Singer Rihanna seen leaving a hotel after having lunch with friends on New Years Eve in Miami, FL. (Dec. 31, 2011)

*Rihanna has a new title.

The pop star is now the queen of the downloads after becoming the best-selling online artist of 2011, according to Nielsen SoundScan, which puts her digital record sales at more than 47.5 million at the end of 2011.

The Black Eyed Peas were named the second most popular act with 42.4 million downloads – their 2009 hit “I Gotta Feeling” racked up 7.6 million alone.

Eminem and Lady Gaga came in a close third and fourth with 42.2 million and 42 million, respectively, while Taylor Swift rounded out the top five with 41.8 million sales.

Katy Perry, Lil Wayne, Beyonce, Kanye West and Britney Spears make up the rest of the top 10.

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