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Bruno Mars most illegally downloaded artist of 2013

More people illegally downloaded music by Bruno Mars than any other artist during 2013.

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DANIELLE HAYNES, UPI.com
More people illegally downloaded music by Bruno Mars in 2013 than any other artist. UPI/Monika Graff
More people illegally downloaded music by Bruno Mars in 2013 than any other artist. UPI/Monika Graff | License Photo

Jan. 4 (UPI) -- Bruno Mars may have topped the Billboard charts for much of 2013, but the singer had another, more dubious distinction for the year — his work was illegally downloaded more than any other artist, Musicmetric said.

The report listed the top 20 artists whose music was illegally downloaded, which accounted for some 64.5 million downloads. About 70 percent of the downloads were full albums and 30 percent were individual songs.

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Mars' music accounted for 5,783,556 of those downloads, followed by Rihanna, Daft Punk and Justin Timberlake.

Mars was named Billboard's top artist of the year for 2013 after remaining in the top 20 every week since the debut of his album "Unorthodox Jukebox."

[Musicmetric] [New York Times]

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