Top Grossing RnB albums of 2011
2011 was a big year for RnB artists as sales rose for many top artists. While pop music is still on top of the charts, RnB music also had a strong following and has also dominated the charts from time to time. The recent popularity of RnB has also been down to the fact that new styles have emerged and pushed the boundary on a traditional RnB beat sounds like.
The following are the top five RnB albums in 2011:
21 by Adele
Adele is unmistakably one of the best RnB artists in modern times with her cool sounding voice that perfectly complements her instrumentals and amazing lyrics. Her sophomore album “21” was purchased more than 3,772,000 times worldwide. Her second album focuses on a more upbeat setting with the same soulful voice.
Christmas by Michael Buble
Second place is actually very surprising considering that it’s only a Christmas album. But Michael Buble was very successful in marketing the album with repacked traditional Christmas songs. More than 1,292,000 copies were sold worldwide and it’s becoming one of the top holiday albums of any year.
Doo Woo and Hooligans by Bruno Mars
Only a handful of artists can claim they have become part of the mainstream. Bruno Mars has become part of that small collect, selling 1,214,420 copies worldwide. The album has a strong following because of Bruno’s commercially appealing voice and lyrics.
19 by Adele
Adele’s debut album is also one of the biggest selling albums of last year. The LP sold 1,210,410 copies worldwide and the number continues to rise through the singer’s growing popularity.
Loud by Rihanna
2011 was also kind to Rihanna with “Loud” selling at least 876,000 copies worldwide. The sales show a strong following for the singer even after her personal struggle with a fellow RnB artist.