Even though streaming services grant access to music for free, illegal downloading is still a nuisance for the music industry. In a study done by SeatSmart, analysts broke down illegal downloading according to genre and album.
When it comes to rap, Drake reigns supreme with If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late being the most illegally downloaded album.
‘Drake’s album alone scored more downloads than the top 10 albums from Christian, Rock, Classical, Rock, Alternative and Country music combined,” said the study. IYRTITL was hit with 268,597 while the other genres were downloaded 207,323 times altogether.
Future’s Dirty Sprite 2 took the crown for the most daily downloads with 3,378 downloads a day. DS2‘s total downloads came up to 81,075.
The Empire soundtrack was the only top ranking R&B album with 487 daily illegal downloads and 75,103 total illegal downloads.
Take a look at the full study.