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The digital jukebox review of the year

2011 was like an end-of-season finale for the music industry. There were thrills, spills and adventures. It was all a bit too exciting for us really.

Still, the start of January gives us the opportunity to review the year just passed and we’ve been eagerly combing through our digital jukebox data in order to make sense of it all. And, you have been busy. Over the past 12 months, Soundnet jukeboxes across the country have been playing your favourite tunes. And today, we’ll reveal your background music of choice for 2011.

While she occasionally forgets her own name, Rihanna was the most popular artist in Soundnet’s 2011. The 23-year-old singer released her sixth studio album, Talk The Talk, in November. The record, which contained hits like We Found Love’ and ‘You Da One’ helped the singer to the cherished number one spot. It also didn’t hurt that her fifth album ‘ Loud’, released the previous year, contained such stonking hits like ‘S&M’ and ‘California King Bed’.

Following up in second place is our very own Adele. The East London songstress had a fantastic year which began with the launch of her sophomore album ’21’. The songs ‘Someone Like You’, ‘Rolling In The Deep’ and ‘Set Fire To The Rain’ all appear in the most-played tracks in the Soundnet chart. Well done her.

The third-most popular artist of 2011 was Bruno Mars. The Hawaii-born musician, who launched his debut album in 2010, enjoyed a year of success in the digital jukebox chart. Mars’ singles ‘Grenade’, ‘The Lazy Song’ and ‘Just The Way You Are’ all featured in the most-played songs of 2011.

Elsewhere in the chart, it was a bit disappointing for Lady Gaga. The Little Monster came 11th in our list of most-popular artists, being kerplunked by the likes of David Guetta, Oasis and Elvis in our 2011 chart. Indeed, the drama queen of pop failed to feature in your top songs of the year. Better luck next year your ladyship.

For your delectation, here’s your list of the most-played artists in 2011:

  1. Rihanna
  2. Adele
  3. Bruno Mars
  4. David Guetta
  5. Oasis
  6. Pitbull
  7. The Beatles
  8. Elvis Presley
  9. Jessie J
  10. Eminem

It’s worth mentioning that thousands upon thousands of tracks were played in our digital jukeboxes in 2011. Consumers were more than happy to pile in the pounds for the opportunity to hear their favourite track of the moment. If you’re not giving your patrons this opportunity then your missing out on a dedicated revenue stream.

And if you’re music jukebox doesn’t contain any of these artists, perhaps it’s time you gave us a call.

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