As part of their annual year-end rundown, Billboard.com put together a list of The Top 20 Music Moments in 2012. Here's the Top 10:
1.) Losing Whitney Houston . . . She died on February 11th.
2.) Psy Leads Year of K-Pop . . . Basically, this is for the "Gangnam Style" phenomenon.
3.) Another Big Year for Adele . . . Her latest album "21" sold another 4.3 million copies this year, bringing the grand total to 10.1 million copies.
4.) Chris Brown and Rihanna . . . This is for Chris and Rihanna's reconciliation, professionally. It's still unclear where they stand on a personal level, although they ARE at least friends.
5.) [Insert 'Call Me Maybe' Pun Here] . . . Basically, this is for the "Call Me Maybe" covers and memes.
6.) Frank Ocean Writes a Letter . . . He opened up about his sexuality on Tumblr, just a week before his debut album, "Channel Orange" came out. For better or worse, it was clearly a marketing move. And it worked, BIG TIME.
7.) One Direction: Up . . . One Direction is suddenly the teen girl obsession.
8.) Taylor Swift Sells a Million . . . Her new album, "Red" sold 1.2 million copies in its first week.
9.) Revolving Door at Reality Singing Shows . . . This is just basically all the high profile stars coming to judge singing competition shows . . . and then leaving them.
10.) Madonna's MDNA Tour Juggernaut . . . This is pretty self-explanatory.