Friday, December 9, 2011

Adele named Billboard’s Top Artist of 2011

In a year full of pop hits, Adele tops them all.

The UK singer has been named Billboard’s Top Artist of 2011.

With singles like “Rolling In The Deep” and “Someone Like You,” Adele’s “21” went on to become the best-selling album of the year, hitting 4.8 million copies sold in the States.

Adele came out ahead of Rihanna (#2), Katy Perry (#3), Lady Gaga (#4) and Lil’ Wayne (#5).

This is at least the third major 2011 list that Adele has landed on top, following Rolling Stone’s Best Album and Song, as well as TIME magazine’s Album Of The Year.

See the full Billboard Top 100 Artists of 2011 list here.

Top Artists of 2011

01 – Adele
02 – Rihanna
03 – Katy Perry
04 – Lady Gaga
05 – Lil’ Wayne
06 – Bruno Mars
07 – Nicki Minaj
08 – Taylor Swift
09 – Justin Bieber
10 – Chris Brown

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Adele - Someone Like You

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