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Adele PPL's top artist of 2011

Paul Williams
Adele PPL's top artist of 2011

The XL Recordings artist takes her position at the top of the first-ever artist chart published by PPL. It is based on radio and TV plays during the calendar year as well as what was played in venues such as pubs and clubs.

Adele also heads PPL's pop chart for 2011 with Rolling In The Deep, while Set Fire To The Rain is third and Someone Like You fifth. The Interscope/Polydor single Moves Like Jagger by Maroon 5 featuring Christina Aguilera takes runner-up place and the Island/Lava-issued Price Tag by Jessie J featuring B.o.B. is fourth on the chart, compiled from plays last year across radio, TV and venues and outlets where recorded music is publicly played.

On the artist chart Interscope/Polydor's Lady Gaga is second, Def Jam/Mercury's Rihanna third and Polydor's Take That fourth. Elektra/Atlantic signing Bruno Mars rounds off the top five in fifth place, ahead of Parlophone's Coldplay who are fifth and Virgin's Katy Perry is ranked seventh. The Top 10 is completed by Island/Lava's Jessie J in eight position, Epic's Olly Murs ninth and Postiva/Virgin's David Guetta 10th.

The PPL classical chart of the most-played classical recordings of the year is headed by the Decca-issued Einoudi by Ludovico Einodi who also occupies second and third places with Nightbook and The Tower respectively.

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