Top 10 Selling Musical Artists, 2011

In 2011, Adele topped the charts in America with her albums sales. Adele's total units sold nearly double the artist in the second spot, Justin Bieber. The following table lists the rank, artist, and U.S. sales data for the top ten selling musical artists of 2011.

Rank Artist Units Sold
 1. Adele 6,744,000
 2. Justin Bieber 3,393,000
 3. Michael Buble 2,985,000
 4. Lady Gaga 2,828,000
 5. Lil' Wayne 2,651,000
 6. Lady Antebellum 2,180,000
 7. Glee Cast 2,104,000
 8. Jason Aldean 1,884,000
 9. Taylor Swift 1,847,000
10. Drake 1,591,000
Based on album sales from Jan. 3, 2011–Jan. 2, 2012.
Source: Nielsen SoundScan. © 2012, Nielsen Media Research.

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