Artist Of The Year 2023

On February 21, 2024, the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI), which represents the global recorded music industry, announced Taylor Swift as the recipient of the 2023 Global Recording Artist of the Year Award. This prestigious award is determined by an artist’s worldwide sales across streaming, download, and physical music formats over the entire calendar year, encompassing their entire body of work. Taylor Swift secured the top spot in IFPI’s Global Artist Chart, which was released alongside the award announcement, solidifying her status as a dominant force in the music industry.
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#20: King & Prince

King & Prince, a dynamic Japanese idol duo managed by Smile-Up (formerly known as Johnny & Associates), swiftly ascended to international recognition, debuting on the prestigious IFPI Global Artist Chart. Their remarkable journey commenced in 2018 when their debut was unveiled during a momentous press conference on January 17th. This significant announcement coincided with the establishment of Johnny & Associates’ innovative record label, initially named Johnny’s Universe and later rebranded as Project K&P, under Universal Music. King & Prince made history by becoming the pioneering artists to sign with this label, setting the stage for their meteoric rise. Their impact on the music scene was profound, evident in their remarkable achievement of selling 12.3 million physical copies in Japan alone. With such accolades, King & Prince firmly established themselves as influential figures in the Japanese music industry, capturing the hearts of fans worldwide.

#19: Post Malone

Post Malone’s standing in the IFPI Global Artist Chart has seen a slight adjustment, transitioning from 17th place to 19th. While this shift is noteworthy, it does not diminish the impressive array of accolades he has amassed throughout his career. Known for his distinctive musical style and captivating stage presence, Post Malone has consistently garnered acclaim and recognition. With multiple chart-topping hits, numerous award nominations, and a dedicated global fanbase, he continues to solidify his position as one of the most influential artists in contemporary music.

As yet Post Malone does not have any UK tour dates but you can register your interest to be among the first to find out about official Post Malone VIP tickets should he headline your favourite UK music venue in 2024 – 2025.

#18: Kanye West

Kanye West’s position in the IFPI Global Artist Chart has experienced a notable decline, plummeting six places from 12th to 18th. This shift underscores a significant change in his ranking within the global music sphere. Despite this decrease, Kanye West’s influence and impact on the music industry remain profound. Renowned for his groundbreaking work and innovative approach to music, he continues to push boundaries and challenge conventions.

#17: Travis Scott

Based on his 2019 achievements, Travis Scott holds the 17th position on the chart, a testament to his enduring popularity and influence in the music industry. As a demonstration of his continued success, Travis Scott is set to headline at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in June. This highly anticipated event promises an electrifying performance from the acclaimed artist, showcasing his unique blend of rap and hip-hop to a captivated audience.

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#16: Zach Bryan

Zach Bryan has made an impressive debut on the IFPI Global Artist Chart, securing the 16th position. This milestone marks a significant moment in his burgeoning career, signaling his rapid rise to prominence within the music industry. Known for his heartfelt songwriting and soulful performances, Zach Bryan has captured the attention of audiences worldwide with his authentic storytelling and raw emotion. His inclusion on the IFPI Global Artist Chart reflects the growing recognition of his talent and the increasing popularity of his music on a global scale. As he continues to captivate listeners with his compelling melodies and poignant lyrics, Zach Bryan’s ascent on the charts underscores his status as an emerging artist to watch.

#15: NCT Dream

NCT Dream has achieved a remarkable feat by debuting on the IFPI Global Artist Chart, securing a coveted position in the top 20 at number 16. This achievement underscores the group’s immense popularity and growing influence on the global music scene. Known for their infectious energy, dynamic performances, and innovative music style, NCT Dream has captivated fans around the world with their chart-topping hits and mesmerizing choreography.

#14: Eminem

Eminem, a stalwart figure in the music industry, maintains his presence in the top 20 of the IFPI Global Artist Chart, although he has recently experienced a slight setback, dropping three places. Despite this minor decline, Eminem’s enduring impact on the global music landscape remains undeniable.
With a new single released ‘Houdini’ and a new album on the way in Summer 2024, there may be a chance that Slim Shady may climb up the charts once again. Could we see him take these new gems to major UK music venues in 2024 – 2025? Register your interest to be among the first to find out about official Eminem VIP tickets.

#13: SZA

SZA has achieved a significant milestone by making her debut on the IFPI Global Artist Chart, securing an impressive position in the top 20 at number 13. This remarkable feat marks a pivotal moment in her career, underscoring her growing prominence and widespread acclaim in the music industry. Known for her captivating vocals, introspective songwriting, and genre-defying sound, SZA has captivated audiences worldwide with her soulful melodies and raw, emotive performances.
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#12: IVE

K-Pop sensations IVE have debuted in the top 20 at number 12, best known for their smash hits such as I AM, After Like and Love Dive; they have undoubtedly made a remarkable impact on the music industry with their infectious melodies and breathtaking choreography. 
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#11: Ed Sheeran

British pop superstar Ed Sheeran has dropped down a singular place, having previously been in the top 10 of the IFPI Global Artist Chart and will undoubtedly be looking to climb even further this year whether that be with singles or potentially a new album. 
Despite being on the 2024 leg of his Mathematics Tour, fans are anticipating his return to UK stages potentially towards the end of the year or even in 2025. With that being said, make sure to register your interest to be among the first to find out about official Ed Sheeran VIP tickets to not miss out on the ultimate concert experience.

