Bruno Mars beats Rihanna for dubious honor

Bruno Mars, who has an estimated net worth of $15 million, has the dubious distinction of being named the most pirated artist of 2013. His songs were illegally downloaded 5.8 million times over the course of 2013, according to data provided by BitTorrent. Rihanna, whose estimated worth is $60 million, wasn’t far behind, falling victim to 5.4 million illegal downloads. French electronic music duo Daft Punk came in third with 4.2 million downloads. Other musicians on the list were Justin Timberlake, Flo Rida, Kanye West, One Direction, Adele and Katy Perry. Not surprisingly, Justin Bieber was not included – his star seems to be waning. His latest movie, Justin Bieber’s Believe, which opened Christmas Day, earned only $4.3 million in five days after its release.

The Top 20 most pirated musicians of 2013:

1. Bruno Mars – 5,783,556
2. Rihanna – 5,414,166
3. Daft Punk – 4,212,361
4. Justin Timberlake – 3,930,185
5. Flo Rida – 3,470,825
6. Kanye West – 3,199,969
7. Eminem – 3,176,122
8. Jay Z – 3,171,358
9. Drake – 3,139,408
10. Pitbull – 3,138,308
11. One Direction – 2,920,445
12. Maroon 5 – 2,857,652
13. Zedd – 2,828,764
14. Nicki Minaj – 2,681,177
15. Adele – 2,594,275
16. Avicii – 2,562,151
17. David Guetta – 2,441,235
18. Linkin Park – 2,352,385
19. Pharrell Williams – 2,336,996
20.Katy Perry – 2,318,740

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Comments & Discussion

  1. Janelle • January 2, 2014 @ 1:31 PM

    He’s worth $15 million? I thought he would be worth more.

  2. O'Neill • January 2, 2014 @ 5:40 PM

    Interesting headline. At first it reads like he beat her a la Chris Brown.

  3. Bre • January 2, 2014 @ 7:08 PM

    Very inappropriate title! Shame on you tribute.

  4. Gus • January 2, 2014 @ 8:53 PM

    so peeps dont even want Bieber music for free hahahaha. Drakes is next Canuck to loose all relevancy, at least they have a basketball team that seems to be winning for a month anyway(we know how useless their NHL teams are at their own game hahaha). Ohhh Kyanadah!

  5. Paula • January 3, 2014 @ 6:00 AM

    piss off, Gus

  6. Annette • January 3, 2014 @ 10:14 AM

    If you read something into the title that wasn’t meant Bre, blame yourself lol!

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