Billboard Year End Charts 2011

Who sold more and was popular in 2011?

 

 

 

It’s not exactly 2011 as the year end chart counts sales and airplay from 01 December to 30 November. In the case of 2011 Year End Chart data is from December 2010 to the end of November 2011. Sales and airplay December 2011 will be part of next year chart. This way Billboard can publish the Year End Chart on the Year End edition. But online they were published this weekend!

It’s not necessary to be an expert to imagine that Adele and Katy Perry are way talked about on 2011 Year End Charts. They both are enjoying a lot of commercial success in US right now and they both broke a few Billboard Chart Records during 2011.

Since Billboard added the top overall artist category to its year-end recaps in 1981, no woman has ever pulled off the triple crown win until this year (Artist, Single and Album).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Aside from Adele, the only time a woman has earned the No. 1 titles on both the year-end Billboard 200 and Hot 100 recaps was in 1993. That year, Whitney Houston reigned with the soundtrack to “The Bodyguard” and the ubiquitous “I Will Always Love You” single.

Adele simply took over Billboard’s charts in 2011, storming both the Billboard 200 and Hot 100. Her “21” album, released Feb. 22, debuted at No. 1 on the former tally and has spent 13 nonconsecutive weeks atop the list. It also spent 39 weeks inside the TOP 5 breaking the previous record that belonged to Michael Jackson (38 weeks). Two of its singles, “Rolling in the Deep” and “Someone Like You,” spent seven and five weeks at No. 1, respectively, on the Hot 100.

While “21” could certainly return to No. 1, its 13 weeks in the penthouse mark the most weeks atop the list since the soundtrack to “Titanic” spent 16 weeks at No. 1 in 1998. She also one of the 5 Woman that spend 13 or more weeks at the Top Billboard Album Chart.

Adele’s triumph as the top artist of 2011 also rewrites a bit of history: This is the third year in a row where a woman takes home the honors. That’s the longest women have ruled the Top Artists chart. Adele follows Lady Gaga (2010) and Taylor Swift (2009).

Top Artists 2011

 

The Top Artists recap ranks the best-performing acts of the year derived from activity on the Billboard 200 albums tally and the Billboard Hot 100 singles list, as well as streaming, social, touring boxscore and ringtone data.

For the first time in 30 years there are only solo acts on the Top 10 of Top Artist Year End Chart. The first group/duo comes in at #11 and are The Black Eyed Peas.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

#01 – Adele

 

 

 

 

#02 – Rihanna

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

#03 – Katy Perry

 

 

 

 

 

 

#04 – Lady Gaga

 

 

 

 

#05 – Lil Wayne

 

 

 

 

#06 – Bruno Mars

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

#07 – Nicki Minaj

 

 

 

 

 

#08 – Taylor Swift

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

#09 – Justin Bieber

#10 – Chris Brown

Hot 200 Albums 2011

 

This shows what are the best selling albums in US in the past 12 months. Adele “21 is by far the #01. The album moved almost 5 million units selling more than twice than Taylor Swift’s “Speak Now”, the number #02 of the year that moved little more than 2.1 millions. Lady Gaga and her announced  as “best selling album of the century” managed to get the #03 album of the year selling around 1.8 million copies. The last time the number #01 album of the year doubled the #02 numbers was in 2004 when Usher was #01 with “.

Adele is also the first British artist to have the year’s best-selling album since Spice Girls scored in 1997 with Spice. “21” debuted at #1 the week ending Feb. 27. It has logged 13 weeks at #1, more than any other album since the Titanic soundtrack had 16 weeks on top in 1998.

 

 

 

 

 

Year End Position / Artist / Album name / Peak position at Billboard 200

 

#01 Adele –  “21” / 13 weeks at #01 (2011)
#02 Taylor Swift / “Speak Now” / 4 weeks at #01 (2011)
#03 Lady Gaga / “Born This Way / 2 weeks at #01 (2011)
#04 Jason Aldean / “My Kind of Party” / #02 (2010)
#05 Susan Boyle / “The Gift” / 4 weeks at #01 (2010)
#06 Lil Wayne / “Tha Carta IV” / 2 weeks at #01 (2011)
#07 Nicki Minaj / “Pink Friday” / 1 week at #01 (2011)
#08 Mumford & Sons / “Sigh No More” / #02 (2011)
#09 Rihanna / “Loud” / #03 (2010)
#10 Katy Perry / “Teenage Dream” / 1 week at #01 (2010)

 

Hot 200 Albums Artists 2011

 

This chart show what artist sold more albums that were in the Hot 200 during the past 12 months. Not surprisingly Adele is #01 with 2 albums among the Top 200 Best Selling Albums of the year in US: “21” at #01 and “19” at #37.
Justin Bieber comes as the second best seller album artist as he unbelievably puts 5 albums on the Top 200 Best Sellers (and almost all Top 100): #18 “My World 2.0”, #28 “Never Say Never – The Remixes”, #29 “My Worlds Accoustic”, #94 “Under The Mistle Toe” (the just released Christmas album) and #108 “My World”.

