January 10, 2012

Rihanna is top-selling digital artist of all time


Her 47.5 million downloads put her ahead of Black Eyed Peas, Eminem, Lady Gaga and Taylor Swift

When it comes to selling digital songs, Rihanna must feel like the only girl in the world.

The 23-year-old pop superstar is the best-selling digital artist of all time, according to Nielsen Soundscan, which provides sales data to the music industry.

Rihanna has notched 47.5 million digital downloads, 5.1 million ahead of second-place Black Eyed Peas. Will.i.am, Fergie and co. did notch the No. 1 most downloaded song of all time, "Feeling," which has sold a staggering 7.68 million downloads.

Eminem is the third most downloaded artist of all time, with sales of 42.3 million.

Lady Gaga and Taylor Swift rounded out the top five.

Katy Perry, Lil Wayne, Beyoncé, Kanye West and Britney Spears finished in sixth through 10th place.

"There's nobody really in my league," Rihanna recently told Look magazine. "There's competition everywhere. The whole music industry is competition."


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