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Jan 4, 2012

US Charts: Adele Rules 2011

From Billboard.com:
Though it seemed a foregone conclusion months ago, Adele's "21" and her "Rolling in the Deep" single finish 2011 as the United States' top-selling album and song, according to Nielsen SoundScan. "21" sold 5.82 million copies last year, while "Rolling" moved 5.81 million downloads.

"21" -- Adele's second album -- is the biggest-selling set of any year since 2004, when Usher's "Confessions" sold 7.98 million. "21" also sells more than twice the amount of 2011's second-largest album -- Michael Buble's "Christmas," with 2.45 million. 2004 was the last year where the top selling set sold at least two times as much as the runner-up. "Confessions" was way ahead of Norah Jones' "Feels Like Home," which was the No. 2 seller of 2004 with 3.84 million.

"21" bounded onto the Billboard 200 chart at No. 1 on the list dated March 21, 2011 -- selling 352,000 copies in its debut week, granting Adele her first chart-topper. In its so-far 44-week run on the chart, it has never left the top 10 -- and only slipped out of the top five on the weekly chart once. It is currently spending its 14th non-consecutive frame at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart.


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)

Digital Songs:
1. Adele, "Rolling in the Deep" (5.81 million)
2. LMFAO, "Party Rock Anthem" (5.47 million)
3. Katy Perry, "E.T." (4.83 million)
4. Maroon 5, "Moves Like Jagger" (4.11 million)
5. Pitbull, "Give Me Everything" (3.87 million)

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