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Adele named's most listened to artist of 2011

Grammy award-winning vocalist Adele has been named's most listened to artist of 2011. 

The 'Rolling In The Deep' superstar finished at No.1 in the countdown, which encompasses the past 12 months of music, beating Lady Gaga who came in second and Britney Spears who was crowned fourth. 

Perhaps surprisingly, Foster The People were just behind the 'Marry The Night' pop icon in third place and Natalia Kills rounded off the Top 5. 

2011 was an incredibly fruitful year for Adele as she also came out on top in Spotify's most played of 2011 list, she claimed the highest annual sales figures of any artist since 2004 and finished in the Top 10 of The Telegraph's Britons of the Year poll. 

She has spent the past few months recovering from throat surgery and tweeted a photo of herself feeding a baby tiger on January 6. 




Watch her performance of 'Set Fire To The Rain' from London's Royal Albert Hall below: