Adele is the top artist of 2011, according to Billboard.
Adele has a voice that’s downright undeniable! Her second album, “21,” roared into stores this year, earning her multiple accolades and recognition — including six Grammy nominations. Today, Billboard announced that the British singer is their Top Artist of 2011.
According to CBS, Adele sold more than 4.8M albums this year. No surprise, her lead single “Rolling in the Deep” was also crowned 2011’s most popular song.
Although Adele has had major success this year, she unexpectedly canceled several U.S. tour dates and underwent throat surgery. She’s recovering quite well and plans to be back on stage by February of 2012.
She tells Billboard, “I imagine I’ll be 25 or 26 by the time my next record comes out, as I haven’t even thought about my third record yet. I’m just gonna lay some concrete, set up home and just ‘be’ for a bit. I’ll disappear and come back with a record when it’s good enough. There will be no new music until it’s good enough and until I’m ready.”
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