The unparalleled success of her album "21" help Adele hopscotch Lady Gaga into the No. 2 spot. Earlier this year she picked up both the Grammy and the BRIT Award for Album of the Year, and in June surpassed 22 million in sales. The cherry on top of her spectacular run: Adele announced in late June that she's pregnant with her first child.—Jeff Royer
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