 

#01 Adele
#02 Justin Bieber
#03 Taylor Swift
#04 Lady Gaga
#05 Lil Wayne
#06 Susan Boyle
#07 Lady Antebellum
#08 Jason Aldean
#09 Kanye West
#10 Jackie Evancho

 

Hot 200 Digital Albums 2011

 

This shows what are the best selling albums as downloads in virtual internet shops like iTunes in US in the past 12 months. Adele “21 is by far the #01 again. Not surprisingly Lady Gaga’s “Born This Way” comes in at #02. Her album first week sales Amazon promotion did help as it sold almost half a million copies at 99 cents (instead the regular price of 10$) in order to promote their Cloud Drive music offer. Even though they only charged 6.99$ per the digital version of the album after the 2 day promotion.
Almost half of the the digital album Top 10 sellers aren’t featured on the main Top 10 sellers of the year that includes digital and physical sales. It’s notorious that both Rock and Rap sell better on downloads than physical at shops.

 

Year End Position / Artist / Album name
#01 Adele / “21”
#02 Lady Gaga / “Born This Way
#03 Mumford & Sons / “Sigh No More”
#04 Jay Z & Kanye West / Watch the Throne
#05 Lil Wayne / “Tha Carta IV”
#06 Kanye West / “My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy”
#07 Coldplay / “Mylo Xyloto”
#08 Rihanna / “Loud”
#09 Katy Perry / “Teenage Dream”
#10 Bruno Mars / “Doo-Whops & Hooligans”

 

 

Hot 100 Songs 2011

 

Not surprisingly Adele it’s #01 again as “Rolling In The Deep” broke that records and stayed 7 weeks at #01. Surprise is “Someone Like You” that was #01 for 5 weeks appear only at #24 on the Year End List. “Someone Like You” holds also the record biggest rise to #01 in Billboard history as the single climbed 18 positions from #19 to #01. Katy Perry, that had 3 #01’s during the past 12 months was able to get 2 of the TOP 5 Best Selling Singles. Another surprise is Lady Gaga’s “Born This Way” missing the Top 10 of the year being only at #18 when it spent 6 weeks at #01 during 2011.

#01 Adele – “Rolling In The Deep” / 7 weeks at #01
 

#02 LMFAO – “Party Anthem” / 6 weeks at #01

 

#03 Katy Perry – “Firework” / weeks at #01

 

#04 Katy Perry feat. Kanye West – “E.T.” / weeks at #01

 

#05 Pitbull feat. Ne-Yo, Afrojack & Nayer – Give Me Everything / 1 week at #01

 

#06 Bruno Mars – “Grenade” / weeks at #01

 

#07 Cee Lo Green – “F**k You (Forget You)” / weeks at #01

 

#08 Nicki Minaj – “Super Bass” / weeks at #01

 


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#09 Maroon 5 feat. Christina Aguilera – “Moves Like Jagger” / weeks at #01

 

#10 The Black Eyed Peas – “Just Can’t Get Enough” / weeks at #01

 

Hot 100 Songs Artists 2011

 
Katy Perry that got 5 #01 songs from her album “Teenage Dream”, puting her on a tie with Michael Jackson for the Artist with Most #01 Hits from an Album. Michael Jackson scored 5 #01 Hits from his “Bad” album during 1987 and 1988. Bruno Mars come in second place that got a number #01 song (“Grenade” was #01 for 4 weeks) and two other songs peaking at Top 10 of the Hot 100 (one of them is currently at #03 and still climbing). Riahnna comes in third because she released 8 singles during the past 12 month. Not all of them were very successful and some even failed the Hot 100 but three of them got to the #01 position. During 2011 Rihanna got her 11th #01 single putting her on a tie with Whitney Houston as the female artist with most #01’s in US. Only Madonna and Mariah Carey have more #01 on the Billboard Hot 100. Adele comes at #04 despite being the artist that spent more weeks at #01 during 2011 (a total of 12 weeks at the #01 of the Hot 100).

