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Super Bass by Nicki Minaj
Nicki Minaj certainitely had us memorizing the lyrics to this song that was definitely a contender for song of the summer in 2011. Who still remembers them? The song peaked at #3 on the Billboard Hot 100 and her album Pink Friday reached #1 on the Billboard 200 chart. Since then, Nicki has released three other albums, hopefully another one coming soon!
Rolling In The Deep by Adele
In 2011, Adele released Rolling In The Deep as a single off her record 21. Rolling In The Deep took the #1 spot on the Billboard Hot 100 in May and spent a total of 65 weeks on the chart. Adele has been on the down low since her latest album 25 was released in 2015. Last year for the first time, Adele hosted Saturday Night Live with special musical guest H.E.R..
On The Floor by Jennifer Lopez feat. Pitbull
With over 1 billion views on YouTube, On The Floor also took the #3 spot on the Billboard Hot 100. It was a single off her 2011 album, LOVE?. Today, Jennifer has her very own beauty company called J Lo Beauty. She also performed at the Superbowl last year with Shakira.
Born This Way by Lady Gaga
It’s time to celebrate your true perfection with this upbeat inspirational anthem from Lady Gaga. The single from her 2011 album, Born This Way, topped the chart by hitting #1 on the Billboard Hot 100. Since then, Gaga has had many other #1 hits including Shallow and Rain on Me. Her most recent music project is the dance album Chromatica and she has her very own makeup company called Haus Labs.
Hold It Against Me by Britney Spears
Off her seventh studio album, Femme Fatale, comes Hold It Against Me, the first single to ring in the new era. The single reached #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 2011. Her most recent album, Glory, was released in 2016. Vinyl collector? You can purchase most of her discography at Urban Outfitters.
We Found Love by Rihanna
We Found Love found it’s way to the top of the chart, hitting #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 in November of 2011. The single came from Rihanna’s sixth studio album, Talk That Talk. Rihanna took some time away from music to focus on Fenty Beauty, her beauty company and Savage x Fenty, her lingerie company. Fans are hoping for a new album soon!
Love You Like A Love Song by Selena Gomez & The Scene
Love You Like A Love Song comes from Selena’s album, When The Sun Goes Down. The song reached a peak of #22 on the Billboard Hot 100. In 2019, Selena had her first #1 hit on the Billboard Hot 100 with Lose You To Love me off her most recent album, Rare, released in early 2020. Today, Selena has her own cooking show on HBO Max, her very own makeup brand, and is releasing a new EP, Revelación, that is set to be released in March.
What Makes You Beautiful by One Direction
Last summer, the boys of One Direction (Harry Styles, Liam Payne, Louis Tomlinson, Niall Horan and Zayn Malik) celebrated 10 years of becoming a band. What Makes You Beautiful was just the start of a very successful career. WMYB hit the #1 spot on the Billboard U.K. Singles Chart back in 2011. To this day, One Direction has 5 #1 singles on the chart and 15 Top 10 Hits. Today, the boys of 1D are now official successful solo artists.