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Bruno Mars was the most pirated artist of 2013

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Stealing isn't good -- but it landed Bruno Mars a little extra media attention. Musicmetric recently named the "Gorilla" singer the most pirated musical artist of 2013.

Mars' fans stole him the No. 1 spot by downloading his music over 5.7 million times. Rihanna came in second with just over 5.4 million downloads. Daft Punk, Justin Timberlake and Flo Rida also made the cut.

The data analysis company based their numbers on downloads from BitTorrent, a peer-to-peer file sharing service.

The website notes that BitTorrent activity is "alive and well," but popular legal streaming services, such as Netflix and Hulu, are slowing causing the pirate ship to sink.

Here is the complete list of most pirated artists of 2013:

1. Bruno Mars, 5,783,556
2. Rihanna, 5,414,166
3. Daft Punk, 4,212,361
4. Justin Timberlake, 3,930,185
5. Flo Rida, 3,470,825
6. Kanye West, 3,199,969
7. Eminem, 3,176,122
8. Jay Z, 3,171,358
9. Drake, 3,139,408
10. Pitbull, 3,138,308
11. One Direction, 2,920,445
12. Maroon 5, 2,857,652
13. Zedd, 2,828,764
14. Nicki Minaj, 2,681,177
15. Adele, 2,594,275
16. Avicii, 2,562,151
17. David Guetta, 2,441,235
18. Linkin Park, 2,352,385
19. Pharrell Williams, 2,336,996
20. Katy Perry, 2,318,740

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