 

#01 – Katy Perry
#02 – Bruno Mars
#03 – Rihanna
#04 – Adele
#05 – Lil Wayne
#06 – Lady Gaga
#07 – Nicki Minaj
#08 – Pit Bull
#09 – Chris Brown
#10 – Britney Spears

 

Hot 100 Digital Songs 2011

 

It’s all about sales here. Not surprisingly Adele it’s #01 again as “Rolling In The Deep” digital single sold 5.6 million payed downloads. Katy Perry, that had 3 #01’s during the past 12 months was able to get 2 songs on the TOP 5 Best Selling Singles.

 

#01. Adele – “Rolling In The Deep”
#02. Katy Perry feat. Kanye West – “E.T.”
#03. LMFAO – “Party Rock Anthem”
#04. Katy Perry – “Firework”
#05. Cee-Lo Green – “F**k You (Forget You)”
#06. Bruno Mars – “Grenade”
#07. Pitbull, Ne-Yo, Afrojack, Nayer – “Give Me Everything”
#08. Maroon 5 feat. Christina Aguilera – “Moves Like Jagger”
#09. Lady Gaga – “Born This Way”
#10. Jennifer Lopez feat. Pitbull – “On The Floor”

 

Hot 100 Digtal Artists

Looking at the first 4 places one would say that radio plays what it sells… or that what it sells is what plays on the radio. But looking at the whole Top 10 we find that it’s not that equal to the Hot 100 Radio Songs. Katy Perry was the best selling singles artist and Bruno Mars got the second most played. Rihanna comes at third  (8 singles released and scored 3 Hot 100 #01 hits).

 

#01. Katy Perry
#02. Bruno Mars
#03. Rihanna
#04. Adele
#05. Nicki Minaj
#06. Pitbull
#07 Chris Brown
#08. Lil Wayne
#09. P!nk
#10. Lady Gaga

 

Hot 100 Radio Songs 2011

Pitbull’s “Give Me Everything” was more played by radio than Adele’s “Rolling In The Deep” but the Katy Perry was able to put 3 songs on the Top 10 (2 of the songs are even Top 5!) and Bruno Mars had 2 songs there making them favorites of radio DJ’s.

 

#01. Pitbull, Ne-Yo, Afrojack, Nayer – “Give Me Everything”
#02. Adele – “Rolling In The Deep”
#03. Katy Perry – “Firework”
#04. LMFAO – “Party Rock Anthem”
#05. Katy Perry feat. Kanye West – “E.T.”
#06. Bruno Mars – “Grenade”
#07. Bruno Mars – “Just The Way You Are”
#08. Nicki Minaj – “Super Bass”
#09. Black Eyed Peas – “Just Can’t Get Enough”
#10. Katy Perry – “Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)”

 

Hot 100 Radio Songs Artists 2011

As we could guess by the Hot 100 Radio Songs Katy Perry was the artist most played by US radios and Bruno Mars got the second most played. No surprise that Rihanna comes at third as she released 8 singles and scored 3 Hot 100 #01 hits. Surprise that with all the media support and 6 single releases (all of them Top 40 hits – 4 got even Top 10 and 1  hit the #01 spot) Lady Gaga only comes at #10 on the most played at radio.

 

#01. Katy Perry
#02. Bruno Mars
#03. Rihanna
#04. Adele
#05. Nicki Minaj
#06. Pitbull
#07 Chris Brown
#08. Lil Wayne
#09. P!nk
#10. Lady Gaga

 

Most Grossing Tours 2011:

This is a worldwide chart and not only US. With only 44 sold out shows in 2011 U2 were able to make around 293 million dollars and got the #01 spot on this list. They also broke a record as 360º Tour is now the Best Grossing Tour Ever. After 3 years it made 736 millions in more than 100 stadium concerts and 7.7 million people attended. Bon Jovi come in second with 192 million dollars with 68 shows and Take That managed to do 185 million dollars with only 29 shows!

