The Best and Worst of 2012 Pop Culture

Musical Artist

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One Direction

We could make loads of gags about the frenzy surrounding this boy band, but it looks like these guys are no joke. The world hasn’t seen such chaos surround a band since the Beatles, and CBS New York is even calling them the new “British Invasion”. In just one year, One Direction released two albums (Up All Night and Take Me Home, each of which went multi-platinum in the U.S.), have sold out a 2013 World Tour (consisting of 100+ dates across the globe), and have accepted multiple awards at the MTV Music Awards, the American Music Awards, and the UK’s Bambi Awards and MTV European Music Awards. The band is MTV’s Best Artist of the Year, and is currently shooting a 3D movie, set to release next year. So they’re young and successful, but that’s what makes them beautiful.

Nicki Minaj

If her new torso-shaped perfume isn’t weird enough, then her threats to fellow American Idol judge, Mariah Carey, certainly are. Come on Nicki, you’re bigger than this!