Shakira¡¯s Waka Waka was the most downloaded track of 2010 according to Nokia Ovi Music download figures*. The Latina songstress beat competition from pop icons Lady Gaga, Ke$ha and Black Eyed Peas to take the top spot, with download figures reflecting her popularity in countries such as India, China and Germany.
Ovi Music trends across 38 countries reveal girl power was strong across 2010¡¯s global music charts: Six of the top ten most downloaded solo artists were female, with Rihanna¡¯s Rated R the most downloaded album of the year.
Key Ovi Music trends for 2010:
Shakira had the most downloaded track of the year with the official World Cup song Waka Waka: India was the top downloading country accounting for 25 per cent of all global downloads
Rihanna¡¯s Rated R was the most downloaded album of 2010
Self-styled pop princess, Lady Gaga, featured twice in the top ten chart with Bad Romance and Poker Face
Six out of the top ten most downloaded artists were women
The growing popularity of Chinese stars saw Jay Chou become the most downloaded male artist of 2010
Top Ten Downloaded Songs of 2010
Shakira featuring Freshlyground
Long time no see
Black Eyed Peas
I Gotta Feeling
¡°Ovi Music trends show ¡®girl power¡¯ is alive and kicking as female artists dominated the pop charts in 2010. The global interest in this summer¡¯s World Cup catapulted Shakira into the top spot with her popularity spanning non-Latino countries such as China and India¡± said Ovi musicologist Geoff Roberts.
¡°Keep an eye out for Jay Chou in 2011. This Chinese star was the most consistent male performer of 2010 and reached number two in the overall 2010 download charts. He¡¯s definitely one to watch in 2011.¡±
To listen to the most downloaded tracks of 2010 check out Ovi Music. Available in 38 markets and 22 languages, Ovi Music is the place to download the very best tracks from last year¡¯s charts, and with the new Nokia N8 and Nokia C7 smartphones, you can watch your favourite music videos using the advanced media player.