 

 

 

 

 

 

#01 – U2

Total Gross: $293,281,487 Number of Shows: 44
Total Attendance: 2,887,972 Number of Sell-Outs: 44

Setlist Essential: “Where The Streets Have No Name”

#02 – Bon Jovi

Total Gross: $192,947,951 Number of Shows: 68
Total Attendance: 1,851,385 Number of Sell-Outs: 68

Setlist Essential: “Wanted Dead Or Alive”

#03 – Take That

Total Gross: $185,175,360 Number of Shows: 29
Total Attendance: 1,806,473 Number of Sell-Outs: 29

Setlist Essential: “Kidz”

4 – Roger Waters

Total Gross: $149,904,965 Number of Shows: 92
Total Attendance: 1,362,993 Number of Sell-Outs: 92

Setlist Essential: “Comfortably Numb”

5 – Taylor Swift

Total Gross: $97,368,416 Number of Shows: 89
Total Attendance: 1,356,720 Number of Sell-Outs: 87

Setlist Essential: “You Belong With Me”

6 – Kenny Chesney

Total Gross: $84,576,917 Number of Shows: 55
Total Attendance: 1,160,132 Number of Sell-Outs: 37

Setlist Essential: “Somewhere With You”

7 – Usher

Total Gross: $74,954,681 Number of Shows: 73
Total Attendance: 922,327 Number of Sell-Outs: 58

Setlist Essential: “DJ Got Us Falling In Love”

8 – Lady Gaga

Total Gross: $71,900,434 Number of Shows: 45
Total Attendance: 745,735 Number of Sell-Outs: 43

Setlist Essential: “Born This Way/Edge Of Glory”

9 – André Rieu

Total Gross: $67,104,756 Number of Shows: 102
Total Attendance: 657,757 Number of Sell-Outs: 15

Setlist Essential: “Qué Será Será”

10 – Sade

Total Gross: $53,178,550 Number of Shows: 59
Total Attendance: 588,693 Number of Sell-Outs: 21

Setlist Essential: “No Ordinary Love”

11 – Michael Bublé

Total Gross: $49,856,921 Number of Shows: 57
Total Attendance: 520,242 Number of Sell-Outs: 36

Setlist Essential: “For Once In My Life”

12 – Eagles

Total Gross: $49,759,190 Number of Shows: 24
Total Attendance: 286,684 Number of Sell-Outs: 3

Setlist Essential: “Long Road Out Of Eden”

13 – Katy Perry

Total Gross: $48,851,454 Number of Shows: 98
Total Attendance: 1,002,656 Number of Sell-Outs: 54

Setlist Essential: “Firework”

14 – Lil Wayne

Total Gross: $46,300,000 Number of Shows: 69
Total Attendance: 712,000 Number of Sell-Outs: 14

Setlist Essential: “How To Love”

15 – Justin Bieber

Total Gross: $44,124,922 Number of Shows: 35
Total Attendance: 567,544 Number of Sell-Outs: 27

Setlist Essential: “One Less Lonely Girl”

16 – Glee Live! In Concert!

Total Gross: $40,854,811 Number of Shows: 40
Total Attendance: 485,852 Number of Sell-Outs: 40

Setlist Essential: “I Wanna Hold Your Hand”

17 – NKOTBSB

Total Gross: $40,415,307 Number of Shows: 51
Total Attendance: 609,426 Number of Sell-Outs: 22

Setlist Essential: “The Right Stuff/Larger Than Life”

18 – Journey

Total Gross: $39,069,939 Number of Shows:73
Total Attendance: 688,871 Number of Sell-Outs: 17

Setlist Essential: “Don’t Stop Believin'”

19 – Britney Spears

Total Gross: $37,100,000 Number of Shows: 39
Total Attendance: 396,000 Number of Sell-Outs:14

Setlist Essential: “Hold It Against Me”

20 – Iron Maiden

Total Gross: $33,085,671 Number of Shows: 33
Total Attendance: 473,285 Number of Sell-Outs: 17

Setlist: Essential: “The Talisman”

21 – Kylie Minogue

Total Gross: $32,559,439 Number of Shows: 41
Total Attendance: 307,135 Number of Sell-Outs: 2

Setlist Essential: “Closer/There Must Be An Angel/Love At First Sight”

22 – Neil Diamond

Total Gross: $31,303,070 Number of Shows: 20
Total Attendance: 239,723 Number of Sell-Outs: 4

Setlist Essential: “Sweet Caroline”

23 – Enrique Iglesias

Total Gross: $30,811,001 Number of Shows: 38
Total Attendance: 397,857 Number of Sell-Outs: 32

Setlist Essential: “Tonight”

24 – Jason Aldean

Total Gross: $27,768,963 Number of Shows: 58
Total Attendance: 790,530 Number of Sell-Outs: 47

Setlist Essential: “See You When I See You”

25 – Toby Keith

Total Gross: $27,313,132 Number of Shows: 52
Total Attendance: 673,668 Number of Sell-Outs: 19

Setlist Essential: “Made In America”

 

Billboard Year End Charts 2011 complete list:

http://www.billboard.com/#/charts/charts-year-end?year=2011

As in:

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