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Adele (AP Photo)

Adele’s 2011 holdover ’21’ still tops in 2012

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Turns out Adele ruled 2012, too — and set a record while she was at it. The British singer’s “21” was the highest-selling album in the U.S. for the second consecutive year.

01/04/2013

Psy performing

PSY’s riches from ‘Gangnam Style’ not made at home

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — As “Gangnam Style” gallops toward 1 billion views on YouTube, the first Asian pop artist to capture a massive global audience has gotten richer click by click.

12/05/2012

Swift's 'Red' sells 1.2 million copies in debut

NEW YORK (AP) – Taylor Swift’s new album is called “Red,” but its true color is a brilliant platinum. The 22-year-old sold 1.2 million copies of her latest album in its first week – the […]

10/31/2012