updated 10/11/2011 AT 10:00 AM ET
•originally published 10/11/2011 AT 11:30 AM ET
The runner-up was fellow chart-topper Katy Perry.
But the Barbados native is not all about looks – her latest album, Loud, has been certified platinum in more than a dozen countries.
Last month, 30 Rock’s Katrina Bowden was named Esquire’s People’s Choice for Sexiest Woman Alive. With more than 2,000 readers responding, Bowden took the crown from the 2010 winner, swimsuit model Brooklyn Decker.
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