LOS ANGELES(Reuters) - British singer Adele made Billboard history on Friday when she became the first female singer to be named top artiste, have the top album, 21, and score the top single, Rolling in the Deep, all in one year. The 23-year-old chanteuse was followed in the top artist group by No. 2 Rihanna, Katy Perry and Lady Gaga in that order, while Nicki Minaj, Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber, Chris Brown, Lil Wayne and Bruno Mars rounded out the top ten. I think one of the things that sets me apart from other artistes who have had the same kind of success is that my life isnt speculated about by the media, Adele said in an interview with Billboard. Tye Comer, editor of Billboard.com, attributed Adeles success to her being a breath of fresh air in a market saturated with pop artists cut from a certain cloth, like Rihanna, Katy Perry and Lady Gaga. Her success is really inspiring because it shows that there is still room in the music industry for an artiste to make it with true, raw talent, Comer told Reuters. Its not necessarily always about the outrageous outfits or flashy videos, but an amazing voice coupled with the right song still has the ability to turn the ears of millions of people and keep them interested, he said. Adeles smash hit album 21, which was described by Billboards Julianne Escobedo Shepherd as a break-up requiem, was written in the aftermath of the singers failed relationship, and it features underlying themes of love, heartache and moving forward. Im incredibly private but Im also incredibly honest, and I think that creates a kind of 'meet in the middle respectable ground, said the singer. The singers rousing soul and blues-fused single Rolling in the Deep, which was named the No. 1 song, beat pop and dance tracks like LMFAOs Party Rock Anthem, Katy Perrys Firework and E.T. featuring Kanye West, as well as Pitbulls Give Me Everything.