2011 The Year in Music

Billboard’s year-end music recaps are based on chart performance during the chart year that began with last year’s charts dated Dec. 4 and ended with the Nov. 26, 2011 charts. The Top Artists recap ranks the best-performing acts of the year derived from activity on the Billboard 200 albums tally and the Billboard Hot 100 singles list, as well as streaming, social, touring boxscore and ringtone data. You can check all the charts here. Rihanna’s positions on the main 2011 year-end charts are below after the jump.

  • Artists of the Year: #2
  • Hot 100 Songs:
    #12 – S&M
    #20 – What’s My Name?
    #40 – Only Girl (In the World)
    #59 – All of the Lights
    #69 – We Found Love
    #77 – Cheers (Drink to That)
  • Hot 100 Artists: #3
  • Billboard 200 Albums:
    #9 – LOUD
  • Billboard 200 Artists: #14
  • Digital Albums:
    #8 – LOUD
  • Digital Albums Artists: #7
  • Radio Songs:
    #11 – What’s My Name?
    #19 – Only Girl (In the World)
    #21 – S&M
    #52 – All of the Lights
  • Radio Songs Artists: #3
  • Digital Songs:
    #15 – S&M
    #35 – What’s My Name?
    #48 – We Found Love
    #65 – Only Girl (In the World)
    #69 – Cheers (Drink to That)
    #73 – All of the Lights
  • Digital Songs Artists: #3
  • Social 50 Artists: #3
  • Ringtones:
    #26 – What’s My Name?
    #43 – Only Girl (In the World)
  • Ringtones Artists: #7
  • Pop Songs:
    #15 – S&M
    #30 – What’s My Name?
    #33 – Only Girl (In the World)
  • Pop Songs Artists: #2
  • Dance/Club Songs:
    #2 – S&M
    #47 – California King Bed
  • Dance/Club Artists: #3
  • R&B/Hip-Hop Songs:
    #18 – What’s My Name?
    #47 – Man Down
  • R&B/Hip-Hop Artists: #13

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