They all sell a TON of albums, but they are also the most illegally downloaded / pirated artists in the music business… A recent poll reveals that Rihanna, Drake, Jay Z & Kanye West claim the title for “most illegally downloaded single,” “most illegally downloaded LP,” and “most illegally downloaded LP worldwide.”
Spin reports that during a six month tracking period those three acts ranked the highest on their lists of illegally downloaded artists. With Drake’s “The Motto” being illegally downloaded 458,038 times in the U.S, making it the most illegally downloaded single in the States.
That was followed by the 71,132 illegal downloads Jay-Z and Kanye West’s Watch the Throne scored, resulting in their spot as the number one most downloaded LP in the US.
Rihanna’s Talk That Talk was illegally downloaded 1,228,313 times, making her latest album the most illegally downloaded LP worldwide.
That is a lot of piracy!!!