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2011 Was The Year Of Adele!!!

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adele and gag conquer 2011

No surprises here!

As the year comes to a close, both Goddess Adele and Lady GaGa are dominating on the charts!!!!

In 2011, Adele's 21 was the best-selling album of the year AND she had the #1 single of the year (Rolling in the Deep), AND the #1 music video of the year (Live At the Royal Albert Hall)!!!!!

In all of Nielsen SoundScan history, NO OTHER ARTIST has topped all three of these year-end charts! Wowsa!!!!

As for GaGa, her new album Born This Way is set to become the #2 album of the year! Not only that, but her release is the best-selling album for an American artist in 2011!

AND Born This Way will become GaGa's highest ranking album to date on year-end charts!

Congratulations to both Adele and GaGa and all the other artists that made 2011 a great year for music!

P.S. CLICK HERE to view some of the other best selling albums of the year!

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72 comments to “2011 Was The Year Of Adele!!!”

  1. 1

    How is that possible? Lady Gaga's album (which I listened to on spotify) wasn't very good at all. Her only good song was Edge of Glory and only two songs from the album got any radio play. Her first album has way more songs on the radio.

    Last I read the album sales weren't very great either. I think Lady Gaga has some talent, but it's being drowned in all her attention seeking ways. It's no longer about the music… more of a circus… If the same amount of time was put into her album as her outfits, maybe we would have some good work.

    Oh and her album cover design looks like something a creepy kid made messing around with photoshop one day. The design's atrocious and the designer would have failed out of design school.

  2. 2

    Congratulations to Adele! She is a true talent. I'm not a pop music fan, but I love her!

  3. 1finn says – reply to this


    How can ga ga have #2 when bieber sold 1 million more than her??

  4. 4

    Adele didn't need to sell her album for 99 cents or rely on gimmicks to reach the top of the charts unlike you know who.

  5. 5

    Hahaha gaga cheapened her album to get high on the charts, but she did sell if for what it's really worth
    There's quality and quantity guess which ones which out of these two?

  6. 6

    it should be noted that lady gaga's numbers for BTW are inflated by approximately 440,000 copies, as they were sold for 99 cents on amazon. recently, billboard announced it will no longer count such sales within the first 30 days of an album's release. as they stated, "free or almost free albums don't represent a marketplace."

  7. 7

    I have to go VOMIT now

  8. 8

    Paws up if you HATE Lady Gaga!!! Pop music was 100X better WITHOUT HER!

  9. 9

    Congrats to both….Adele is great for mellow, strong vocal, lady sings her out kind of stuff….Gaga is a phenom….2 hit records, amazing tour (and next will be too), recognition globally as an artist and a person who backs up her words with actions and doing things to improve discrimination….girl was at the White House yesterday…already she has sung with legends…Go Gaga!!! Love you girl!

  10. 10

    Why do you continuously neglect to mention that Taylor Swift kicks ass.
    She sold 3 times as many albums as Lady Gaga.
    She owns.

  11. 11

    lady gags album was a total let down-all the hype perez and lady gags made-best album of the decade shit, it was only the first year in that decade, lol…and what does that even mean? the highest ranking album to date on year end chart??? she cheated the charts by selling the album for 99 cents, further damaging the music industry, she stole everything and would deny it all year long, when other artists would admit to their influences on their work, gaga isnt orginal, her parents are RICH and bought her fame

  12. 12

    oh yes taylor swift did out sell lady gaga, why does perez always have to point out lady gaga, and he never gives the facts? why does he continue to pump up lady gaga, when all he is doing is hurting her brand more and more…they are friends, so anything he has to say about her is suspect

  13. 13

    Really like Adele although I do not listen to much current pop music. Listened to lady gaga once and did not care for it, sorry.

  14. 14

    Good for Adele (as for GaGa, shes becoming more overexposed and boring than Justin Bieber. She needs to take a breather for a year or three)

  15. 15

    You're so transparent .. if it was the year of Adele then why the hell is Lady Gaga even in this conversation? Who gives a fuck if she's number two.. whoo hoo …

  16. 16

    Since she's number 2, why not flush her down the toilet with the rest of the turds?

