IFPI, the group that represents the recorded music trade worldwide, has introduced Taylor Swift because the winner of IFPI’s 2022 International Recording Artist of the Yr Award – the third time that the famous person has gained the award. No different artist has gained the award as many occasions as Taylor Swift.
The distinctive award is calculated in line with an artist’s or group’s worldwide efficiency throughout digital and bodily music codecs in the course of the yr, from streams to vinyl, and covers their whole physique of labor.
This yr marks the tenth yr of the IFPI International Recording Artist of the Yr Award, with Taylor Swift having topped the chart greater than another artist throughout that point (having gained in 2014, 2019, and 2022). Within the years between, Taylor Swift has been a daily presence within the IFPI International Artist Chart – putting second in 2021 behind Okay-Pop sensation BTS and charting within the High three in 2015, 2017, and 2020. The discharge of her latest album Midnights in October 2022 powered her return to the highest of the IFPI International Artist Chart.
Elsewhere within the International Artist Chart, BTS was at #2 (their third consecutive yr within the High 3 following back-to-back wins in 2020 and 2021), and Drake at #3 together with his fifth High 3 look because the chart started.
Frances Moore, Chief Govt, IFPI, mentioned: “It’s a nice pleasure to award the IFPI International Recording Artist Award to Taylor Swift for an unprecedented third time within the chart’s ten-year historical past. Taylor is a very magnificent worldwide star, who continues to develop and evolve as an artist while sustaining an extremely sturdy connection along with her followers all over the world.
“It’s thrilling to see this yr’s International Recording Artist Chart mirror the more and more numerous spectrum of music obtainable to music followers at present, with superstars from Latin America, Taiwan, and South Korea, in addition to the US, UK, and Canada, represented. File firms proceed to work diligently in each nook of the globe to seek out and develop international stars and construct their profitable careers for the long-term.”
The IFPI International Recording Artist Chart continues to mirror the breadth of numerous artists discovering international success in at present’s trade. Puerto Rican famous person Unhealthy Bunny landed at #4, the primary ever artist from Latin America to enter the High 5, and the best place ever achieved for an artist performing predominantly in Spanish.
At #9, Jay Chou grew to become the primary Taiwanese artist to seem on the Chart, because of his enduring reputation throughout China and South-East Asia. It was additionally a formidable yr for South Korean acts, with extra artists than another nationality showing within the High 10 for the primary time; BTS have been joined by SEVENTEEN and Stray Children charting at #6 and #7 respectively. Harry Kinds (#8) and Ed Sheeran (#10) represented the UK within the chart, whereas Canadian mega-star The Weeknd charted at #5.
The IFPI International Recording Artist of the Yr Award and High 20 chart is the one rating to precisely measure consumption throughout all codecs (together with streaming codecs, digital and bodily albums, and singles gross sales) and all nations. It’s weighted primarily based on the relative worth of every technique of consumption.