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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Sarah Jessica Parker covers Vogue's August 2011 issue.
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.
Sarah Jessica Parker is also big business for magazines, making her covers top sellers for Vogue, Elle, and Marie Claire.
Heidi Klum rounds out the list of the consistent best-selling stars, earning above-average marks for Lucky and Glamour in 2011.
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.
Kunis's GQ cover, on the other hand, was the magazine's biggest-selling of the year.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
As a sign that the Kardashian mania may finally be abating, Kim Kardashian's February Glamour cover drove epic sales ....
... While her performance on newsstands for ther 2011 magazines like Harper's Bazaar were only "mild hits," according to WWD.
Earning similarly mixed results was Gwyneth Paltrow, who earned high sales with this chic Elle cover ...
... 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.
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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