Taylor Swift tops the global sales charts for the fourth

Taylor Swift tops the global sales charts for the fourth time

New crown for Taylor Swift: The American singer was at the top of global sales figures in 2023 for the fourth time since this label was awarded by the IFPI, an international music industry organization.

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This is the 11th time this ranking has been created “based on an artist or group’s global sales over the past year, across all formats, streaming, downloads and physical media, as well as the performance of their entire repertoire,” explains Wednesday Structure , representing the world's recording industry.

This consecration of 2023 follows those of 2014, 2019 and 2022. The IFPI welcomes “an exceptional year in which the artist brought three albums (…) to the top of the rankings”, namely “Midnights” and self-recorded versions of the records “Speak Now” and “1989”.

“Her record-breaking Eras tour presented her entire repertoire on streaming platforms in every corner of the world,” the organization continues. “This phenomenon was illustrated by the resurgence of the track “Cruel Summer,” originally released in 2019, which returned to No. 1 on the top charts four years later,” the IFPI continues.

K-pop stars SEVENTEEN and Stray Kids take second and third place, “at the end of a record year for Korean artists.” Four K-pop groups appear in the top 10, with TOMORROW X TOGETHER at No. 7 and NewJeans at No. 8.

At 34, Taylor Swift made pop history again earlier this month by winning a fourth Grammy for the prestigious Best Album title. This means the musician does better than American music legends such as Frank Sinatra, Paul Simon or Stevie Wonder.