Rihanna bested the Black Eyed Peas, Eminem and Lady Gaga as the top ranking artist on Nielsen SoundScan’s Top 10 Selling Digital Artists of All Time list.
The singer of “We Found Love,” “Umbrella,” and “California King Bed” has sold a whopping 47.5 million digital downloads from July 4, 2004 to January 1, 2012 off her 6 albums during the said period.
Her closest contenders were the Black Eyed Peas, Eminem and Lady Gaga, who have each sold in the 42 million range. Taylor Swift, Katy Perry, Lil Wayne, Beyonce, Kanye West, and Britney Spears complete the top 10 list.
Despite the feat, however, Rihanna did not place on the Top Ten Selling Digital Songs or Top Ten Selling Digital Albums of All Time.
The Black Eyed Peas’s “I Got A Feeling” emerged as the top selling digital song of all time with 7.6 million sales.