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IFPI announces Taylor Swift as Global Recording Artist Of The Year

By | Published on Thursday 23 February 2023

Taylor Swift receives IFPI Global Recording Artist Of The Year Award 2022

The International Federation Of The Phonographic Industry has announced Taylor Swift as the recipient of its 2022 Global Recording Artist Of The Year Award – the third time she has been presented with the annual prize.

“It is a great pleasure to award the IFPI Global Recording Artist Award to Taylor Swift for an unprecedented third time”, says IFPI chief exec Frances Moore. “Taylor is a truly magnificent international star, who continues to grow and evolve as an artist whilst maintaining an incredibly strong connection with her fans around the world”.

The prize is handed to the artist who has the highest number of worldwide streams and sales of their music each year. As well as revealing Swift as the overall winner, the IFPI also revealed the top 20 most successful acts in 2022, which includes BTS, Bad Bunny, The Weeknd, Harry Styles, Ed Sheeran, Juice Wrld and young upstarts The Beatles.

“It is exciting to see this year’s Global Recording Artist Chart reflect the increasingly diverse spectrum of music available to music fans today, with superstars from Latin America, Taiwan and South Korea as well as the US, UK and Canada represented”, says Moore. “Record companies continue to work diligently in every corner of the globe to find and develop global stars and build their successful careers for the long-term”.

Here’s the full top 20:

1. Taylor Swift
2. BTS
3. Drake
4. Bad Bunny
5. The Weeknd
6. Seventeen
7. Stray Kids
8. Harry Styles
9. Jay Chou
10. Ed Sheeran
11. Eminem
12. Kanye West
13. YoungBoy Never Broke Again
14. Kendrick Lamar
15. Lil Baby
16. Billie Eilish
17. Post Malone
18. Juice Wrld
19. The Beatles
20. Imagine Dragons