Adele crowned 2011 iTunes champ

'Social Network' top film download for Apple outlet

Apple’s iTunes store, the largest music retailer in the country, has crowned Adele as 2011’s sales champion.

While iTunes does not release its sales figures, it listed Brit thrush Adele’s “21” as its bestselling album of the year, and the vocalist’s “Rolling in the Deep” as its bestselling song. To date, “21” has shifted a total of 4.8 million copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan.

British folk quartet Mumford & Sons’ long-legged 2010 release “Sigh No More” was the No. 2 album, succeeded by the deluxe edition of Lil Wayne’s “Tha Carter IV,” Kanye West and Jay-Z’s “Watch the Throne” and Coldplay’s late-year hit “Mylo Xyloto.”

Lady Gaga’s “Born This Way” came in a distant No. 6; sales of the vocalist’s million-selling package were no doubt couped by Amazon.com’s 99-cent sales strategy for the release.

Pop dominated the top five songs: Adele’s hit was joined in the top five by LMFAO’s “Party Rock Anthem,” Katy Perry’s “Firework,” Bruno Mars’ “Grenade” and Cee-Lo Green’s euphemistically retitled “Forget You.”

David Fincher’s “The Social Network” was the most-downloaded movie at iTunes, followed by “Limitless,” “No Strings Attached,” “Just Go With It” and “The Lincoln Lawyer.”

An episode of “The Walking Dead” was iTunes’ top-selling TV offering, followed by offerings from “Glee,” “Breaking Bad,” “Sons of Anarchy” and “Gossip Girl.”

Unsurprisingly, the bestselling non-fiction book was Walter Isaacson’s “Steve Jobs.”