The Number One Hits Of 2011
|Dec 18, 2010 – Jan 7, 2011
Katy Perry launched her own record label, Metamorphosis Music, in 2014.
Firework is featured in the 2012 film “Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted” and has become a popular anthem for various events.
|Jan 8, 2011 – Jan 28, 2011
Bruno Mars co-founded the production team The Smeezingtons, responsible for numerous hit songs.
Grenade showcases the artist’s vocal range and powerful emotions through its heartfelt lyrics.
|Jan 29, 2011 – Feb 18, 2011
Hold It Against Me
Britney Spears received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2003.
Hold It Against Me is a dance-pop song with a dubstep-influenced breakdown, showcasing Britney’s versatility.
|Feb 19, 2011 – Feb 25, 2011
Black and Yellow
Wiz Khalifa, born Cameron Jibril Thomaz, is also an actor and has appeared in films like “Mac & Devin Go to High School.”
Black and Yellow is an anthemic hip-hop track that pays homage to the city of Pittsburgh and its sports teams.
|Feb 26, 2011 – Apr 8, 2011
Born This Way
Lady Gaga has been a prominent advocate for LGBTQ+ rights and mental health awareness.
Born This Way is an empowering dance-pop anthem that promotes self-love and acceptance.
|Apr 9, 2011 – Apr 29, 2011
Katy Perry featuring Kanye West
Kanye West, born Kanye Omari West, is a prolific producer, fashion designer, and entrepreneur.
E.T. is an electronic-pop song with sci-fi themes and features a rap verse from Kanye West.
|Apr 30, 2011 – May 20, 2011
Rihanna featuring Britney Spears
The collaboration between Rihanna and Britney Spears on S&M was a surprise for fans of both artists.
S&M is an electro-pop song with provocative lyrics and a catchy chorus.
|May 21, 2011 – Jul 8, 2011
Rolling in the Deep
Adele, born Adele Laurie Blue Adkins, is known for her soulful voice and emotive ballads.
Rolling in the Deep is a powerful, bluesy song about heartbreak, featuring driving percussion and soaring vocals.
|Jul 9, 2011 – Jul 15, 2011
Give Me Everything
Pitbull featuring Ne-Yo, Afrojack and Nayer
Pitbull, born Armando Christian Pérez, is also known as “Mr. Worldwide” and has collaborated with numerous artists across genres.
Give Me Everything is an upbeat, dance-pop track with energetic production and catchy hooks.
|Jul 16, 2011 – Aug 26, 2011
Party Rock Anthem
LMFAO featuring Lauren Bennett and GoonRock
LMFAO is an electro-pop duo consisting of Redfoo (Stefan Kendal Gordy) and Sky Blu (Skyler Austen Gordy).
Party Rock Anthem is a dance-pop song with a catchy melody and memorable “shuffle” dance in its music video.
|Aug 27, 2011 – Sep 9, 2011
Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)
Katy Perry has been a guest judge on reality TV shows such as “American Idol” and “The X Factor.”
Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.) is a fun, upbeat pop song inspired by 1980s party anthems.
|Sep 10, 2011 – Sep 16, 2011
Moves Like Jagger
Maroon 5 featuring Christina Aguilera
Maroon 5’s lead singer, Adam Levine, has been a coach on the reality TV show “The Voice.”
Moves Like Jagger is a dance-pop song with catchy whistling and funky guitar riffs, inspired by Mick Jagger’s iconic moves.
|Sep 17, 2011 – Nov 11, 2011
Someone Like You
Adele was awarded the MBE (Member of the Order of the British Empire) in 2013 for her services to music.
Someone Like You is a poignant piano ballad about lost love, showcasing Adele’s powerful vocals and emotional lyrics.
|Nov 12, 2011 – Jan 6, 2012
We Found Love
Rihanna featuring Calvin Harris
Calvin Harris, born Adam Richard Wiles, is a Scottish DJ, record producer, and singer-songwriter.
We Found Love is an infectious dance-pop song with a euphoric beat and memorable lyrics, produced by Calvin Harris.
The Biggest Pop Artists of 2011 include:
(HPS music data is compiled from charts, including Billboard’s Pop, Rock, Airplay, R&B/Dance, and Singles Charts. The Hot 100 is the primary chart used for this list.)