Rihanna is now top-selling digital artist of all time

Nielsen SoundScan has revealed new data showing that Rihanna is the top-selling digital artist of all time. The singer has moved an incredible 47.5 million digital downloads since bursting onto the Pop scene in 2005, giving her a wide lead over the second-place Black Eyed Peas, who have career digital sales of 42.4 million. Eminem is in third place with over 42.29 million in sales, and Lady Gaga and Taylor Swift came in at fourth and fifth, respectively, with career digital sales of 42.08 million and 41.82 million. This is the latest chart-related accolade for Rihanna, who has been a major role lately. Late last year, she passed Janet Jackson and Stevie Wonder on the list of artists with the most #1 singles when “We Found Love” topped the charts, becoming her 11th #1 and tying her with Whitney Houston. Only The Supremes, Madonna, Michael Jackson, Elvis Presley and The Beatles have more #1s than Rihanna. The single also helped her make Billboard chart history as the solo artist to reach 20 Top 10 songs the fastest, as it took her only six years and four months to reach that total (five less than it took Madonna).