Wow, go RiRi!
Rihanna's New Year just got better. The "We Found Love" pop star was named this week as the top ranking artist on Nielsen SoundScan's Top Ten Selling Digital Artists list.
On the chart that tracks digital sales from July 4, 2004 to January 1, 2012, Rihanna is credited with selling 47.5 million units.
Rihanna is more than 5 million sold digital tracks ahead of her closest contenders, 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 round out the top 10 list.
Despite Rihanna's overall ranking, she did not place, however, on the Top Ten Selling Digital Songs or Top Ten Selling Digital Albums lists. The Black Eyed Peas and Lady Gaga have two songs each on the digital songs ranking.