THE YEAR OF ADELE
It’s official: 2011 was the year of Adele. Not only did she rule the charts but she penetrated the epic center of pop culture. While she may have won the hearts of Europeans and Tumblrs years ago - it was this year she truly dominated the U.S. Let’s take a look:
By The Numbers
12 million+ albums sold globally of 21
5.6 million copies sold of ‘Rolling In The Deep’
4.67 million albums sold in the U.S.
13 weeks atop of the Billboard 200
12 combined weeks atop of the Billboard 100 (for ‘Rolling In The Deep’ and ‘Someone Like You’)
7 weeks atop of the Billboard 100 for ‘Rolling In The Deep’
6 nominations for the 2012 Grammy Awards (including Best Album, Record and Song)
3 awards at the MTV VMAs for ‘Rolling In The Deep’ (and one powerful performance)
And Everywhere Else
Adele was the first artist ever in United States to have the top selling album (21), single (‘Rolling In The Deep’) and music video (Live at Royal Albert Hall) in a single year.
Adele took the top of many ‘Best of’ lists including:
‘Rumour Has It’ and ‘Someone Like You’ were mashed up for one of best (and most emotional) performances on Glee.
Adele was subject of nearly 1,000 (trackable) news stories in the U.S. alone, according to Nexis.
What did I miss? What were your favorite Adele moments of 2011?
[The animated GIF of Adele was made special for this post courtesy of ImperialBedrooms, one of the finest GIF makers and pop culture tumblrs out there. Thank you, Joey!]
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