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Buzzed: Nicki Minaj, Psy, and Swedish House Mafia
American Idol and “Gangnam Style.” What more could you want?
In Buzzed, we take a look at three things that trended over the weekend while you were away from your keyboard getting buzzed.
Attempted rapper Nicki Minaj announced on Twitter early Sunday that she, like country crooner Keith Urban, is joining the panel of judges on American Idol.
She retweeted Idol host Ryan Seacrest’s picture showing the new judges, an Instagram photo that earned 24,000 likes on the photo sharing community. Minaj will sit beside previously announced judges Randy Jackson and Mariah Carey.
Psy’s 15 minutes of fame probably hit its pinnacle this weekend at the “Gangnam Style” singer made a surprise cameo on Saturday Night Live. He appeared in an awkward skit in a hat store where he busted through the wall and did his jig.
A photo still from the skit posted on SNL’s Facebook page racked up more than 24,000 likes and 1,300 shares. The amount of likes, comments, and buzz the photo garnered indicated to us that Psy might be ushering in a new era of K-pop here to America.
Electronic dance music fans are really depressed about the news of Swedish House Mafia calling it quits soon, and their new video doesn’t make the healing any better. Titled “Don’t You Worry,” the video has racked up 2 million views in three days.
Filmed in the United Kingdom, the six-minute video features a lot of slow motion b-roll of the band walking, fans cheering, and just a lot of sad faces. The crew’s last tour dates are set to be announced Monday.
Photo via SNL/Facebook
A former editorial operations specialist and staff writer for the Daily Dot, Jordan Valinsky is a tech reporter and web culture commentator. His work has been published by the Week, Digiday, CNNMoney, Popular Mechanics, Vice, Mic, and Betabeat.