Rihanna Was The Most Pirated Artist Of 2013
Bruno Mars and Rihanna had a great year and while they did sell a lot of music, it looks like they could have made a lot more money.
RollingStone.com has named Rihanna and Bruno Mars as the most illegally downloaded artists of 2013. The report used Musicmetric to analyze BitTorrent download data and states that both artists were pirated more than five million times each in the last year.
Along with RiRi and Mars, Justin Timberlake, Daft Punk, Flo Rida, Kanye West, Eminem, Jay Z, Drake and Pitbull were named among the top illegally downloaded artists.
Beyonce’s recent visual album was also highly downloaded but did not have time to make the 2013 list because it was released with only one month left in the year. According to Musicmetric, in the first 10 days of its availability alone, her self-titled album was illegally downloaded approximately 240,000 times.