Taylor Swift is crowned the most listened to artist on Spotify Wrapped

Taylor Swift is crowned the most listened to artist on Spotify Wrapped as the top artists and songs of 2023 are revealed by the streaming giant

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Taylor Swift continues to take the world by storm after being crowned the most listened to artist in the UK and the rest of the world on Spotify Wrapped 2023 with more than 26.1 billion global streams.

Currently boasting over 108 million monthly listeners on the streaming platform, the Enchanted singer previously bagged the UK top spot in 2022.

This year has been another very successful year for the pop superstar, who has been estimated to have generated nearly $5bn in consumer spending alone in the US leg of her Eras Tour.

Only two UK artist joined Taylor in the top five most streamed artist in the UK, with Drake and The Weeknd both landed second and third respectively. 

Spotify Wrapped 2023 sums up how 574M people around the world listened to the streaming giant this year.

Taylor Swift continues to come out on top bagging the title of most streamed artist in the UK and the world in this year’s Spotify Wrapped  – with more than 26.1 billion global streams

Out of the top streamed artists in the UK only two were British, placing fourth was Ed Sheeran., (left), Arctic Monkeys were the fifth most listened to band/artist in the UK on Spotify, (right)

Spotify 2023 Wrapped Global Top Lists 

Most-Streamed Artists Globally

1. Taylor Swift 

2. Bad Bunny 

3. The Weeknd 

4. Drake 

5. Peso Pluma 

6. Feid 

7. Travis Scott

8. SZA 

9. Karol G 

10. Lana Del Rey 

Most-Streamed Songs Globally 

1. Flowers by Miley Cyrus 

2. Kill Bill by SZA 

3. As It Was by Harry Styles 

4. Seven (feat. Latto) (Explicit Ver.) by Jung Kook, Latto 

5. Ella Baila Sola by Eslabon Armado, Peso Pluma 

6. Cruel Summer by Taylor Swift 

7. Creepin’ (with The Weeknd & 21 Savage) by Metro Boomin, The Weeknd, 21 Savage 

8. Calm Down (with Selena Gomez) by Rema, Selena Gomez 

9. Shakira: Bzrp Music Sessions, Vol. 53 by Bizarrap, Shakira 

10. Anti-Hero by Taylor Swift 

The brand unveiled that Arctic Monkeys and Ed Sheeran squeezed their way into the fourth and fifth UK spot.

But it was not only in the UK that Taylor bagged the most-listened-to crown – she also came out on top internationally.

It was the first time in three years the Bad Bunny was not been the most listened to artist globally. 

But the Puerto Rican rapper did land second place, having released 2023 most streamed album – Un Verano Sin Ti – raking in a whopping 4.5 billion streams since January 1.

Coming in third was the Weeknd, whose album – Starboy – was the fourth most streamed of the year globally, despite being released in 2016.

The Weeknd was followed by Drake, Peso Pluma, Feild and Travis Scott, who launched his highly-anticipated album Utopia in July.

The eight most streamed artist globally was SZA, who rocked the R&B genre with her critically acclaimed album SOS.

SOS, which included a roster of hits such as Kill Bill, Snooze and Good Days, was the third highest streamed album on Spotify internationally. 

Following SZA in ninth and tenth place is Karol G and Summertime Sadness crooner Lana Del Rey.

Swift also had major success with two songs, which both landed in Spotify’s top ten most streamed songs globally.

Both her 2016 single Cruel Summer and her 2022 hit-song Anti-Hero placed sixth and tenth on the list.

Nabbing the crown for 2023’s most listened to song in world was Flowers by Miley Cyrus, with more than 1.6 billion listens since January 1.

In second and third place was SZA with Kill Bill and As It Was by Harry Styles.

As It Was previously held the crown for most streamed song on the streaming platform in 2022, reaching close to 1.5 billion plays.  

This year, Swift also mirrored the same success with her albums.

Two of the country singer’s projects also proved to be global favourites with Midnights and Lover being unveiled as the second and seventh most listened to albums worldwide. 

Taylor Swift knocked Bad Bunny (pictured) from the top spot for the most listened to artist globally. He had previously been the most streamed artist globally for three consecutive years

The Weeknd (pictured left) came third on the list, with his 2016 Starboy being the fourth most streamed globally. SZA (pictured right in 2022) shook up the music world with her R&B album SOS. Her single Kill Bill was the second most popular in the world on Spotify

As It Was by Harry Styles (pictured) stayed on the top ten most streamed global songs list, dropping from number one in 2022 to third place this year

Taylor Swift mirrored her success in album streams as well, with both Midnights and Lover cropping up as global favourites

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