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Taylor Swift, SEVENTEEN, Morgan Wallen Top IFPI Global Album Charts for 2023 — With 19 Out of the Top 20 Albums Coming from K-Pop Artists

top albums of 2023 according to IFPI by global sales

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IFPI releases three more Global Charts for 2023, celebrating the biggest albums of the year across different formats — Taylor Swift, SEVENTEEN, and Morgan Wallen come out on top.

IFPI, the organization representing the recorded music industry worldwide, has announced three additional Global Album Charts to highlight the biggest releases of 2023 by sales and the top selling vinyl and streaming albums of the year.

The announcement follows last week’s launch of the IFPI Global Music Report, which announced annual growth in recorded music revenues of 10.2% globally, including an increase in subscription streaming revenues and double-digit growth across physical formats.

Leading the Global Album Sales Chart is Korean group SEVENTEEN (pictured), hot off the heels of their IFPI Global Album Chart success. Their album FML sold 6.4 million units globally in 2023, breaking the record for the most pre-orders ever for an album in South Korea.

An unprecedented 19 of the Top 20 albums on the IFPI Global Album Sales Chart came from South Korean acts, demonstrating the global dominance of their physical album format.

The only non-Korean artist to reach the Top 20 was IFPI Global Recording Artist of the Year, Taylor Swift — her album 1989 (Taylor’s Version) also topped the IFPI Global Vinyl Album Chart. Swift held each of the top three spots in the IFPI Global Vinyl Album Chart, with an impressive seven albums reaching the Top 20 of that chart overall.

Fellow American artist Morgan Wallen achieved his first IFPI Global Chart No. 1 with the IFPI Global Streaming Album Chart. That chart counts global streams from both ad-supported and subscription platforms, calculating a weighted global unit number that accounts for differing economics across regions.

Morgan Wallen’s 2023 album, One Thing at a Time, was the biggest streaming album of the year on that basis, with Wallen also clocking in at No. 9 with Dangerous: The Double Album.

“Congratulations to SEVENTEEN and Taylor Swift for their second IFPI Global Charts awards of 2023, and to Morgan Wallen for his first ever global number one,” said Lewis Morrison, Director of Global Charts & Certifications at IFPI.

“Each of these artists created (or in the case of Taylor, reimagined) incredible music which found a global audience and achieved enormous commercial success in 2023, and the charts themselves highlight the multitude of ways in which music fans are engaging with their favorite albums all over the world.”

“As highlighted in IFPI’s Global Music Report, revenues from both digital and physical music formats continue to see healthy growth, and the combination of fantastic artistry, format variety, and the tireless work of record labels is the foundation on which this growth is built. Well done to everyone who featured in each of the album charts, which are a great summary of a fantastic year for global recorded music.”

IFPI Global Album Sales Chart 2023

Position
Artist
Album
Units
1
SEVENTEEN
FML
6.4m
2
Stray Kids
5-STAR
5.3m
3
NCT DREAM
ISTJ
4.6m
4
SEVENTEEN
SEVENTEENTH HEAVEN
4.5m
5
Stray Kids
ROCK-STAR
4.2m
6
Taylor Swift
1989 (Taylor’s Version)
2.8m
7
Jung Kook
GOLDEN
2.7m
8
EXO
EXIST
2.3m
9
IVE
I’ve MINE
2.2m
10
V
Layover
2.2m
11
ZEROBASEONE
YOUTH IN THE SHADE
2.2m
12
aespa
MY WORLD
2.1m
13
TOMORROW X TOGETHER
The Name Chapter : FREEFALL
2.0m
14
(G)I-DLE
I feel
2.0m
15
NCT 127
Fact Check
1.9m
16
ENHYPEN
DARK BLOOD
1.7m
17
IVE
I’ve IVE
1.7m
18
Jimin
FACE
1.7m
19
ENHYPEN
ORANGE BLOOD
1.7m
20
aespa
Drama
1.5m

IFPI Global Vinyl Album Chart 2023

Position
Artist
Album
Units
1
Taylor Swift
1989 (Taylor’s Version)
1,400k
2
Taylor Swift
Speak Now (Taylor’s Version)
684k
3
Taylor Swift
Midnights
562k
4
Travis Scott
UTOPIA
415k
5
Pink Floyd
The Dark Side of the Moon
402k
6
Olivia Rodrigo
GUTS
398k
7
Taylor Swift
folklore
377k
8
Lana Del Rey
Did you know that…
352k
9
Taylor Swift
Lover
323k
10
Fleetwood Mac
Rumors
323k
11
The Rolling Stones
Hackney Diamonds
305k
12
Lana Del Rey
Born to Die
256k
13
Taylor Swift
evermore
237k
14
Queen
Greatest Hits
227k
15
Taylor Swift
Red (Taylor’s Version)
225k
16
Tyler, The Creator
IGOR
218k
17
Michael Jackson
Thriller
217k
18
Metallica
72 Seasons
206k
19
Harry Styles
Harry’s House
204k
20
boy genius
the record
200k

IFPI Global Streaming Album Chart 2023

Position
Artist
Album
1
Morgan Wallen
One Thing at a Time
2
SZA
SOS
3
Taylor Swift
Midnights
4
Bad Bunny
Un Verano Sin Ti
5
Metro Boomin
HEROES & VILLAINS
6
Taylor Swift
Lover
7
The Weeknd
Starboy
8
KAROL G
Mañana Será Bonito
9
Morgan Wallen
Dangerous: The Double Album
10
Taylor Swift
1989
11
Miley Cyrus
Endless Summer Vacation
12
Travis Scott
UTOPIA
13
Harry Styles
Harry’s House
14
Taylor Swift
folklore
15
Drake & 21 Savage
Her Loss
16
Drake
For All the Dogs
17
The Weeknd
After Hours
18
Taylor Swift
reputation
19
Zach Bryan
American Heartbreak
20
Olivia Rodrigo
SOUR

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