Rihanna, Bruno Mars Top 2013’s Most Illegally Downloaded Artists List

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By: / January 2, 2014

Piracy made a lot of noise last year, from Beyonce’s self-titled album being copied 240,000 times to more recently Rihanna and Bruno Mars topping off the list of the most illegally downloaded artists of 2013, tallying more than five million downloads each, Rolling Stone reports.

Musicmetric executive Gregory Mead said to Rolling Stone, “Back in the day, people went into the record shops to try records before they bought them. Nowadays, they download or stream a track and then perhaps buy a download or a gig ticket.”

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