Singer Adele has been named Billboard Top Artist of the Year following the release of her chart-topping album 25 in 2016. This is the third time the 40-year-old has been awarded the title of Top Artist, having previously bagged the honour in 2012 and 2013.
Adele released her latest album after a five-year gap. In November 2015, 25 sold 15 million copies worldwide. The same album sold 9 million copies this year as well. It remained on top for 10 weeks straight.
Adele first came into the spotlight after the release of her first album 19 in 2008. The singer has also won 10 Grammys to date.