Adele, Instagram Top iTunes 'Rewind 2011' Year-End Charts
Adele, Instagram Top iTunes 'Rewind 2011' Year-End Charts

iTunes launched its Rewind 2011 year-end charts and awards today; among the big winners for the platorm in music and apps are Adele, Foo Fighters, and Instagram.

Adele dominated music sales on iTunes this year, swooping up titles for Top-Selling Song ("Rolling in the Deep"), Top-Selling Album ("21") and Artist of the Year. LMFAO's "Party Rock Anthem," Katy Perry's "Firework," Bruno Mars' "Grenade," and Cee-Lo Green's "Forget You" rounded out the top 5 for Top-Selling Songs in 2011, in that order. "Sigh No More" (Mumford & Sons), "Tha Carter IV" (Lil Wayne), "Watch the Throne" (Kanye West and Jay-Z), and "Mylo Xyloto" (Coldplay) did the same for the Top-Selling Albums ranking.

As for staff picks, Foo Fighters' deluxe edition of their LP "Wasting Light" won Album of the Year, while Foster the People's infectious "Pumped Up Kicks" was the Song of the Year. iTunes' Breakthrough Artist of the Year is Billboard's Rising Star, Nicki Minaj.

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In apps, Instagram was the iPhone App of the Year, while Facebook and Pandora took the Nos. 1 and 2 spots for Top Free Apps for iPhone in 2011.

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See below for the full rankings of iTunes' year-end music and app charts below.

MUSIC:

TOP-SELLING SONGS

1. Rolling in the Deep - Adele
2. Party Rock Anthem (feat. Lauren Bennett & GoonRock) - LMFAO
3. Firework - Katy Perry
4. Grenade - Bruno Mars
5. Forget You - Cee-Lo Green
6. Give Me Everything (feat. Ne-Yo, Afrojack & Nayer) - Pitbull
7. E.T. (feat. Kanye West) - Katy Perry
8. Moves Like Jagger (Studio Recording from "The Voice," ft. Christina Aguilera) - Maroon 5
9. Pumped Up Kicks - Foster the People
10. Super Bass - Nicki Minaj

TOP-SELLING ALBUMS

1. 21 - Adele
2. Sigh No More - Mumford & Sons
3. Tha Carter IV (Deluxe Edition) - Lil Wayne
4. Watch the Throne (Deluxe Edition) - Kanye West, JAY Z
5. Mylo Xyloto - Coldplay
6. Born This Way (Bonus Track Version) - Lady Gaga
7. Loud - Rihanna
8. Take Care (Deluxe Version) - Drake
9. Teenage Dream - Katy Perry
10. Doo-Wops & Hooligans (Deluxe Version) - Bruno Mars

ARTIST OF THE YEAR: Adele
ALBUM OF THE YEAR: Wasting Light (Deluxe Edition) - Foo Fighters
SONG OF THE YEAR: Pumped Up Kicks - Foster the People
BREAKTHROUGH ARTIST OF THE YEAR: Nicki Minaj

APPS:

iPHONE APP OF THE YEAR: Instagram
iPHONE GAME OF THE YEAR: Tiny Tower

iPAD APP OF THE YEAR: Snapseed
iPAD GAME OF THE YEAR: Dead Space for iPad

TOP PAID APPS FOR iPHONE

1. Angry Birds
2. Fruit Ninja
3. Angry Birds Seasons
4. Cut the Rope
5. Tiny Wings
6. Angry Birds Rio
7. Words With Friends
8. Camera+
9. Doodle Jump
10. Plants vs. Zombies

TOP FREE APPS FOR iPHONE

1. Facebook
2. Pandora Radio
3. Words with Friends Free
4. Angry Birds Free
5. Skype
6. Netflix
7. Angry Birds Rio Free
8. Groupon
9. Fruit Ninja Lite
10. Twitter

TOP PAID APPS FOR iPAD

1. Angry Birds HD
2. Pages
3. Angry Birds Seasons
4. GarageBand
5. Angry Birds Rio HD
6. Penultimate
7. Fruit Ninja HD
8. Cut the Rope HD
9. SCRABBLE for iPad
10. Keynote

TOP FREE APPS FOR iPAD

1. Angry Birds HD Free
2. The Weather Channel for iPad
3. Netflix
4. CNN App for iPad
5. Angry Birds Rio HD Free
6. Kindle
7. Skype for iPad
8. Calculator for iPad Free
9. Pandora Radio
10. Calculator Pro for iPad Free

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