Surprise, Surprise: Adele Has Most Downloaded Song and Album of 2011 on iTunes

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Posted on 12/09/2011 at 10:26 AM

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The Popdust Files: 21, adele, iTunes, rolling in the deep, sales, year-end lists

All right, then, so far—Adele has the #1 album of the year for Rolling Stone, Time and Amazon.com, and now she also officially has the best-selling single and album of the year on iTunes. (Just taking stock, because we figure it’s only get more ridiculous for her from here with the year-end mishigas.) Though iTunes did not release Adele’s official year-end numbers—they never release sales figures—they also honored the singer/songwriter in the form of their Artist of the Year honors, the first time the same artist has received all three distinctions. “I’m thrilled to top the iTunes album and song charts for 2011 and to be iTunes Artist of the Year is just amazing,” said Adele in a statement. (Because, you know, she can’t actually talk in real life yet.)

Here are the complete top tens of the download site’s year-end charts:

Singles:

1. Adele, “Rolling in the Deep”
2. LMFAO, “Party Rock Anthem”
3. Katy Perry, “Firework”
4. Bruno Mars, “Grenade”
5. Cee Lo, “Fuck/Forget You”
6. Pitbull, “Give Me Everything”
7. Katy Perry, “E.T.”
8. Maroon 5, “Moves Like Jagger”
9. Foster the People, “Pumped Up Kicks”
10. Nicki Minaj, “Super Bass”

Albums:

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

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