Who had a bigger year in music: Bieber or Adele?

Would you rather be “Rolling in the Deep” or “Under the Mistletoe?” That, our friends, is the question. And we have the answer.

Now that 2011 is up, Nielsen Soundscan and Billboard’s year-end report have released figures that show who dominated in various categories. And when it came to the top 10 selling artists, Adele and Justin Bieber were No. 1 and No. 2. But one of these songbirds’ numbers crushed the other by almost double!

So, can you guess who came out on top?

It looks like no amount of Bieber fever can bring down Adele.

According to the data, the soulful singer toppled the Biebs with a reported 6,744,000 units sold (J.B. had 3,393,000).

As if that weren’t enough, Adele also got the No. 1 spot in seven other categories, including top 10 selling albums and digital albums for 21.

Well, what would you expect? Bieber’s all busy being in love and stuff…which is all fine and dandy. In fact, we love their love. But when it came to hearing about those depressing moments of dealing with that hollow feeling in your chest, Adele was our girl.

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