Who outsold Taylor Swift, the global artist of the year, and has the hit of 2023

The biggest selling hit of 2023 was announced on Monday. Surprisingly for some, it does not belong to Taylor Swift, who was declared IFPI global artist of the year for the fourth time.

The star who managed to sell the best last year is Miley Cyrus. Thus, his hit “Flowers” was designated on Monday as the best-selling song in 2023, a successful performance for the first time by the American artist in this annual ranking drawn up by the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI), according to Agerpres.

The single “Flowers” has amassed the equivalent of 2.7 billion streams on online subscription services, according to the IFPI, earning it the coveted IFPI Global Single Award for 2023, just weeks after it was also rewarded with two Grammy Awards.

“By occupying the first place in the charts in so many countries simultaneously, this song – along with its message of emancipation – resonated around the world and represents the definition of a truly global hit”. said Lewis Morrison, Director of Global Charts and Certification at IFPI.

The IFPI awards also held a first: this year, artists from Nigeria and Mexico also reached the Top 10, proof of the fact that the Afrobeats style and regional Mexican genres are increasingly popular among the public. Thus, “Calm Down”, performed by Rema and Selena Gomez, ranked second, and “La Bebe”, by Yng Lvcas and Peso Pluma, took the sixth position.

The American star Taylor Swift, named last week for the fourth time by the IFPI global artist of the year, occupied only the seventh and ninth places in the global singles ranking, with her tracks “Cruel Summer” and “Anti-Hero”, respectively “.

The IFPI is a London-based organization that collects data from music sales across physical formats and digital distribution methods to obtain a representative figure for each track. IFPI represents the interests of artists and professionals in the global music industry.