  17. 17

    because there can only be ONE winner! LOL

  18. 18

    @1finn it depends if ur looking at WW numbers or purely American numbers

    In the United States Bieber sold more, WW Gaga sold more. But Adele was #1 in both

  19. 19

    Shesh some of you dont get this. Yes Bieber and Taylor Swift beat Gaga, but only in the United States. WW GAGA is still #2 to Adele. As for hte 99 cents promo she had in the States stop bashing her and calling her a cheater. That was amazons choice not hers what the hell you all blaming her for?

  20. 20

    Both Justin Bieber and Taylor Swift sold more albums than Lady GaGa, so how is she #2? Both you and Yahoo seem to have it wrong.

  21. 21

    Re: GAGAlovery – The numbers Perez quoted in his entry for Adele's sales are very similar to those in the Yahoo article, so we can figure they're comparing similar data. I don't see why he'd include numbers from a different set of data, so Bieber's and Swift's numbers should be comparable too. If the Yahoo article was looking at worldwide sales, it wouldn't use the Nielsen US number of 4.8 million to claim Adele as first. Wikipedia says "As of November 2011, worldwide sales for '21' have surpassed 12 million copies."

  22. 22

    Why Gaga is #2?.. read billboard .. you're crazy.. Billboard top Artists:The Artist of the Year ranking is based on an artist's chart performance on the Billboard Hot 100 songs chartand Billboard 200 albums

    #1 Adele
    #2 katy Perry
    #3 Rihanna
    Hot 100 Artists
    #1 Katy Perry
    #2 Bruno Mars
    #3 Rihanna

    Billboard 200 Artists
    #1 Adele
    #2 Justin bieber
    #3 Taylor Swift
    Lady.. Who?!!!!

  23. 23

    READ the text - Mario is up to his sycophantic BS best - "Born This Way is SET to become the #2 album" …… This means it isn't…. go to billboard and itunes for the correct sales.

    Also the reviews for the gaga/mario superfan show are in:

    On the box says: zero stars… 'More depressing than the recession and Radiohead combined….Dull, vacuous, self-serving garbage.'
    TV Review: 'The ambulant bundle of screaming need and ravening ego that is Perez Hilton'
    TV pixie: 'it's essentially just a promo vehicle fronted by that annoying American bloke with a blog.'

    nice work!

  24. 24

    Way 2 go Adele. I wish I could be as good. Please take a listen to my songs at dorefa.com or listen to them on Youtube. I have put a lot of them on Youtube and would really like to know what people think of them. Thanks

  25. 25

    Way 2 go Adele. If I could be that good… Please take a listen to my songs on either dorefa.com or on Youtube. I would love to know what people think of my songs. Cheers,

  26. 26

    I bought "Born This Way" and not for 99c. I played it a lot. I've only heard two Adele songs played on the radio. For some reason I cannot stand "Rolling in the Deep" but I like the one they play currently (don't know title). Reading all this, I thought Katy Perry would have been #1 all the way around. I'll never understand charts.

  27. 27

    Is this America or worldwide? Beiber and Swift dont sell much worldwide and their albums come and go very quickly outside the US. Worldwide Gaga probably does have the 2nd biggest album of the year. But Adele is waaaay ahead by well over 6 million!

  28. 28

    When was the last time Gaga made a strong publical stance against the rights of gays beside ssinging one of the worse anthems of all times that sounded like a song from the 80's,

  29. 29

    Re: marlonlp7 – You seem to be mistaking Billboard for a sales chart, it isn't, only 40% of a billboard chart rating comes from sales. The only thing that counts are sales figures, the rest is just window dressing. In other words, it doesn't matter who came where on Billboard, its meaningless with their weird equation of sales, airplay, media exposure and various other factors that they seem to add up to give a chart position ;o)

