who is the most pirated artist near you?

BBC news have got Musicmetric's data about who gets pirated where in the UK, as well as data about other countries piractical choices!

In the UK it is by postal code, the most pirated near me is Ed Sheeran!



Data collected by monitoring firm Musicmetric, and seen exclusively by the BBC, has given some insight into patterns of illegal downloading across the UK.

Using this tool, you can find out who, according to the research, is the most pirated artist near you - as well as learn which other acts are particularly popular nearby.

Top 20 sharing countries

The United States tops the bill as the country with the most illegal shares, with the UK in second position.

Here we show the top 20 downloading countries, the total number of torrent downloads over the past six months and the most popular shared artist in each country.

1
United States
96,868,398 total shares
Most popular artist
Drake

2
United Kingdom
43,314,568 total shares
Most popular artist
Ed Sheeran

3
Italy
33,226,258 total shares
Most popular artist
Laura Pausini

4
Canada
23,953,053 total shares
Most popular artist
Kanye West

5
Brazil
19,677,596 total shares
Most popular artist
Billy Van*

6
Australia
19,104,047 total shares
Most popular artist
Hilltop Hoods

7
Spain
10,306,829 total shares
Most popular artist
Pablo Alboran

8
India
8,965,271 total shares
Most popular artist
Billy Van

9
France
8,400,869 total shares
Most popular artist
Sexion d'assaut

10
Philippines
8,351,260 total shares
Most popular artist
Maroon 5

11
Mexico
7,522,865 total shares
Most popular artist
Jesse y Joy

12
Netherlands
6,671,428 total shares
Most popular artist
Birdy

13
Portugal
5,597,198 total shares
Most popular artist
Pablo Alboran

14
Poland
5,059,204 total shares
Most popular artist
Gotye

15
Greece
4,919,567 total shares
Most popular artist
Billy Van

16
Hungary
4,470,948 total shares
Most popular artist
Pitbull

17
Chile
4,210,641 total shares
Most popular artist
Los Bunkers

18
Romania
4,152,252 total shares
Most popular artist
Billy Van

19
Sweden
4,074,594 total shares
Most popular artist
Laleh

20
Belgium
3,880,900 total shares
Most popular artist
Goyte


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