Britney Spears, Adele Rule Billboard.com's Readers Poll 2011
Britney Spears, Adele Rule Billboard.com's Readers Poll 2011

The year's most recognizable pop divas remained the fan favorites in the Billboard.com 2011 Readers' Poll, with Adele, Britney Spears, Lady Gaga and Nicki Minaj scoring the most votes the poll's major categories. Once Billboard.com readers weighed in on their favorite songs, albums and artists over the past 12 months and the hundreds of thousands of votes were tallied, Spears emerged as our 2011 MVP, and her "Til The World Ends" remix partner, Nicki Minaj, was voted Newcomer of the Year. Meanwhile Adele snagged the most votes for Favorite Hot 100 No. 1 ("Rolling in the Deep") and Favorite Billboard 200 No. 1 for sophomore album "21."

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2011 MVP

1. Britney Spears (43%)

2. Lady Gaga (22%)

3. Adele (17%)
Best Newcomer

1. Nicki Minaj (63%)

2. Foster The People (13%)

3. Scotty McCreery (10%)
Favorite Hot 100 No. 1

1. Adele, "Rolling in the Deep" (32%)

2. Britney Spears, "Hold It Against Me" (31%)

3. Lady Gaga, "Born This Way" (16%)

Spears, who returned with a new album, "Femme Fatale," that topped the Billboard 200 albums chart upon its March release, was narrowly edged out by Adele for the top prize in the Favorite Billboard 200 No. 1 category. But the veteran pop star came in on top for Best Music Video for her sultry "Til The World Ends" clip, and her Femme Fatale trek beat out U2 and Taylor Swift for Best Tour. Spears also shared the Best Awards Show Performance trophy with Rihanna, whom she joined onstage for the "S&M" remix at the 2011 Billboard Music Awards.

Favorite Billboard 200 No. 1

1. Adele, "21" (35%)

2. Britney Spears, "Femme Fatale" (33%)

3. Lady Gaga, "Born This Way" (17%)
Best Music Video

1. Britney Spears, "Til The World Ends" (45%)

2. Lady Gaga, "Born This Way" (23%)

3. Rihanna feat. Calvin Harris, "We Found Love" (11%)

Best Tour

1. Britney Spears' Femme Fatale Tour (58%)

2. U2's 360 Tour (11%)

3. Taylor Swift's Speak Now Tour (10%)

Meanwhile, Nicki Minaj -- who was named Billboard's Rising Star at this year's Women in Music event and who dominated the Newcomer field, easily taking down Foster The People and "American Idol" champ Scotty McCreery -- fell into third place behind leader Lady Gaga in the Best Fashion category. Gaga ironically finished second in Best Music Video (for "Born This Way") and 2011 MVP votes but won in the Most Overrated category.

Best Awards Show Performance

1. Rihanna & Britney Spears, Billboard Music Awards (47%)

2. Adele, MTV Video Music Awards (17%)

3. Beyonce, Billboard Music Awards (13%)
Most Overrated

1. Lady Gaga (30%)

2. Britney Spears (29%)

3. Justin Bieber (21%)
Best Fashion

1. Lady Gaga (31%)

2. Rihanna (25%)

3. Nicki Minaj (13%)

Other noteworthy Readers' Poll results included Coldplay winning Best Festival Performance, Jay-Z being part of the Hottest Couple AND Best Bromance, and Madonna fans already salivating for an album from her next year. Check out the rest of the results below, including the percentage of the votes that each candidate received in each category, and give us your feedback in the comments section.

Best Festival Performance

1. Coldplay at Glastonbury (36%)

2. Kanye West at Austin City Limits (15%)

3. Robyn at Bonnaroo (12%)
Hottest Couple

1. Jay-Z and Beyonce (51%)

2. Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez (27%)

3. Wiz Khalifa and Amber Rose (7%)
Best Bromance

1. Jay-Z and Kanye West (36%)

2. Justin Bieber and Usher (22%)

3. Eminem and Royce Da 5'9" (14%)
Best Comeback

1. Jennifer Lopez (47%)

2. Kelly Clarkson (17%)

3. Evanescence (12%)
Biggest Controversy

1. Amy Winehouse's death (59%)

2. Michael Jackson's doc Conrad Murray on trial (19%)

3. Justin Bieber's baby drama (11%)
Saddest Band Break Up

1. R.E.M. (47%)

2. The White Stripes (31%)

3. LCD Soundsystem (13%)
Most Anticipated 2012 Album

1. Madonna (42%)

2. Nicki Minaj (18%)

3. No Doubt (11%)

Best Of 2011: Year In Music Main | Mid-Year Readers' Poll Awards