Adele Tops Final 2011 Album, Single Sales Lists

Jan 4th, 2012 // Comment

No one should really be surprised that Adele ruled both single and album sales in 2011. Her sophomore album 21 is currently #1 on Billboard‘s Top 200 for a 14th non-consecutive week, and, when all was said and done, it sold 5.82 million copies last year — the most any album has sold since 2004, when Usher’s Confessions moved 7.98 million copies. Likewise, “Rolling In The Deep” capped off ’11 at 5.81 million, marking the first time a single has topped 5 million paid downloads in a year. See who sold what in 2011 below.

Also, Adele and Lady Gaga are the only artists to rack up both a Top 10 best-selling single and album in 2011, and Adele is the lone person to land two songs in the Top 10 for singles.

Needless to say, the London-based diva probably has enough cha-ching in her pocket to go out and celebrate.

The 10 Best-Selling Albums Of 2011

1. Adele, 21 (5.82 million)
2. Michael Buble, Christmas (2.45 million)
3. Lady Gaga, Born This Way (2.1 million)
4. Lil Wayne, Tha Carter IV (1.92 million)
5. Jason Aldean, My Kinda Party (1.58 million)
6. Mumford & Sons, Sigh No More (1.42 million)
7. Drake, Take Care (1.25 million)
8. Justin Bieber, Under The Mistletoe (1.25 million)
9. Jay-Z & Kanye West, Watch The Throne (1.23 million)
10. Lady Antebellum, Own The Night (1.2 million)

The 10 Best-Selling Singles Of 2011

1. Adele, “Rolling In The Deep” (5.81 million)
2. LFMAO, “Party Rock Anthem” (5.47 million)
3. Katy Perry, “E.T.” (4.83 million)
4. Maroon 5 feat. Christina Aguilera, “Moves Like Jagger” (4.11 million)
5. Pitbull, “Give Me Everything” (3.87 million)
6. Foster The People, “Pumped Up Kicks” (3.84 million)
7. Adele, “Someone Like You” (3.75 million)
8. Cee Lo Green, “Forget You” (3.72 million)
9. Nicki Minaj, “Super Bass” (3.61 million)
10. Lady Gaga, “Born This Way” (3.48 million)

Adele’s 21 is out now on XL/Columbia. Purchase it at eMusic.

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