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Posted at 10:05 AM ET, 12/28/2011

The List is here!; Adele sold more than five million albums this year; Magic Johnson recruits rappers to take a stance against homophobia

The List is here! Bye Adele. Hi Gary Clark Jr. (Adele photo: Joel Ryan/AP; Gary Clark Jr. photo: Bill O'Leary/TWP)
- The Washington Post’s annual in/out list usually appears in the New Year’s Day edition of the paper, but landed online last night. This year’s musical entries include Bluebrain, Azealia Banks and Gary Clark Jr. — all of whom are very in. (Also: #PLUR.) Take a look at The List: 2012 right here. And be sure to roam through the archived lists, too, which have recognized the former in-ness of everything from riot grrrl to reggaeton.

- Adele has been declared “out” on The List, but that hasn’t stopped her from selling gobs of music this year. Her album “21” has sold more than five million copies in 2011, the most units an artist has moved in a calendar year since Usher sold 7.9 million copies of “Confessions” back in 2004. And among other things, that reminds us that this song is still pretty great.

- Magic Johnson is calling on the hip-hop community to take a stand against homophobia and discrimination against those with HIV/AIDS. The retired NBA star asked rappers to join his efforts in a recent interview.

- An autopsy has revealed that the late Heavy D died of a blood clot. The rap legend died unexpectedly on Nov. 8.

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Categories:  Morning click | Tags:  Adele, Gary Clark Jr., Bluebrain, Azealia Banks, Heavy D

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