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Grimes Tops List of Most Blogged Artists of 2012

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This has certainly been a breakthrough year for Grimes. On the strength of her fantastic third LP, ‘Visions,’ the Canadian singer has been making plenty of best-of lists, and she’s up for Album of the Year in our 2012 Music Awards. Thanks in part to all of her other list mentions, she’s now topped another tally: Hype Machine’s Most Blogged Artists of 2012.

“We looked at a whole year worth of posts to find the most blogged artists of 2012,” explains Hype Machine, which compiles data from numerous music blogs. The result was a list of 50 bands and artists, each accompanied by a cool original graphic created by one of the site’s favorite visual artists. Grimes beat out Lana Del Rey, Hot Chip, Passion Pit and Purity Ring to land the top spot; check out the Top 10 below, or view the entire list of 50 here.

It’s hard to argue with the (likely psuedo-scientific) method used to compile this list, since we don’t know what it was, but really (spoiler alert!), where in the world is Grizzly Bear?

The Hype Machine’s Top 10 Most Blogged Artists of 2012:
10. Jessie Ware
9. Teen Daze
8. Frank Ocean
7. Beach House
6. The xx
5. Purity Ring
4. Passion Pit
3. Hot Chip
2. Lana Del Rey
1. Grimes

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