Adele takes centre stage with record awards tally
Published 10/12/2011 | 05:00
BRITISH singer Adele made Billboard history last night when she became the first female singer to be named top artist, have the top album, '21', and score the top single, 'Rolling in the Deep', all in one year.
The 23-year-old chanteuse was followed in the top artist group by No 2 Rihanna, Katy Perry and Lady Gaga, while Nicki Minaj, Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber, Chris Brown, Lil Wayne and Bruno Mars rounded out the top ten.
"I'm incredibly private but I'm also incredibly honest, and I think that creates a kind of meet-in-the-middle, respectable ground," she said.
The singer, who earned six grammy nominations last week, was also named top female, while rapper Lil Wayne was top male.