Adele Is iTunes’ Artist Of The Year

Becky Bain | December 8, 2011 1:17 pm

Not only is Adele’s music from the past year topping critical lists — she came in at #1 on Rolling Stone‘s Best Albums and Singles of 2011 features — the Brit singer is triumphing on chart lists, too. Adele’s 21 was the top-selling album on iTunes in the last year, and “Rolling In The Deep” was the top-selling single on the digital retailer. The Grammy-nominated chanteuse was also named iTunes’ Artist Of The Year. It’s going to be a predictable season of year-end lists, isn’t it? See who else scored big on iTunes in 2011 below.

Other big success stories on iTunes this past year include Katy Perry and Bruno Mars, who both nabbed songs and albums in the Top 10 best-sellers. (Katy was also the only artist to have two singles in the Top 10.)

iTunes Top-Selling Songs Of 2011

1. “Rolling in the Deep”, Adele 2. “Party Rock Anthem”, LMFAO feat. Lauren Bennett & GoonRock 3. “Firework”, Katy Perry 4. “Grenade”, Bruno Mars 5. “Forget You”, Cee Lo Green 6. “Give Me Everything”, Pitbull feat. Ne-Yo, Afrojack & Nayer 7. “E.T.”, Katy Perry feat. Kanye West 8. “Moves Like Jagger”, Maroon 5 feat. Christina Aguilera 9. “Pumped Up Kicks”, Foster the People 10. “Super Bass”, Nicki Minaj

iTunes Top-Selling Albums Of 2011

1. 21, Adele 2. Sigh No More, Mumford & Sons 3. Tha Carter IV (deluxe edition), Lil Wayne 4. Watch the Throne (deluxe edition), Kanye West, Jay Z 5. Mylo Xyloto, Coldplay 6. Born This Way (bonus track version), Lady Gaga 7. Loud, Rihanna 8. Take Care (deluxe version), Drake 9. Teenage Dream, Katy Perry 10. Doo-Wops & Hooligans (deluxe version), Bruno Mars

[Via EW Music Mix]