#10: Lana Del Rey

Lana Del Rey has grafted her way into the top 10 of the IFPI Global Artist Chart having previously ranked at number 17, showing her ever expanding love from her fans worldwide.  From MTV Awards to Brit Awards, Lana Del Rey has shown that she is a force to reckon with in the music industry and continues to do so. 
As yet she there has been no announcement from the indie superstar about going on a tour but be sure to register your interest to be among the first to find out about official Lana Del Rey VIP tickets should she headline your favourite UK music venue in 2024 – 2025.

#9: Bad Bunny

Despite dropping 5 places, Reggaeton icon Bad Bunny finds himself among the top 10 of the IFPI Global Artist Chart at number 9; this demonstrates that his streaming, downloads and physical copies have helped him to reach a place of one of the top artists in 2023.  
As yet he has not made a tour announcement but be sure to register your interest to be among the first to find out about official Bad Bunny VIP tickets should she headline your favourite UK music venue in 2024 – 2025.

#8: Newjeans

Joining the K-Pop sensations IVE in the IFPI Global Artist Chart is none other than Newjeans, composed of five members: Minji, Hanni, Danielle, Haerin, and Hyein; having only debuted in 2022, their smash hit single ‘Attention’ was their first number one on the Circle Digital Chart in South Korea. This followed by the likes of Hype Boy which became the longest running on the Billboard Global 200 by a K-Pop female act, undoubtedly contributing to their place in the top 10.

#7: Tomorrow x Together

Debuting at number 7, Tomorrow x Together have undoubtedly contributed to the music industry on a global scale, being the first Korean boy band to perform and headline Lollapalooza, one of the biggest music festivals in the United States, helping them to reach among the top 10 of the IFPI Global Artist Chart. 

#6: Morgan Wallen

Country superstar has debuted on the IFPI Global Artist Chart at number 6, following the huge success of ‘One Night At A Time World Tour’ in 2023, in which he had headlined the likes of The O2 Arena for an incredible night of entertainment featuring the gems from his latest album as well as his timeless classics.

Now set to be returning to the UK on the Great Oak Stage at BST Hyde Park, you do not want to miss his highly anticipated performance in London with official Morgan Wallen VIP tickets.

#5: The Weeknd

The Weeknd has remained at his fifth position of the IFPI Global Artist Chart, showing a prominent reputation among worldwide audiences and even achieving records with his 2023 After Hours Til Dawn Tour, in which he had the biggest two day attendance and biggest single day attendance at London Stadium. As well as biggest single day attendance for a traditional stage set up.

With a new album in the works, fans are speculating that they may see the Canadian pop superstar headline their favourite venues in 2024 – 2025; make sure to register your interest to be among the first to find out about official The Weeknd VIP tickets.

#4: Drake

Drake unsurprisingly has secured a place in the top 5 of the IFPI Global Artist Chart, following his latest album release For All The Dogs in 2023, which went Gold in the UK, Poland, New Zealand and Denmark and going double platinum in Canada, showing the admiration for his music from fans worldwide.

As yet there has been no confirmation from Drake going on tour in 2024 – 2025 but make sure to register your interest to be among the first to find out about official Drake VIP tickets to not miss out on an unrivaled concert experience should he headline your favourite UK music venue.

#3: Stray Kids

Stray Kids shot up the IFPI Global Artist Chart, having previously been in seventh place they have ascended to among the top 5 at number 3, this could be due to the fact that four of their EP’s Oddinary, Maxident, Rock Star and 5 Star topped the US Billboard 200 and entered the UK albums chart, exposing them to grand and global audiences. 

Fans can expect to hear some of the gems from these EP’s when they grace the Great Oak Stage at BST Hyde Park in London, enjoy their performance in VIP style with official Stray Kids Hyde Park VIP tickets.

#2: Seventeen

Just under Taylor Swift, K pop boy band Seventeen have ascended up the IFPI Global Artist Chart having previously been placed at number 7 and now have been recognized as one of the top artists in the chart. Their EP FML in 2023 recorded 4.6 million pre-orders becoming the album with the most pre-orders in history at the time. Upon its release, it became the best-selling album in history, with 3.9 million first-day sales and 4.5 million first-week sales.

#1: Taylor Swift

Taking the world by storm Taylor Swift has earned the prime position on the IFPI Global artist chart with her Eras Tour becoming the highest grossing tour of all time, including her concert film which had grossed over $250 million and even nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Cinematic and Box Office Achievement.

Her achievements do not stop there, as in 2023, she was the most streamed artist on Spotify, Apple Music and Amazon music; as well as the first first act to place number one on the year-end Billboard top artists list in three different decades, including 2023. 

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