Recording Industry Crowns Its All-Time Top Digital Artist, With More Than 72 Million Digital Singles Sold Billboard
The Recording Industry Association of America has named its all-time top-selling digital artist. Billboard reports that the title goes to Katy Perry, who was named the highest-selling digital act in history.
Perry, whose recording career consists of just three albums, received the honor this week in a ceremony at the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C.
"Perry currently boasts 72 million digital singles to her name, counting downloads and on-demand streams. She is the first artist to surpass 70 million and is currently 20 million ahead of any other artist. Her catalog contains 18 Gold, 16 Platinum and 56 multi-Platinum digital single awards," Billboard reports.
Her 2008 album "One of the Boys" went Platinum and her 2010 album "Teenage Dream" went double-Platinum, the piece notes.
Said RIAA Chairman & CEO Cary Sherman: "Katy Perry is a force to be reckoned with in music. She embodies all that makes a true global superstar: the musical talent, the extraordinary drive and genuine charisma, and an intrinsic connection with her fans."
Perry is currently on a world tour in support of her third album, the 2013 release "Prism."