She may be temporarily out-of-commission due to delicate throat surgery, but superstar singer Adele can claim victory as the top recording artist of 2011!
The chanteuse's sophomore album 21 is the biggest selling album of the year in the US, selling almost five million copies, with over thirteen million copies sold worldwide! The album debuted at Number One on the US album charts, the first time a female British solo artist has achieved the feat. She also has the Number One smash hit of the year, with her incredibly catchy "Rolling in the Deep", which remained the top single in the country for an astonishing eight weeks.
Adele's first live concert performance to be released on DVD, Adele Live at the Royal Albert Hall, has quickly become the biggest selling music video of 2011 since its release in November. In all of Nielsen SoundScan history, NO OTHER ARTIST has topped all three of these year-end charts. An amazing accomplishment for an amazingly talented lady.
Recover soon from your surgery, Adele, as we are all expecting even bigger things from you in 2012...