Neither. Adele did! The results are finally in and 2011′s World Wide Year-End chart is available for all to see. The figures are based on the album sales made within the year – even if the album, itself, wasn’t released then.
Holding the #1 spot is Adele, whose 21 album sold 15.3 million copies. (She also holds the #7 spot with her 19 album – despite it being released three years ago – with 2.8 million copies.)
Lady Gaga technically nabbed the #2 spot, but she is still very far behind Adele in sales; her Born This Way album sold 5.4 million copies.
Rihanna sits pretty at the #5 spot with her LOUD album selling 3.4 million copies.
Beyonce, however, just made the cut. She achieved the final spot in the Top 10 with her 4 album selling only 2.1 million copies this year.