Apple lists top apps, music, movies of 2011

Apple on Thursday posted iTunes Rewind 2011 and App Store Rewind 2011, which lists the best and top downloaded music, apps, TV shows, books, movies and podcasts of 2011.

Apple’s top iPhone app of the year goes to Instagram, with Snapseed taking the honor for the iPad app of the year. The top game for the iPad is Dead Space, while Tiny Tower is on top for the iPhone.

For the first time an artist has swept three major music milestones for the iTunes Rewind 2011 year-end roundup: Adele has been named for Top-Selling Song (Rolling in the Deep), Top-Selling Album (21) and iTunes Artist of the Year for 2011 (photo attached, credit: Andrew Yee).

Apple’s top artist on iTunes is Adele and Album of the Year honors goes to the Foo Fighters’ Wasting Light.

Apple gave the Best Blockbuster movie award to Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows — Part 2 and the Best Comedy to Bridesmaids.

You can see all of Apple’s top rated lists on iTunes Rewind 2011 and App Store Rewind 2011.