In our most popular category, Within Temptation singer Sharon den Adel edged out Evanescence singer Amy Lee to win the Rock Goddess of the Year in the 2011 Loudwire Music Awards.

More than 50,000 fans voted in the Rock Goddess of the Year category, and only a few hundred votes separated Sharon den Adel from Amy Lee. The Within Temptation frontwoman received 40.5% of the vote, while the Evanescence vocalist garnered 39% of the vote.

It was a fierce battle, but credit must go out to den Adel and her adoring fans, who voted religiously throughout the past month.

The winning didn't end there for den Adel. Her band Within Temptation were winners in the Rock Album of the Year and Artist of the Year categories, as well.

Congrats to Sharon den Adel, who is Loudwire's 2011 Rock Goddess of the Year. See the voting results below and click on the red button for the next category: