Who is in the top spot for selling digital music of ALL TIME? According to Nielsen Soundscan reports that it’s our lady from Barbados Miss [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Rihanna[/lastfm]! It only took a total of 47.5 million downloads to get there. She could lose her throne but she’s got it for now.
[lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]The Black Eyed Peas[/lastfm] were in second place with 42.4 which ain’t too shabby! Then [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Eminem [/lastfm]was third, of course [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Lady Gaga[/lastfm] has to be on the list with fourth place. Finally [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Taylor Swift[/lastfm] rounds out the top five with a total of 41.82 million downloaded.
The music industry saw a spike in sales both in stores and online. Did you buy more this year? I know I downloaded more than I physically bought in stores for the first time ever. I like having a CD in my hand with liner notes, I’m old school!