Daughtry, Fergie, Akon, Beyonce. It was a good year for one-name music acts. Billboard’s Year in Music & Touring issue, which hits newsstands on Friday, ranks the chart leaders. Some of the big winners:

  • Top album: Daughtry
  • Top single: Beyonce’s “Irreplaceable.” (Rhianna’s “Umbrella” was No. 2).
  • Top Pop Artist: Akon
  • Top R&B/Hip-Hop Artist: Beyonce
  • No. 1 Country Artist: Carrie Underwood
  • Top Tour: The Police

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