The UK’s Top 20 torrented albums

According to the first ever Digital Music Index (DMI), which will be published later this week by global analysts Musicmetric, the Top 20 albums illegally downloaded in the UK in the first 6 months of 2012 by total torrent downloads are as follows:

1. Ed Sheeran - + (Plus)
2. Rizzle Kicks - Stereo Typical
3. Rihanna - Talk That Talk
4. Jessie J - Who You Are
5. Olly Murs - In Case You Didn’t Know
6. Emeli Sandé - Our Version of Events
7. Ben Howard - Every Kingdom
8. Chase & Status – No More Idols
9. Chris Brown - F.A.M.E
10. Gotye - Making Mirrors
11. Noel Gallagher - Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds
12. Drake - Take Care
13. Adele - 21
14. Kanye West - Watch The Throne
15. Beyoncé - 4
16. Snow Patrol - Fallen Empires
17. The Script - Science & Faith
18. James Morrison - The Awakening
19. JLS - Jukebox
20. Florence and The Machine - Ceremonials

Hard to know whether artists will be pleased or disappointed to be on (or off) the list. CS

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