The Best and Worst-Selling Covers of 2011

Sarah Jessica Parker and Heidi Klum were big winners in the cover wars of 2011, while Justin Bieber and Fergie had rather poor showings.

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Vogue
Sarah Jessica Parker covers Vogue's August 2011 issue.
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A new report in WWD highlights newsstand sales from the Audit Bureau of Circulations, offering insights into who, exactly, sells. Jennifer Aniston, as it turns out, remains a top seller for magazines, earning big sales with her covers this year for Marie Claire and Elle.
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Sarah Jessica Parker is also big business for magazines, making her covers top sellers for Vogue, Elle, and Marie Claire.
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Heidi Klum rounds out the list of the consistent best-selling stars, earning above-average marks for Lucky and Glamour in 2011.
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This year, Mila Kunis drove impressive sales across a variety of magazines. Here, one of the best-selling W covers in 2011 features a feathery Kunis.
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Kunis's GQ cover, on the other hand, was the magazine's biggest-selling of the year.
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On the other end of the spectrum, Fergie didn't do well as a cover star: This Allure cover was the glossy's worst-selling of the year.
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While Justin Bieber may draw hordes of teenage girls to his concerts, he couldn't drive sales for Vanity Fair; This cover was, according to WWD, "the third worst seller since Graydon Carter took over the magazine in 1992."
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Another pop star, Justin Timberlake, had similarly mixed results on the newsstand this year. The singer's Esquire cover was the magazine's worst of 2011.
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Vogue
While Michelle Williams is one of the fashion industry's biggest darlings, she didn't manage to drive newsstand sales all that much: This Vogue cover was below average in terms of sales, as was her Marie Claire cover this year.
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AP
The biggest takeaway in terms of Lady Gaga's newsstand sales is that the public likes Gaga all dolled up: This Vogue cover -- featuring Gaga in a pink wig and Haider Ackermann ensemble -- was the magazine's second best seller of 2011.
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Harper's Bazaar
On the other hand, Gaga's fresh-faced cover for Harper's Bazaar -- which featured the pop star with no makeup at all -- was the magazine's third worst seller of 2011.
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As a sign that the Kardashian mania may finally be abating, Kim Kardashian's February Glamour cover drove epic sales ....
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... While her performance on newsstands for ther 2011 magazines like Harper's Bazaar were only "mild hits," according to WWD.
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Earning similarly mixed results was Gwyneth Paltrow, who earned high sales with this chic Elle cover ...
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... But gave Bon Appetit decidedly below-average results with this cover, which was a daring shift from the magazine's previous focus on dishes and the occasional chef.
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Lastly, Emma Stone was a runaway success with this Teen Vogue cover, but had less luck scoring big sales for more grown-up titles like Elle and Vanity Fair.
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