Spotify has revealed that Taylor Swift is the streaming platform’s most-streamed artist of the year.
Musically, 2023 was defined by the return of major female pop stars, led by Swift, who dominated the global music atmosphere.
Swift won nine awards at the 2023 MTV Video Music Awards and received six nominations for the Grammy Awards,
She embarked on the Eras Tour in March, and its U.S. leg broke the record for ticket sales.
A concert film of the tour, released to theaters worldwide on October 13, became the highest-grossing concert film ever.
Swift became this year’s top artist with more than 26.1 billion global streams since January 1.
In the 48 hours leading up to the announcement on Wednesday, Spotify revealed 21 puzzle pieces with Taylor Swift-themed Easter eggs in billboards from Sao Paulo to Jakarta, culminating in a spotlight video.
Taking second place was reggaeton superstar Bad Bunny, who also had a standout year with a new album, Nadie Sabe Lo Que Va a Pasar Manana.
Rounding out the top five were The Weeknd, Drake, and Peso Pluma.
Miley Cyrus‘s record-breaking “Flowers” is the top song of the year with more than 1.6 billion streams globally. In the second and third spots are “Kill Bill” by SZA and “As It Was” by Harry Styles, respectively.
The most-streamed album of the year for the second year in a row was Un Verano Sin Ti by Bad Bunny, with more than 4.5 billion streams globally, followed by Swift’s album Midnights.
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