Love them or hate them, the end of the year always brings about the "Top" this of the year and the "Top" that of the year. Many times it's based on opinion or survey's, I am a little more partial to the one's based on facts like this one. Every Year, Billboard puts out the lists of the top music performers and songs in every genre, and even combined genres.

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I'm sure number 1 on the list wont surprise you , but is there anyone who did? Someone higher or lower than you think they would have been? Who didn't make the list you thought would? Who did make the top 10 and shocked you? Let me know.

There are a lot of different ways to say your favorite artist id number 1, maybe it's album sales, or most top 40 singles, or downloads, or ringtone sales, or a million different variables. When you combine the major variables that Billboard uses to make it's weekly charts you get these, Top 10 Country Music Artists!

1.Taylor Swift 

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2.Jason Aldean

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3.Luke Bryan 

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4.Lady Antebellum 

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5.Carrie Underwood 

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6.Eric Church 

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7.Zac Brown Band 

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8.Blake Shelton 

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9.Toby Keith 

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10.Kenny Chesney

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