Adele Scores iTunes' 2011 Best Selling Song and Album
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'Rolling in the Deep' is the most downloaded song throughout 2011, while '21' is the best selling album of the year.

AceShowbiz - Just a few days after being announced as the frontrunner to have the first and second biggest selling album in the United Kingdom, %cAdele% is revealed as the 2011 queen of iTunes by topping not just one but two lists. The British pop sensation rules lists of both best selling song and album on the digital store.

Adele's single "Rolling in the Deep" becomes the most downloaded song. The track, which actually was released a year ago, overshadows %cLMFAO%'s "Party Rock Anthem" which occupies the second place. %cKaty Perry%'s "Firework", %cBruno Mars%' "Grenade", and %cCee-Lo% Green's "Forget You" round up the top 5.

On the list of Top-Selling Albums, Adele reigns with her "21". The album, which has sold 4.8 million copies in the United States alone, wins the race to the top spot against %cMumford & Sons%' "Sigh No More", %cLil Wayne%'s "Tha Carter IV". The folk rock effort and the hip-hop CD rank the second and the third respectively.

Additionally, iTunes declares %cNicki Minaj% as breakthrough artist of the year. %cFoster the People%'s "Pumped Up Kicks", which is the ninth-best selling song, is named song of the year. Meanwhile, %cFoo Fighters%' "Wasting Light", which doesn't make it to the top 10 of best selling albums, is dubbed album of the year.

Top Selling Songs:

  1. "Rolling in the Deep" - %cAdele%
  2. "Party Rock Anthem" - %cLMFAO% ft. %cLauren Bennett% & %cGoonRock%
  3. "Firework" - %cKaty Perry%
  4. "Grenade" - %cBruno Mars%
  5. "Forget You" - %cCee-Lo% Green
  6. "Give Me Everything" - %cPitbull% ft. %cNe-Yo%, %cAfrojack% & %cNayer%
  7. "E.T." - %cKaty Perry% ft. %cKanye West%
  8. "Moves Like Jagger" - %cMaroon 5% ft. %cChristina Aguilera%
  9. "Pumped Up Kicks" - %cFoster the People%
  10. "Super Bass" - %cNicki Minaj%
Top Selling Albums:
  1. "21" - %cAdele%
  2. "Sigh No More" - %cMumford & Sons%
  3. "Tha Carter IV" (Deluxe Edition) - %cLil Wayne%
  4. "Watch the Throne" (Deluxe Edition) - %cKanye West% and %cJay-Z%
  5. "Mylo Xyloto" - %cColdplay%
  6. "Born This Way" (Bonus Track Version) - %cLady GaGa%
  7. "Loud" - %cRihanna%
  8. "Take Care" (Deluxe Edition) - %cDrake%
  9. "Teenage Dream" - %cKaty Perry%
  10. "Doo - Wops & Hooligans" (Deluxe Edition) - %cBruno Mars%

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