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Top Selling Male Music Artists of 2011

Hollie Woods, WDW Entertainment Reporter, looks at the most popular male artists who provided us with tunes throughout 2011.
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  1. Justin Bieber

    Justin Bieber

    7,019,144 views

    Justin Drew Bieber (ˈbbər) (born March 1, 1994) is a Canadian singer-songwriter, dancer, and actor. Bieber's current manager, Scooter Braun first discovered him through his YouTube videos in 2007. Braun was impressed with the videos, and contacted Bieber's mother Pattie about wanting to work with him. After convincing Bieber's mother, Braun arranged for Bieber to meet with Usher Raymond IV in Atlanta, Georgia. Bieber was signed to RBMG, and then to an Island Records recording contract offered by record executive, L.A. Reid.


  2. Usher Raymond

    Usher Raymond

    518,279 views

    Usher Raymond IV (born October 14, 1978), known mononymously as Usher, is an American singer, songwriter, dancer, philanthropist, entrepreneur, and actor. He rose to fame in the late 1990s with the release of his second album My Way, which spawned his first Billboard Hot 100 number-one hit, "Nice & Slow". The album has been certified 6-times platinum by the RIAA. His follow-up album, 8701, produced the Billboard Hot 100 number one hits "U Remind Me" and "U Got It Bad". The album has been certified 4-times platinum by the RIAA.


  3. Taio Cruz

    Taio Cruz

    61,021 views

    Jacob Taio Cruz (born 23 April 1985), known professionally as Taio Cruz is a British singer-songwriter, record producer, occasional rapper and entrepreneur. In 2008, he released his debut album Departure, which he wrote, arranged and produced himself. It achieved initial success in the United Kingdom and earned him a MOBO Award nomination.


  4. Chris Brown

    Chris Brown

    1,467,709 views

    Christopher Maurice "Chris" Brown (born May 5, 1989) is an American recording artist, dancer, and actor. Born in Tappahannock, Virginia, he taught himself to sing and dance at a young age and was involved in his church choir and several local talent shows. Having signed with Jive Records in 2004, Brown released his self-titled debut studio album the following year. It peaked at number two on the US Billboard 200 and was later certified double platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). With his first single "Run It!" peaking atop the US Billboard Hot 100, Brown became the first male artist as a lead since Diddy in 1997 to have his debut single top the chart. His second album Exclusive (2007) spawned his second Hot 100 number one "Kiss Kiss", in addition to "With You" and "Forever". The album was also certified double platinum by the RIAA.


  5. Tim McGraw

    Tim McGraw

    394,462 views

    Samuel Timothy "Tim" McGraw (born May 1, 1967) is an American singer and actor. Many of his albums and singles have topped the country music charts with total album sales in excess of 40 million units in the US, making him the eighth best-selling artist, and the third best-selling country singer, in the Soundscan era. He is married to country singer Faith Hill and is the son of baseball player Tug McGraw.


  6. Akon

    Akon

    357,106 views
    akon

  7. David Guetta

    David Guetta

    102,581 views
    david guetta

  8. Enrique Iglesias

    Enrique Iglesias

    645,926 views

    Enrique Miguel Iglesias Preysler (ɛnˈrk ɪˈɡlɛsiəs; ) (born May 8, 1975), simply known as Enrique Iglesias, is a Spanish-American singer-songwriter, actor, and record producer. Iglesias started his career in the mid-1990s on an American Spanish Language record label Fonovisa which helped turn him into one of the biggest stars in Latin America and the Hispanic Market in the United States becoming the biggest seller of Spanish-language albums of that decade. By the turn of the millennium he made a successful crossover into the mainstream market and signed a multi-album deal with Universal Music Group for an unprecedented US $68,000,000 with Universal Music Latino to release his Spanish albums and Interscope to release English albums. In 2010, he parted with Interscope and signed with another Universal Music Group label, Universal Republic Records. In late 2012, Republic Records was revived after eleven years of being dormant, shuttering Universal Republic Records and taking all the artists from that label to Republic Records, including Iglesias. In 2001, he released his single Hero, which he later performed to commemorate the victims of the 9/11 attacks.


  9. Bruno Mars

    Bruno Mars

    230,299 views

    Peter Gene Hernandez (born October 8, 1985), professionally known by his stage name Bruno Mars, is an American singer-songwriter, record producer, voice actor, and choreographer. Born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii, by a family of musicians, Mars began making music at a young age and performed in various musical venues in his hometown throughout his childhood. He graduated from high school and moved to Los Angeles to pursue a musical career. Mars produced songs for other artists, co-founding the production team: The Smeezingtons.


  10. Keith Urban

    Keith Urban

    192,925 views

    Keith Lionel Urban (born 26 October 1967) is a New Zealand–born Australian country music singer, songwriter, guitarist, and television music competition judge. When he was 2 years old, his parents moved the family to Australia, where his career eventually began. In 1991, he released a self-titled debut album, and charted four singles in Australia before moving to the United States in 1992. Eventually, he found work as a session guitarist before starting a band known as The Ranch, which recorded one studio album on Capitol Nashville and charted two singles on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart.


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