It was an incredibly tight race right up until the very end, but only one album could be named your Favorite Album of the Year (So Far)! And the winner is … Femme Fatale by Britney Spears.
When we say things were close, we mean it: As of yesterday afternoon, when we last checked in on the polls, Lady Gaga’s Born This Way was leading with a slim 2 percent lead over Brit Brit. But Miss Spears’ fans came to their diva’s rescue and she persevered in the home stretch, pulling ahead of Lady G by a full 5 percent.
Gaga and Britney left everyone else in the dust. The two accounted for over 85 percent of the total vote, leaving Beyonce’s latest, 4 (which, in fairness, we should note was only released this week), to grab just under 10 percent of the remaining votes. Adele, Bad Meets Evil and Chris Brown split what was left pretty evenly, with each album pulling in less than 2 percent of the vote.
Check out the results of our Favorite Album of the Year (So Far) poll below.
31,201 votes were cast and broke down like this:
>>> Britney Spears, Femme Fatale – 14,094 votes – 45.17%
>>> Lady Gaga, Born This Way – 12,514 – 40.11%
>>> Beyonce, 4 – 3,095 – 9.92%
>>> Adele, 21 – 557 – 1.79%
>>> Bad Meets Evil, Hell: The Sequel – 557 – 1.79%
>>> Chris Brown, F.A.M.E. – 384 – 1.23%
Given the conversation that erupted on Twitter and Facebook when we announced the poll, we’re certainly not surprised by the strong showings for either Spears or Gaga. Those girls have some devoted fans and you did them proud!
And because they’re so new to the marketplace, it’s not exactly surprising that the albums from Beyonce and Bad Meets Evil didn’t pull down huge numbers.
But we do find it surprising that Adele’s critically acclaimed 21 received such a weak reception. Not only is it the year’s biggest selling album so far, with just under 2.5 million albums sold, compared with BTW’s 1.5 million and Femme Fatale’s 579,184, but it also houses the year’s biggest runaway hit, “Rolling In The Deep.”
What do you think about the results of our Favorite Album of the Year (So Far) poll? Let us know in the comments below!