The 2012 TIME 100 Poll
Cast your votes for the leaders, artists, innovators, icons and heroes that you think are the most influential people in the world. Official voting ends on Friday, April 6, and the poll winner will be included in the TIME 100 issue. The complete TIME 100 list will be chosen by our editors and revealed on TIME.com on Tuesday, April 17
As talented and appealing as she is, it's easy to forget how utterly dominant Adele was in 2011: in an era where even the highest-tier musicalacts can struggle to move records, her sophomore effort, 21, sold 17 million copies worldwide and spent 16 weeks at the top of the Billboard 200 chart, the longest of any record since 1998's Titanic soundtrack. Combined with sales of her previous album, 19, Adele has topped the UK charts for 21 weeks — a feat only matched by Oasis and Queen.
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