In the latest Spotify Wrapped report, Taylor Swift has been named the most-played artist of 2023, surpassing Bad Bunny who had held the title for three consecutive years. Swift garnered over 26.1 billion streams globally since the beginning of the year. This achievement solidifies her status as a pop powerhouse in the music industry.
The second spot on the list went to Bad Bunny, followed by The Weeknd, Drake, and regional Mexican musician Peso Pluma. It is worth noting that Bad Bunny's album "Un Verano Sin Ti" was Spotify's most-streamed album for the second year in a row, accumulating 4.5 billion global streams. Taylor Swift's "Midnights" and SZA's "SOS" secured the second and third positions in this category, respectively.
Miley Cyrus's empowering anthem "Flowers" took the title of Spotify's most-streamed song of the year, with 1.6 million streams globally. SZA's "Kill Bill" came in second place, followed by Harry Styles' "As It Was," Jung Kook's "Seven," and Eslabon Armado and Peso Pluma's "Ella Baila Sola."
In the United States, Taylor Swift remained a dominant force, ranking as the most streamed artist on the platform. Drake and country star Morgan Wallen followed closely behind. Wallen's song "Last Night" claimed the top spot as the most-streamed song, while his album "One Thing at a Time" was the most-streamed album.
Outside of Spotify, it is worth mentioning that Wallen's "Last Night" also topped Apple Music's global song chart in 2023. The song had an impressive 16-week run at the top of the Billboard Hot 100, tying with Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee feat. Justin Bieber's "Despacito" for the second-longest reign in the chart's history.
Overall, Taylor Swift's accomplishment as Spotify's most-played artist of 2023 showcases her enduring popularity and the global reach of her music. However, it is important to note that these rankings are based solely on streaming data and do not necessarily reflect the quality or artistic merit of the music.