Take your pick: which of Kanye West's rants was the best of the 2012-2013 school year?
Mariah Carey's always been rumored to be a grade-A diva, but we really saw it during her stint judging American Idol this year.
After telling The View that fellow judge Nicki Minaj threatened to shoot her, Carey continually threw on-air shade at the rap star. We feel bad for Nicki as she thought the powerhouse singer was initially a friend.
Adam, this! Adam, that! We could hardly walk around the hallways without hearing his name attached to a new project. Dude has covered two seasons of The Voice, launched a clothing line, hosted SNL, sung with hip hop stars, and toured with Owl City and Neon Trees.
Hope you get to relax this summer break.
We didn't hear a whole lot from K-pop star CL or her group 2NE1 this year—except when they tore up two arena shows in the U.S. Turns out CL was prepping some major moves.
This month, CL's solo "hip hop-inspired" record will drop and if this teaser pic is anything to go by, it's going to be fierce.
And if you've heard the English-speaking CL spit on Nicki Minaj's "Did It On 'Em," on will.i.am's record or with a parrot on her shoulder (seriously), this girl very well might everyone's new favorite female MC next school year.
Chance the Rapper has been building extreme buzz ever since dropping his Acid Rap mixtape this year. The effort landed him on Complex's 10 New Chicago Rappers to Watch Out For.
Plus, have you seen the crazy faces he makes in his vids? We love to watch him—literally.
Pistol Annies—aka the sassy, country-pop trio of Miranda Lambert, Ashley Monroe and Angaleena Presley—are the girls we went to for a good time this year. They played super-fun characters in music videos for "Hush Hush" and Blake Shelton's "Boys 'Round Here" video.
But we think what best explains them was a quote in a Billboard interview from Lambert on how they found the inspiration for new song "Dear Sobriety": "I was actually pouring a drink of Bacardi and turned around to Ashley and said, 'dear sobriety!'"
That's our girls. The best ideas always come from Bacardi.
Plus, member Perrie Edwards is dating Zayn of One Direction. Translation: when you invite Little Mix to your party, Zayn and the 1D guys might show up!! OMFG!!!!
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