Big in 2012- What Went Down This Year

2012 was a big year- we lost some of the biggest names in entertainment, made it through Hurricane Sandy and witnessed some of the biggest tragedies the country has ever seen. There were some good times though, the world didn't end like the Mayans predicted, we saw the release of major albums and the births of the entertainment worlds' future- relive it all below.

January 7 -Jay-Z and Beyonce welcome their first child, Blue Ivy Carter

January 20 –Etta James Dies

February 1 –The Angie Martinez Show gets A$AP Rocky's Mom On The Phone When He Gets A Surprise Visit From Rakim [VIDEO]

February 1 - Don Cornelius Dies

February 7 – The First Installment Of Black Fist Fridays With Pete Rock, Q-Tip, DJ Premier and Questlove and Mister Cee [VIDEO]

February 11 - Whitney Houston Dies

February 26 - 17 Year Old Travon Martin Gunned Down in Florida


March 3 -T’yanna Wallace, daughter of the Notorious B.I.G. Makes HOT 97 Radio Debut

March 9 –Notorious B.I.G.’s 15th Anniversary Of Death

April 1 - HOT 97 April Fools Comedy Show

April 16 - A Fabolous Way Foundation + Urban Promise Foundation Team Up For Fundraiser 

April 18 –Dick Clark Dies

May 3 - HOT 97 Summer Jam Line-Up Announced

May 4 - Adam Yauch A.K.A. MCA Of the Beastie Boys Dies at 47 [VIDEO]

May 5 - Peter Rosenberg Heads to South Bronx Academy With WWE’S ‘Be A Star’ Anti-bullying Campaign [VIDEO]

May 15 – T.I. Premieres New Single “Like That” On The Angie Martinez Show 

May 26 –‘Zombie Attack’ Ruby Eugebe Gruesomely Attacks Ronald Poppo 

June 3 -HOT 97 Summer Jam 2012 With Rick Ross, J. Cole, French Montana, 2 Chainz, Meek Mill, Wale, Tyga + Many More 

June 3- Peter Rosenberg Calls Nicki Minaj’s Music Pop and She Refuses to Do Her HOT 97 Summer Jam Scheduled Performance

June 17 -Rodney King Dies

June 21 –Lebron James Gets a Ring, The Miami Heat Win NBA 2012 Championship Title

June 26 – MMG releases Self Made Vol. 2

July 4- Frank Ocean releases a letter on his Tumblr, revealing his bi-sexuality,

July 17 -Frank Ocean Releases “Channel Orange”

July 20 –James Holmes Carries Out One of America’s Deadliest Attacks in Colorado Movie Theater 

July 27-August 12 - 2012 Summer Olympics Takes place in London, England. Gabrielle is the first woman of color of any nationality and the first African-American gymnast in Olympic history to become the Individual All-Around Champion. She is also the first American gymnast to win gold in both the gymnastic individual all-around and team competitions at the same Olympic games.

July 31 – HOT Night

August 30-  Chris Lighty Dies

August 31 - HOT 97 On Da Reggae Tip 2012

September 1-2 Made In America 2-day music festival in Philadelphia

September 1-2 -Rock The Bells 2012

September 3- Actor, Michael Clarke Duncan Dies

September 4 -G.O.O.D Music Drops “Cruel Summer” Album

September 21 –iPhone 5 Released in the U.S., U.K., Canada, France, Germany, Australia, Japan, Hong Kong and Singapore

September 28 -Jay-Z's christens the new Barclays Center in Brooklyn with 8 performances

September 28 – Terrence J & Rocsi Diaz Last Day As Hosts of 106 & Park

October 8 – Former Penn State, Assistant Coach, Jerry Sandusky Sentenced To 30 Years In Prison On Molestation Charges

October 12 - Bus Driver Uppercuts Young Woman In Cleveland

October 16 - Rapper Tyga and Blac Chyna Welcome their first child, King Cairo

October 22 -Kendrick Lamar Drops “Good Kid, M.A.A.D. City” Album

October 27 -Natina Reed of Blaque Dies

October 29- Hurricane Sandy Hits Tri-State Area

October 30 -Meek Mill Dreams & Nightmares

November 6 –President Barack Obama Reelected As President of the United States Of America

November 19 -Nicki Minaj Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded- The Reup

November 21 - Nicki Minaj Thanksgiving Turkey Giveaway

November 29 -Nicki Minaj Requests HOT 97 Stop Playing Her Music

December 14- Sandy Hook Elementary School Shootings

December 31 –HOT 97 Presents Nas New Year's Concert at Radio City Music Hall