It’s official, when it comes to selling tracks digitally, Rihanna is the queen!
While it’s probably no surprise that the 23-year-old R&B/Pop sensation had a fantastic year in music, Nielsen SoundScan has revealed that the ‘We Found Love’ singer is the ‘Best Selling Digital Artist’ ever, selling more than 47.5 million virtual copies of her singles over the course of her relatively brief career.
Rihanna’s new record comes after she was recently named the most talked-about singer on Facebook in 2011, pipping Bob Marley and Avril Lavigne to the post.
According to the report, The Black Eyed Peas were the closest contender with 42.4 million, while Eminem took the third slot with 42.3 million. Lady Gaga and Taylor Swift came in at fourth and fifth, respectively, with career digital sales of 42.08 million and 41.82 million.
Katy Perry, Lil Wayne, Beyonce, Kanye West and Britney Spears make up the rest of the top 10.
Check out Nielsen SoundScan’s full list below:
Top 10 Selling Digital Artists of All Time:
1. Rihanna – 47,571,000
2. Black Eyed Peas – 42,405,000
3. Eminem – 42,290,000
4. Lady Gaga – 42,078,000
5. Taylor Swift – 41,821,000
6. Katy Perry – 37,620,00
7. Lil Wayne – 36,788,000
8. Beyonce – 30,439,000
9. Kanye West – 30,242,000
10. Britney Spears – 28,665,000
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