Bruno Mars most pirated artist
Bruno Mars has been named the most pirated artist of 2013.
The Treasure singer received almost 5.8 million illegal downloads in the last year according to figures released by data analyst Musicmetric.
Musicmetric drew up the list from albums and tracks downloaded using BitTorrent, which enables free file sharing.
The company says a typical breakdown of BitTorrent traffic is 70 per cent albums and 30 per cent tracks. While piracy is common on BitTorrent, not all music traded using BitTorrent is pirated. Some artists make their music available for free through the service.