  30. 30


  31. 31

    Re: kellygreen – just because amazon decided to sell it for 99 cents for the first two days of its release (whilst paying lady gaga the correct price, so she didn't lose out) doesnt mean that you can't include those numbers. the majority of people who got it for that price will most likely have bought it anyway but seeing it was incredibly cheap, they took advantage of it obviouslyRe: minxy99 – . a tiny minority will have bought it just because it was cheap but how many people are going to make the effort to buy an album they dont want..? that makes no sense. something tells me if this was any other artist, especially adele, people wouldn't be bothered.

    what perez meant when he said "set to become…" is that by the 31st december it will be number 2 as, if you hadn't noticed, it is still 2011…

  32. 32

    Re: GAGAlovery – do you really think that was amazon choice? You are more idiot then Mario tbh. Lady Gaga is a cheating seeking attention whore. If Gaga didn't sell her album for 99cents she would sell 1,000,000 albums and would be stuck with 600,000 wich means she wouldn't debut at #1.

  33. 33

    Re: I'm a Whore…and so are you!
    "If Gaga didn't sell her album for 99cents she would sell 1,000,000 albums and would be stuck with 600,000 wich means she wouldn't debut at #1."
    Even at 600,000, which is a very conservative figure if you're implying 400,000 people wouldn't have bought it had it not been 99c, it still would have debuted at #1. That is, unless you're aware of any albums that sold more than 600,000 copies the week BTW came out.

  34. 34

    Adele = beautifully amazing woman! A true artist and talent. Sorry Perez, but Lady Gaga is on the way down… weird outfits only get you so far for a while :P

  35. 35

    i guess her next album will be the ”album of the decade”?!?! LMFAO!!!! cocky twat cleaner has delivered (just in the past two months) a flop single, a flop TV thanksgiving special AND a flop book (X) and the book was discounted!! Too funny!! people have really woken up to this fraud with the american idol contestant type voice!! :-)

  36. 36

    Re: GoodBoyNC – poor gaga and her flop ”album of the decade” her flop singles and her flop TV special…and now her X book is also flopping!! LMFAO!! :-)

  37. 37

    Lie! According to Billboard Taylor Swift's 'Speak Now' is the 2nd best.
    Billboard goes by Nielsen SoundScan.
    Get your freaking story straight!
    You just don't want to accept this freak is a failure with no staying power.

    1. Adele, 21
    2. Taylor Swift, Speak Now
    3. Lady Gaga, Born This Way
    4. Jason Aldean, My Kinda Party
    5. Susan Boyle, The Gift
    6. Lil Wayne, Tha Carter IV
    7. Nicki Minaj, Pink Friday
    8. Mumford & Sons, Sigh No More
    9. Rihanna, Loud
    10. Katy Perry, Teenage Dream

  38. 38

    Re: FatAzzPooHeadDoodle
    Right, she shows up on all these year end charts, and her book is on the NY Times Best Selling list, all b/c she's flopping according to the wise-ass on here. BTW, how did Britney's album fare on the year end charts?

  39. 39

    Re: 70s-EltonJohn
    She's a failure with no-staying power b/c she's at #3? You and FatAzz really need to get together and make some retarded babies.

  40. 40

    Re: SissyBurden – and you are an immature pathetic asshole.

  41. 41

    LMAO!! Sorry Lady Gaga the actual album of the dacade is Adele's!! This is what you get for becoming to egotiscial. Takes some notes from Adele! This is true talent!!! Adele's album quadripled slapped born this way. Over 5,000,000 millions albums sold in the United States in lest than a year, breaking all sorts of records and over 13 million album sold world wide!! Adele will show Gaga who got Talent at the Grammys. And Mario do yourself a favor and make this topic about Adele stop trying to squeeze Gaga in this and making up your facts. Taylor Swift is actually number two. And then you wonder why your website is flopping by the minute!! LOL

  42. 42

    Re: 70s-EltonJohn
    Oh, yes! You got me good with that one. I mean, OUCH! :)

  43. 43

    Lady Ga Ga is not #2. Mario is only saying that because he likes her/him. When it is someone he likes or someone that is paying him (like the Kartrashians) he protects them, writes tales about how they are rockin it and shuts off comments so that he can protect them. (like the Kartrashians) I remember when Mario used to write all kinds of wonderful stories about how popular and awesome Paris HIlton was….LOL

  44. 44

    yes adele is #1 but gaga?? lolol what a joke.her album was named one of the worst albums of the year…no way…she only sold 5 millions…..adele 15 millions…gaga is done

  45. 45

    Re: JennyJJJ – She is number 2 WORLDWIDE however.

