's BRIT Award winning album "+" has been proved to be the most popular album to download among illegal piraters in the UK, with around 55,000 copies per month being stolen.
The amazing statistics come from a new study revealed by the BBC
today, with Lana Del Rey
and Emeli Sande
also proving popular amongst torrent users.
According to the statistics, UK music fans were responsible for 43,263,582 illegal downloads in the first six months of 2012 alone. Ed Sheeran proved the most popular artist with Rizzle Kicks
closely following him.
The numbers, deduced from a company named MusicMetric
monitoring the activity on BitTorrent
, a popular illegal download site, showed that Manchester is the ciy downloading the most illegal material with Nottingham and Southampton also figuring highly.
The UK was second behind the USA in download figures with the Americans downloading 96,681,133 albums between January - June 2012. The most pirated album worldwide was Rihanna's "Talk That Talk"
with over a million copies illegally downloaded.
Thanks for the report to Gigwise.com