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A Musical Retrospective

2011 A MUSICAL RETROSPECTIVE Each year there's a new artist, album, or song that tickles our collective fancy. From the mega chart-topping superstars who rose from oblivion to the artists who have been carving out their niche in the music industry for years, 2011 did not disappoint! Let's review the past year and identify some of the highlights. THE HIGHLIGHTS This year we saw the following artists and songs top the Billboard charts. NUMBER OF WEEKS SPENT AS BILLBOARD #1 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 BEST ALBUM OF THE YEAR BILLBOARD 200: TOP ALBUMS 13 WKS According to Various Music Authorities Adele - 21 Michael Buble – Christmas MOJO PJ Harvey – Let England Shake ENGLAND SHAKE Taylor Swift - Speak Now Beyoncé – 4 NME PJ Harvey – Let England Shake Jay-Z and Kanye West – Watch The Throne ENGLAND SHAKE Lady Gaga – Born This Way PASTE Lil Wayne - Tha Carter IV Bon Iver – Bon Iver HOT 100: TOP SONGS 7 WKS PITCHFORK Top 3 Highest Rated Rihanna Featuring Calvin Harris – We Found Love Adele – Rolling In the Deep 9.5 Bon Iver- Lady Gaga - Born This Way (single] Bon Iver LMFAO Featuring Lauren Bennett & GoonRock - Party Rock Anthem 9.3 Girls – Father, Son, Holy Ghost Adele - Someone Like You GRLS INDEPENDENT ARTISTS: TOP ALBUMS 9.1 м83. 17 WKS M83 – Jason Aldean - My Kind of Party Hurry Up, We're Dreaming Mumford & Sons - Sigh No More ROLLING Wilco - The Whole Love STONE Adele – 21 ADELE 21 RINGTONES: TOP SONGS SPIN 15 WKS F***ed Up – David Comes Jason Aldean - Dirt Road Anthem to Life Wiz Khalifa - Black and Yellow маз. FILTER LMFAO – Sexy And I Know It M83 – Hurry up, we're dreaming 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 89 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 ROCK-AND-ROLL HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES PERFORMER CATEGORY: ALICE COOPER NEIL DIAMOND DR. JOHN DARLENE LOVE TOM WAITS NON-PERFORMER CATEGORY: JAC HOLZMAN ART RUPE SIDEMAN CATEGORY: LEON RUSSELL A BIG YEAR FOR DIGITAL MUSIC Up 3.6 percent Up 11 percent Up 19 percent Overall digital sales volume in mid 2011 was up 3.6 percent compared to the same time in 2010. Over 650 million individual tracks were downloaded in the first half of 2011 – 11 percent growth from Digital album sales in the first half of 2011 were up 19 percent compared to the same time in 2010. the same time in 2010. STREAMING SITES SHINED PANDORA SPOTIFY Active users grew 65 percent year-over-year, reaching a record 40 million in Q3 of the 2012 fiscal year. Total listener The free music 1000000 streaming site was finally introduced to the U.S. in July. In late November, Spotify already had 2.5 million paying subscribers. hours on Pandora increased 104 percent during the same time period, reaching approximately 2.1 billion hours. = 1 million users FACEBOOK Facebook rolls out their integrated music dashboard as they partner with such streaming services as Spotify,, Rhapsody, Slacker Radio, MOG and Rdio. O = 10,000 digital copies o||o Napster finally hangs up its hat in October, seceding to the industry gunslingers out for "pirate blood." Napster user accounts are folded into Rhapsody. O0||O | 이 00 이 0 이 000 o||O||O||O 1 million digital copies Eminem's Recovery became the first record to ever sell 1 million digital copies. SOURCES SONOS,,,,,,,,,,

A Musical Retrospective

shared by rmmojado on Mar 23
The past year marked many interesting developments in music, from breakout artists with surprise hits to big strides in streaming audio. Take a moment to reflect on 2011 with this musical retrospective graphic.




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