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One chart to rule them all? That’s the goal (sort of) with the IFPI’s Global Recording Artists of 2013 chart, published yesterday to aggregate physical and digital music sales plus streams, and identify the most popular artists worldwide. But before you ask, no, there aren’t any actual figures published with the chart: just a list of the top 10 artists. It’s a familiar gallery of artists: One Direction top the list ahead of Eminem and Justin Timberlake, with Bruno Mars, Katy Perry, Pink, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Rihanna, Michael Bublé and Daft Punk rounding out the top 10. It’s an interesting move from the IFPI though: the chart isn’t just focused on each artist’s latest album and singles: it’s their entire catalogue. “This is a global IFPI award for a new era of music consumption, based on a new metric of global success,” said IFPI boss Frances Moore.

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