2012 Winners and Losers in music so far: Madonna, Adele, Lana Del Rey
How are Chris Brown, Jack White, Black Sabbath, Carly Rae Jepsen and Bieber faring?
Losers: Chris Brown and Drake
The fight between Chris Brown and Drake's entourages at a New York nightclub this summer may have career-ending -- just neither of theirs. The industry loves beef, but there's absolutely zero need for violence, which seems to continue to trail Brown starting with his felony in 2009. The spat is just a larger indication of each's childish behavior, whether "slut-shaming" Rihanna or throwing fits.
Brown, meantime, is likely to nab another No. 1 album next week with "Fortune," but its sum will come out to about half of that of his previous "F.A.M.E." He earned his first Grammy earlier this year (and Drake his first major nods) but with public childish behavior like theirs, it doesn't feel like a win of any sort.