  46. 46

    Great job Adele! I would rather have her at number 1 than Katy Perry, Rihanna, or LMFAO. Lady Gaga did great too!

  47. china says – reply to this


    congratz to adele. tranny caca`s album was a fucking joke.

  48. 48

    Re: lington
    Well, the "only sold 5 million" helped her get 2nd best selling album of the year worldwide. Not only that, but in Billboard's year end chart, her debut album was the 56th best-selling album of the year, and that was released 3 years ago. Don't understand why you and the rest of your breed keep trying to compare Adele and GaGa. Adele appeals to a much wider demographic; it's understandable why she would outsell GaGa. Susan Boyle outsold GaGa in 2009. Lady GaGa is a more polarizing figure, but she still managed to outsell most of your favorites this year.

  49. 49

    Re: china – lmfao!! a bunch of flop singles, a flop ”album of the decade,” a flop book, a flop TV special!! poor gagles!! this was suppose to be her year!! when you tank with your 2nd album it doesn't bode well for your career!! clown will be lucky to have a cyndi lauper type of fame in a few years!! :-)

  50. 50

    Re: FatAzzPooHeadDoodle – Her book isn't a flop, it was on NY Times Best Seller for Books…

  51. 51

    gaga cheated this year with the gimmicks

  52. 52

    So what chart are you talking about mario?
    It's not billboard or rolling stone or itunes
    ITunes Top Sellers (Albums):
    21, Adele
    Sigh No More, Mumford & Sons
    Tha Carter IV, Lil Wayne
    Watch The Throne, Jay-Z and Kanye West
    Mylo Xyloto, Coldplay
    Itunes Top Sellers (Singles):
    Rolling in the Deep, Adele
    Party Rock Anthem, LMFAO
    Firework, Katy Perry
    Grenade, Bruno Mars
    Forget You, Cee Lo Green
    Give Me Everything, Pitbull
    E.T., Katy Perry
    Moves Like Jagger, Maroon 5
    Pumped Up Kicks, Foster The People
    Super Bass, Nicki Minaj

  53. 53

    u Haterz r just PATHETIC yes GaGa sold WW more than the US but her new album was certificate double platinum
    and about the 99 cent so ur telling me just because born this way was sold for 99 cent for only 2 days that was the reason that made her sell more than 7 million copies LMFAO

  54. 54

    Re: Success Probability 0% – madonna's SEX book was a hit — i believe it was the most successful coffee table book in history!! poor gaga's discounted X book is a flop, sorry nibbles!! lol and her thanksgiving TV special flopped in the TV ratings, her singles have flopped all year and her ”album of the year” was not even album of the week!! lol!! :-)

  55. 55

    Re: FatAzzPooHeadDoodle – I wouldn't call a book a flop if it was certified as a NY Times Best Seller. Read an article, it said that it was a best seller, hardly a flop…

  56. 56

    Re: ToxicBoy07 – and where is britney on that list??? and it's true sweet heart GaGa's Album sold WW more than the US but it's still x2 platinum in the US ,, so who is flopping??? even billboard said the same thing but i don't see britney or rihanna or katy selling more copies than her LMFAO u MAD!! STAY MAD

  57. ed69 says – reply to this


    Lady Gaga should kill herself like her bullied little monsters….

  58. 58

    Billboard year-end charts: (Lady GaGa)
    Let's See.
    -top artists: #6
    -Hot 100 Songs: #16
    -Hot 100 Artist: #6
    -Billboards 200 Albums: #3
    -Billboard 200 Artists: #4
    -Digital Songs: #9
    -Digital Songs Artists: #6
    -Digital Albums: #3
    -Digital albums Artist: #2
    -Social 50 Artist: #2
    -Pop Songs Artists: #5
    -Dance/Club Artists: #2
    -Dance/Electronic Albums: #1
    -Dance/Electronic Albums Artists: #1
    Can't say the same about Britney Though LOL

  59. 59

    Re: ed69 – OOH CUTE,,, well she is not going anywhere ,,,GET USED TO IT ALREADY OR STAY MAD

  60. ed69 says – reply to this


    Re: Die4me – she flopped because she and her band of little losers said BTW was the album of the decade.. BITCH flopped..

