think Drake has what it takes to make this Aaliyah album a hit, or will his fan-boy mentality get the best of him?