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Taylor Swift, Jason Aldean Albums Among Billboard‘s Top 200 Albums of 2011

Taylor Swift's Speak Now CD. Photo courtesy of Big Machine Records.

Billboard.com has compiled their list of the Top 200 Albums of 2011. Adele’s 21 was named the No. 1 album of the year, but Taylor Swift’s Speak Now album came in at No. 2. Jason Aldean’s My Kinda Party was also in the Top 5, coming in at No. 4. Rascal FlattsNothing Like This album took the No. 17 spot and Lady Antebellum’s Need You Now came in at No. 19.

Other country albums in the Top 50 include Zac Brown Band’s You Get What You Give at No. 23, Lady Antebellum’s Own The Night at No. 25, The Band Perry’s self-titled debut at No. 30, Sugarland’s The Incredible Machine at No. 33, Keith Urban’s Get Closer at No. 36, Kenny Chesney’s Hemingway’s Whiskey at No. 42, and Brad Paisley’s This Is Country Music at No. 46.

The Year-End top-selling albums are ranked by sales data as compiled by Nielsen SoundScan.

Top 20 Albums of 2011:

  1. 21 – Adele
  2. Speak Now Taylor Swift
  3. Born This Way – Lady Gaga
  4. My Kinda Party Jason Aldean
  5. The Gift – Susan Boyle
  6. Tha Carter IV – Lil Wayne
  7. Pink Friday – Nicki Minaj
  8. Sigh No More – Mumford & Sons
  9. Loud – Rihanna
  10. Teenage Dream – Katy Perry
  11. My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy – Kanye West
  12. Doo-wops & Hooligans – Bruno Mars
  13. Recovery – Eminem
  14. Watch The Throne – Jay-Z & Kanye West
  15. O Holy Night – Jackie Evancho
  16. Born Free – Kid Rock
  17. Nothing Like This Rascal Flatts
  18. My World 2.0 – Justin Bieber
  19. Need You Now Lady Antebellum
  20. Glee: The Music, The Christmas Album Soundtrack – Various Artists

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