The digital era has changed the music industry. It has changed the way people pay for their music and it has changed the way artists communicate with the public and present their art. It has changed the demographic on both sides of the spectrum. But not entirely. Eminem is here to stay.
The list of the artists with the most US digital song sales that have reached the very top of the chart consists almost entirely of the artists who cannot remember the world before the internet. Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake are virtually the veterans of the pop-scene here with 7 digital No.1s each. And even they cannot beat a rapper from Detroit who seemed to have no chances against them in the early 2000s. Still, here he is, the rapper who started in the 1990s and who confidently competes against industry players across genres and generations.
The artists with the most US digital song sales No.1s:
1. Taylor Swift – 19
2. Rihanna – 14
3. Justin Bieber – 12
4. Drake, Katy Perry – 11
5. Eminem – 10
6. Bruno Mars – 9
7. Beyoncé, Lady Gaga – 8
8. Ariana Grande, Britney Spears, Justin Timberlake – 7