Adele the Superhero?  Maybe.  And she's got a sidekick.  Michael Buble.  Record sales in 2011 did not decline from 2010--that's the first time in years.

According to Reuters music sales in 2010 were down 13 percent from 2009.  By comparison compact disc sales have been on the upswing this year and the turnaround can be easily attributed to the long running success of Adele's multi-platinum collection 21 and Michael Buble's Christmas album (which continues to hold the #1 spot on Billboard's Hot 200) meaning the singers could be single handedly responsible for saving the music industry.