Here at Digital Music News, we don’t believe in pirating. But we do agree with TorrentFreak’s philosophy that monitoring piracy networks gives us a clue as to what is actually popular today here in the States. So today, we’re bringing a list of the top downloaded albums on piracy networks. To avoid any legal issues, we are not providing any links to actual content. The data we’re providing is merely for informational and possibly educational references only.
These are the most popular pirated albums and MP3 Singles in the past 48 hours.
Metallica’s newest album makes a surprising splash on both sales and piracy charts. Despite the fact that Metallica’s latest album is on YouTube, Napster, and other streaming services, people still love downloading. Kanye West is still a top mover in piracy charts, with his album appearing twice on the list. The reason? One’s a high-quality, 320kb version, and the other, a normal, 128 kbps album. Leonard Cohen’s passing also moved him up in the piracy charts.
Metallica – Hardwired…To Self Destruct (2,724 Seeders / 342 Leechers)
Various Artists – NRJ 300% Hits 2016 – (1,472 Seeders / 132 Leechers)
Beyoncé – Lemonade – (1,450 Seeders / 36 Leechers)
Kanye West – The Life of Pablo (320 Kbps) (1,327 Seeders / 11 Leechers)
Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart 02 July 2016 (1,111 Seeders / 87 Leechers)
Frank Ocean – Blonde (1,100 Seeders / 16 Leechers)
Kanye West – The Life of Pablo (T.L.O.P.) – (1,058 Seeders / 35 Leechers)
Kendrick Lamar – To Pimp A Butterfly (901 Seeders / 16 Leechers)
Leonard Cohen – You Want It Darker (Seeders / Leechers)
Ed Sheeran – X (754 Seeders / 26 Leechers)
Now, onto singles. People are still feeling Latin vibes, with Ricky Martin’s Vente Pa Ca (come over here) taking first place. Another Latin artist, IAmChino, enters with Pitbull on Ay mi Dios (Oh, my God), as well as Enrique Iglesias ft. Nicky Jam’s El Perdón (The Pardon).
Ricky Martin ft. Maluma – Vente Pa Ca (2,160 Seeders / 10 Leechers)
Calvin Harris ft. Rihanna – This Is What You Came For (1,526 Seeders / 10 Leechers)
Sia – Cheap Thrills (1,239 Seeders / 12 Leechers)
Major Lazer and DJ Snake ft. MØ – Lean On (1,197 Seeders / 5 Leechers)
IAmChino ft. Pitbull and Yandel – Ay mi Dios (991 Seeders / 1 Leecher)
Rihanna ft. Drake – Work (934 Seeders / 8 Leechers)
Charlie Puth ft. Selena Gomez – We Don’t Talk Anymore (864 Seeders / 2 Leechers)
Enrique Iglesias ft. Nicky Jam – El Perdón (778 Seeders / 3 Leechers)
Martin Garrix ft. Bebe Rexha – In The Name of Love (761 Seeders / 6 Leechers)
Adele – Hello (760 Seeders / 6 Leechers)