In case U missed it - Best of 2012


| Tuesday, January 08, 2013 |

2012 has come and gone and TEENage would like to recall some of the moments that helped to make 2012 such a memorable year.


Rihanna makes her way to the top

Barbadian pop diva Rihanna started 2012 making strides by becoming the top-selling digital artiste in the United States. She has sold more than 47 million tracks to the end of 2011 putting her ahead of Lady GaGa, Katy Perry, Britney Spears, and Beyoncé. Black Eyed Peas are in the number two spot, with rapper Eminem pulling third.


Whitney Houston is dead

On a somber note, soul superstar Whitney Houston died on February 11 at age 48. News of Houston's death came on the eve of music's biggest night — the Grammy awards. This untimely death came as a shock to the world and is one of 2012's most memorable moments.


Campbell Brown defends title

On the final day of World Indoor Championship in Istanbul, Turkey, Jamaica secured her first gold medal with Veronica Campbell Brown defending her world indoor 60 metres title. This victory made Campbell Brown the second woman since 1989 in World Indoor Championship history to defend the 60 metres crown.


Adele leads Billboard Music Awards nominations

Soul sensation Adele, managed to land 18 nominations for the Billboard Music Awards. Some of the nominees included Top Artiste, Top Female Artiste, Top Billboard 200 Artiste, and Top Hot 100 Artiste. LMFAO received 17 nominations, while Rihanna was nominated for 13 awards.


Michael Jackson featured on Pepsi cans

In celebration of the 25th anniversary of Michael Jackson's album Bad, the cola giant sought to feature the late king of pop on one million soda cans. These new cans will be produced around the world as part of the company's 'Live for Now' campaign.


Bolt wins again

It was no surprise that world record holder Usain Bolt once again stunned the world at the 2012 Oslo Diamond League men's 100- metre race where he clocked 9.79. He finished ahead of country-man Asafa Powell, who crossed at 9.85 and Lerone Clarke, who clocked 10.10.


Beenie Man and Chaka Khan featured on Trinidad album

Jamaican dancehall artiste Beenie Man and international superstar Chaka Khan were featured on an album being compiled by the Trinidadian Government in commemoration of their 50th Independence. Trinidadian big shot Machel Montano's Going for Gold premiered the album.


London 2012 Olympics

The London 2012 Olympic Games was the highlight of the summer resulting in shattered world records and national pride. At the end of it all, the United States emerged at the top of the medal table with 104 medals. China finished second with 88 medals, while Great Britain finished in third with 65 medals.


Royal family sues French magazine

September brought with it a feud between French magazine, the Closer and the British Royal family. The magazine after publishing topless photographs of Kate Middleton, wife of Prince William, found itself facing a law suit. This came as a result of breach of privacy after paparazzi captured and published pictures of the couple on holiday in Provence.


Hurricane Sandy

Tragedy struck in October following the passage of Hurricane Sandy through the Caribbean as well as the United States. Though there were undesirable effects in the Caribbean, Hurricane Sandy's wrath was mostly experienced in north eastern United States. Results included over 7.5 million people were without power around the country and 83 total deaths.


Obama's second term

President Obama was re-elected to office. Obama beat tough opponent Mitt Romney and promised that "for the United States of America the best is yet to come." He congratulated Romney and expressed that he is looking forward to working with him to discuss how they can move the country forward.


Kim Kardashian is pregnant

What started as one of the hottest rumours has been confirmed. Reality star Kim Kardashian and her rapper boyfriend Kanye West are expecting a child. It was alleged that Kim had been pregnant for 12 weeks.

— Monique Clarke



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