Talking that talk! Rihanna is the best-selling digital artist of all time


by Hauwa Gambo

Rihanna has sold 47.5 million downloads during her career making her the best-selling digital artist of all time. According to sales figures compiled by Nielsen SoundScan, she beat theBlack Eyed Peas (42.4 million) and Eminem (42.2 million) in the top three.

Lady Gaga’s 42.08 million downloads earned her fourth place, ahead of Taylor Swift, Katy Perry, Lil Wayne, Beyonce, Kanye West and Britney Spears.

The list of best-selling digital songs suggested that Rihanna owed her place at the top of the overall chart. Black Eyed Peas’ ‘I Got A Feeling’ is the most downloaded song of all time, with sales of 7.68 million.

‘Poker Face’ and ‘Just Dance’ by Lady Gaga complete the top three, but both had more than a million fewer downloads than the chart-topper.

Adele’s global smash ‘Rolling In The Deep’ is seventh on the list, with 5.9 million downloads.


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