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

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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


“She’s Lois Lane, but when it’s bad it’s awful” January 3, 2011

So here we all are in a new year once again. It seems hard to believe that we are now 11 years into the current century and that I have now lived in seven different decades. But then as my Nan once said to me, old age is always 10 years older than you are. So I take this to mean that as long as it’s not my name in the Guinness Book Of Records as the oldest person on the planet then I will never be old, will I? Obviously I’m only saying all this because I turned 52 on January 1st and birthdays make you think of age, longevity, life and stuff don’t they?

Rihanna longed for a deeper bath

Anyway enough drivel about me let’s take a quick look at the best-selling UK albums and singles for 2010. Rihanna has performed amazingly well with one entry in the album top 5 and two in the singles. It was also good to see the X Factor single failing to make the top spot in the end of year sales chart.

I assume that the one in the front next to Gary is Robbie

Top UK albums of 2010

  1. Progress – Take That
  2. Crazy Love – Michael Buble
  3. The Fame – Lady Gaga
  4. Loud – Rihanna
  5. The Defamation of Strickland Banks – Plan B

Worldwide album sales have Lady Gaga at number one with ‘The Fame’, followed by Eminem with ‘Recovery’ in  the number 2 slot.

It looks like Matt is very much a thigh man

Top UK singles of 2010

  1. Love The Way You Lie – Eminem ft Rihanna
  2. When We Collide – Matt Cardle
  3. Just The Way You Are (Amazing) – Bruno Mars
  4. Only Girl (In The World) – Rihanna
  5. OMG – Usher ft Will I Am

To see the more extensive lists click here for the Official Chart Company site.


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