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Taylor Swift, Jason Aldean, Lady A Named to Billboard‘s Top Artists of 2011 Chart

Taylor Swift photo courtesy of Big Machine Records.

Billboard.com has released its list of the Top Artists of 2011. Adele tops the multi-genre chart with Rihanna, Katy Parry, Lady Gaga and Lil Wayne rounding out the Top 5. Taylor Swift is the only country artist to make the Top 10, ranking No. 8. Jason Aldean and Lady Antebellum found themselves ranked inside the Top 20 with Jason coming in at No. 13 and Lady A at No. 20.

Artists are ranked according to chart performance on the Billboard Hot 100 songs chart and the Billboard 200 albums chart. Other country artists making the Top 50 include Kenny Chesney at No. 28, Blake Shelton at No. 29. Zac Brown Band at No. 32, The Band Perry at No. 35, Rascal Flatts at No. 38 and Brad Paisley at No. 45.

Top 20 Artists of 2011:

  1. Adele
  2. Rihanna
  3. Katy Perry
  4. Lady Gaga
  5. Lil Wayne
  6. Bruno Mars
  7. Nicki Minaj
  8. Taylor Swift
  9. Justin Bieber
  10. Chris Brown
  11. The Black Eyed Peas
  12. Eminem
  13. Jason Aldean
  14. Britney Spears
  15. Wiz Khalifa
  16. P!nk
  17. Pitbull
  18. Kanye West
  19. Ke$ha
  20. Lady Antebellum

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