Taylor Swift named IFPI's Global Recording Artist for record fourth time

The likes of SEVENTEEN and Stray Kids also make the Top 5
Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift has officially been crowned the world's biggest-selling recording artist for a record fourth time.

The superstar - who claimed UK Number 1 albums with Midnights, Speak Now (Taylor's Version) and 1989 (Taylor's Version) last year - secures IFPI’s 2023 Global Recording Artist of the Year Award; an achievement which recognises the biggest artists across physical sales, downloads and streaming.

Beating off competition from the likes of K-pop juggernauts SEVENTEEN and Stray Kids, as well as Drake and The Weeknd, Taylor has now won the award in 2014, 2019, 2022 and 2023; more times than any other artist in history.

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Announcing the news, Lewis Morrison, director of charts and certifications at IFPI (International Federation of the Phonographic Industry) said: "We are immensely proud to award the IFPI Global Recording Artist of the Year Award to Taylor Swift for the fourth time, as she continues to redefine the limits of global success.

Morrison added that Swift "is a singular talent and her commitment to her craft and her fans is truly phenomenal."

Top 20 IFPI Global Recording Artist Chart 2023:

1. Taylor Swift
3. Stray Kids
4. Drake
5. The Weeknd
6. Morgan Wallen
8. NewJeans
9. Bad Bunny
10. Lana Del Rey
11. Ed Sheeran
12. IVE
13. SZA
14. Eminem
16. Zach Bryan
17. Travis Scott
18. Kanye West
19. Post Malone
20. King & Prince

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Previous IFPI Global Recording Artist Chart No. 1 Artists 2013-2023:

2022 - Taylor Swift
2021 - BTS
2020 - BTS
2019 - Taylor Swift
2018 - Drake
2017 - Ed Sheeran
2016 - Drake
2015 - Adele
2014 - Taylor Swift
2013 - One Direction

Article image: Graham Denholm/Getty

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