Rihanna Named Highest Selling Artist in UK

The good news for Rihanna just keeps on coming. Continuing to break records, Rihanna has been named the highest selling artist in the UK for the 2011. According to The Official Charts, Rihanna holds down the number one spot for most sold albums with Loud. She also holds the number two spot with Talk That Talk and spot  fifteen with Good Girl Gone Bad.

When it comes to singles Riri comes in second, eleventh, and nineteenth with "S&M," "What's My Name," and "Only Girl (In The World)." Check out the full lists below:

Top 20 R&B / hip hop albums of 2011
01 Loud- Rihanna
02 Talk That Talk- Rihanna
03 The Lady Killer - Cee Lo Green
04 4 - Beyonce
05 The Defamation of Strickland Banks- Plan B
06 Disc-Overy- Tinie Tempah
07 Jukebox- JLS
08 Back To Black- Amy Winehouse
09 F.A.M.E.- Chris Brown
10 On A Mission- Katy B
11 Pink Friday- Nicki Minaj
12 Outta This World- JLS
13 Take Care- Drake
14 Good Things- Aloe Blacc
15 Good Girl Gone Bad- Rihanna
16 At Your Inconvenience- Professor Green
17 Stereo Typical- Rizzle Kicks
18 Watch The Throne- Jay-Z & Kanye West
19 Recovery- Eminem
20 Love- Jennifer Lopez

Top 20 R&B / hip hop singles of 2011
01 "On The Floor" Jennifer Lopez & Pitbull
02 "S&M" Rihanna
03 "I Need A Dollar" Aloe Blacc
04 "Earthquake" Labrinth Feat. Tinie Tempah
05 "Super Bass" Nicki Minaj
06 "Best Thing I Never Had" Beyonce
07 "Read All About It" Professor Green Feat. Emili Sande
08 "Champion" Chipmunk Feat. Chris Brown
09 "Don't Wanna Go Home" Jason Derulo
10 "Good Feeling "Flo Rida"
11 "What's My Name" Rihanna Feat. Drake
12 "She Makes Me Wanna" JLS Feat. Dev
13 "Coming Home" Diddy/ Dirty Money Feat/ Skylar Grey
14 "Buzzin" Mann Feat. 50 Cent
15 "Down The Trumpets" Rizzle Kicks
16 "Black & Yellow" Wiz Khalifa
17 "I Need A Doctor" Dr. Dre Feat. Eminem and Skylar Grey
18 "No Regrets" Dappy
19 "Only Girl (In The World)" Rihanna
20 "Eyes Wide Shut" JLS Feat. Tinie Tempah

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