In a striking display of musical prowess, Taylor Swift has clinched the title of Spotify's most-streamed artist for 2023, a testament to her enduring popularity in the global music scene. Swift's triumph is closely followed by the enigmatic presence of The Weeknd, who secures the third spot, while Drake, known for his unique blend of rap and R&B, lands in fourth.
Adding a diverse flair to the top five is regional Mexican sensation Peso Pluma, showcasing the eclectic tastes of music enthusiasts worldwide. Despite not topping the artist chart, Bad Bunny still celebrates significant success with his 2022 album 'Un Verano Sin Ti.'
This vibrant collection of songs has captivated listeners globally, amassing an impressive 4.5 billion streams and maintaining its position as Spotify's most-streamed album for the second consecutive year. Following closely is Taylor Swift’s nocturnal-themed 'Midnights,' with SZA's 'SOS' trailing in third.
This top three, all released last year, demonstrates the enduring appeal of these artists' latest works. Further down the list, The Weeknd's 2016 hit album 'Starboy' and Karol G's 2023 release 'Mañana Será Bonito' complete the top five, underscoring the diverse musical landscape of the year.
Top Songs of 2023
2023 also saw Miley Cyrus' 'Flowers' bloom into Spotify's most-streamed song, garnering 1.6 million global streams. This empowering anthem is followed by SZA's 'Kill Bill' and Harry Styles' 'As It Was,' reflecting the eclectic tastes of the platform's users.
BTS member Jung Kook's collaboration with Latto, 'Seven,' and a joint effort by Eslabon Armado and Peso Pluma, 'Ella Baila Sola,' round out the top five. In the United States, Taylor Swift's reign continues unabated as the most streamed artist, with Drake and country music star Morgan Wallen following suit.
Wallen's 'Last Night' emerged as the most streamed song, while his album 'One Thing at a Time' topped the album charts, underscoring his growing influence in the country genre. Complementing Spotify’s data, Apple Music announced that Morgan Wallen's 'Last Night' also led its global song chart for 2023.
The track has enjoyed a remarkable journey, tying with Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee's 'Despacito' for the second-longest reign on the Billboard H*t 100's history, an accolade that speaks volumes about its widespread appeal and staying power in the global music market.