But who is he?
Adele scores UK iTunes top album of 2011
The 'Someone Like You' star was the best selling artist in the UK this year.
The 23-year-old singer achieved the top selling album with the record breaking '21'.
Rihanna's 'Loud' came in at second place with Bruno Mars in third with 'Doo-Wops And Hooligans' and Lady Gaga trailing in seventh place with 'Born This Way'.
Adele also managed to grab second spot in the top selling singles of 2011 missing out to LMFAO's 'Party Rock Anthem'.
The singer had further success across the pond by scoring the top album and single awards on the US iTunes chart.
Meanwhile, Adele was recently pictured for the first time in public following her successful throat surgery, carrying her dog in a handbag no less:
iTunes Top Selling Songs Of 2011 (UK):
1. LMFAO feat Lauren Bennett & GoonRock - Party Rock Anthem
2. Adele - Someone Like You
3. Maroon 5 feat Christina Aguilera - Moves Like Jagger
4. Jessie J feat. B.o.B - Price Tag
5. Pitbull feat. Ne-Yo - Give Me Everything
6. Bruno Mars - Grenade
7. Adele - Rolling In The Deep
8. Jennifer Lopez - On The Floor
9. Drake - What's My Name?
10. Rihanna feat Calvin Harris - We Found Love
iTunes Top Selling Albums Of 2011 (UK):
1. Adele - 21
2. Rihanna - Loud
3. Bruno Mars - Doo-Wops & Hooligans
4. Ed Sheeran - + (Deluxe Version)
5. Chase & Status - No More Idols
6. Jessie J - Who You Are (Platinum Edition)
7. Lady Gaga - Born This Way
8. Tinie Tempah - Disc-Overy
9. Coldplay - Mylo Xyloto
10. Various Artists - Now That's What I Call Music! 79
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