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 Flatts‘ Nothing 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:
- 21 – Adele
- Speak Now – Taylor Swift
- Born This Way – Lady Gaga
- My Kinda Party – Jason Aldean
- The Gift – Susan Boyle
- Tha Carter IV – Lil Wayne
- Pink Friday – Nicki Minaj
- Sigh No More – Mumford & Sons
- Loud – Rihanna
- Teenage Dream – Katy Perry
- My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy – Kanye West
- Doo-wops & Hooligans – Bruno Mars
- Recovery – Eminem
- Watch The Throne – Jay-Z & Kanye West
- O Holy Night – Jackie Evancho
- Born Free – Kid Rock
- Nothing Like This – Rascal Flatts
- My World 2.0 – Justin Bieber
- Need You Now – Lady Antebellum
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