Music Power Rankings: Kanye West, Rihanna and Taylor Swift duke it out
1. Kanye West: He becomes a dad to North and releases a new album called “Yeezus.” Who knew the baby’s name would make “Yeezus” sound like the sensible choice.
2. J Cole: He moved up the release of “Born Sinner” to June 18 to go head-to-head with Kanye West and will likely come in at No. 2 on the Billboard 200. That’s all well and good, but don’t bother us until you’re dating a Kardashian.
3. Taylor Swift: Her fans quickly put the kibosh on an Abercrombie & Fitch shirt that stated “# more boyfriends than t.s.” after T-Swift’s fans raise a ruckus. If A&F keeps making folks mad, we won’t have to worry about their clothes ever again.
4. Rihanna: She surpasses Justin Bieber as most viewed artist on YouTube. At least online viewers know she'll go on on time.
5. Black Sabbath: Heavy metal gods score their first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200. Rock and roll horns all around!
6. “The Voice”: The fourth season ends. Quick, we know you can name the four judges, but can you name the winner?
7. Nine Inch Nails: David Lynch signs on to direct the group’s video for “Came Back Haunted.” I’m already having nightmares and I haven’t even seen it.
8. Florida Georgia Line: The country duo’s “Here’s To The Good Times” finally hits No. 1 on the Billboard Country chart, making it the first album in more than a year to hit the top spot without debuting there. Maybe it was just on “Cruise” control.
9. Jay Z: He signs a ground-breaking deal to distribute 1 million copies of “Magna Carta Holy Grail” to Samsung phone owners. He’s definitely writing his own charter.
10. P. Diddy: He inks a national distribution deal with Time Warner Cable for Revolt TV, his music cable network, and announces he will put out less music to concentrate on the venture. Sounds like a win-win for every one.