  61. 61

    Re: Die4me – you probably should let go. you're sounding pretty unhinged and defensive. flop ”album of the year”!! lol flop single after flop single, flop X book, and flop TV thanksgiving special!! do you bring up britney's name because she's been around for 13 years and is a legend?? or is it because you gaga fans can't explain why your queen of poop couldn't produce a hit album with her 2nd album and all the publicity in the world…not to mention all the promotion!! Lmfao!! when you promote like gags and you still flop…it's just sad…and, well, hysterical!! :-)

  62. 62

    Re: FatAzzPooHeadDoodle
    And by not producing a hit album, you mean having the 2nd most successful selling album worldwide for the year 2011. Unhinged and defensive? Those are some awfully big words for your vocabulary, Popsci!

  63. 63

    Re: FatAzzPooHeadDoodle – hehehehhee ur telling me this PLZ
    aren't u the one saying that her book is a flop but it's actually in NY times best seller list
    and the album go to Billboard and check who is flopping ,,,, so both ways u LOSE haters sorryy maybe next TIME :D

  64. 64

    Re: SissyBurden – hahahhaa that's soo funny ,,,, Haterz R just PATHETIC

  65. 65

    Dang, MTN is flopping. Sad, because it's a really good song and it's better than half the shit they play on the radio. Oh well, everyone flops. The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, Metallica, Madonna, Michael Jackson, Katy Perry, Rihanna, Britney Spears, Mariah Carey, Elvis Presley, etc. all had flop singles too, not just Gaga…

  66. 66

    Re: Success Probability 0% – MTN is flopping and it's the third flop single off of her flop ”album of the decade!! lol what about her flop x book (madonna's sex book was the most successful coffee table book of all time) and her flop TV thanksgiving day special. i really thought this year was going to be gaga's year but in the end with all the performances and promo, i guess the people just weren't buying it. lulz!! ;-(

  67. 67

    Re: Die4me – i don't know…u don't sound convinced. lol! :-)

  68. 68

    Re: FatAzzPooHeadDoodle – Who's that in your avatar?

  69. 69

    THIS IS A JOKE…another fraudulent scammed comment of idiocracy..NO RELIABILITY NO VALIDITY…she did NOT have #2 album or highest ranking album. Just like she cheated to sale albums for .99 for two days and gave away the rest for free at Best Buy, how is all this garbage even tolerated when it's such lies. I am not a Beiber fan, but his album sold way more than GAG GAG's, and he didn't whore himself out to do it. He didn't give away albums for free or .99 to makes sales. LOL GARGABE

  70. 70

    Re: sanfran1 – backs up her words with actions? Really? She uses a fake alias name instead of her own, which totally contradicts her "born this way" anthem…Ironic much….She constantly disguises her hideous looks to avoid showing how ugly she really is and how she was born that way…Ironic much? She extorts gays to ticket sales…Ironic much? She's a fake, flaky, shady witch who stole from Japan foundation and the bracelet scam. She cheated and committed fraud by giving away albums and selling for .99…She rips off artists left and right by redoing songs and videos that have been done in years past. Yea ok…I really like your interpretation of a phenomenon LOL..what a GARGOYLE joke!

  71. 71

    Re: Die4me – If she's double platinum, then that's 2 mill…yet you said she sold 7 mill…you math doesn't add up. BTW didn't even sell 5 mill according to most reports.

  72. 72

    Re: justacritic – Why do you give her so much shit when you don't even know Gaga really is? And please don't even come and bitch at me for defending her because unlike these people on this site I actually have respect for others. Watch Gaga's Thanksgiving Special, and see her different side.