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“Throw your soul through every open door” January 5, 2012

Filed under: News — justwilliam1959 @ 11:32 pm
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Adele continues to make chart history. She had the top-selling  track and album in the US for 2011. Her album ‘21’ sold 5.8m as did her song “Rolling In The Deep”. I hope that her throat problems are resolved soon and I wonder if her next album will be called ‘23’.

The top five albums in the US for 2011 and their sales are;

  1. Adele – 21 – 5.8m
  2. Michael Buble – Christmas – 2.4m
  3. Lady Gaga – Born This Way – 2.1m
  4. Lil Wayne – The Carter IV – 1.9m
  5. Jason AldeanMy Kinda Party – 1.6m

The top-selling tracks for 2011 in the US of A are;

  1. Adele – Rolling In The Deep – 5.8m
  2. LMFAO – Party Rock Anthem – 5.5m
  3. Katy Perry – E.T. – 4.8m
  4. Maroon 5 – Moves Like Jagger – 4.1m
  5. Pitbull – Give You Everything – 3.9m

The last time British Artists topped both year-end charts in the US was in 1997. Then it was the Spice Girls who had the best-selling album and the top single was Elton Johns rewritten “Candle In The Wind” tribute to Princess Diana who died in that year.

Adele’s US success in 2011 matches her achievement in the UK where ‘21’ was 2011’s top selling album and her song “Someone Like You” was the best-selling track for the year. She has also become Billboard’s Artist Of The Year for 2011. No female artist has ever achieved the double number one success and the best artist award in the same year. The top ten Billboard Artists Of The Year are;

  1. Adele
  2. Rihanna
  3. Katy Perry
  4. Lady Gaga
  5. Nicki Minaj
  6. Taylor Swift
  7. Justin Bieber
  8. Chris Brown
  9. Lil Wayne
  10. Bruno Mars


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