Adele is Billboard artist of 2012
Published 14/12/2012 | 17:14
Adele has been named Billboard's top artist of the year for the second year in a row.
As well as being 2012's biggest artist her diamond 21 album, released in February 2011, is also the year's top album for the second year running.
The year's top three songs are Gotye's Somebody That I Used to Know Carly Rae Jepsen's Call Me Maybe and fun's We Are Young.
Adele is also the top female artist. Drake is the top male artist, One Direction is the top new artist and Maroon 5 is the year's top group.
Billboard said Drake, Taylor Swift, fun. and Don Omar are the top acts in the R&B/hip-hop, country, rock and Latin fields, respectively.
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