Taylor Swift named Spotify's most-streamed artist of 2023

The top spot was held by Puerto Rican rapper and singer Bad Bunny for the past three years

Taylor Swift was 2023's most-streamed artist globally, raking in more than 26.1 billion global streams since the start of the year. AP
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It’s been a big year for Taylor Swift, and the good news continues for the star as she’s been revealed as Spotify’s most-streamed artist of 2023, ending a three-year reign by Puerto Rican rapper and singer Bad Bunny.

According to Spotify Wrapped, Swift had more than 26.1 billion streams since January 1. She was followed by Bad Bunny, The Weeknd, Drake and Mexican musician Peso Pluma to round out the top five.

Swift took to social media to celebrate the news by announcing her new song was available for streaming, while also thanking those who had listened to her this year.

“Um OK this is unreal?? I just wanted to say to anyone who listened to my music this year, anywhere in the world, thank you. Getting named Spotify’s Global Top Artist in 2023 is truly the best birthday/holiday gift you could’ve given me,” she wrote.

“We’ve seriously had the most fun this year out there on tour and now this. Are you serious. So I was trying to think of a way to thank you, and a lot of you have been asking me to put You’re Losing Me (From The Vault) on streaming ... so here you go! You can finally listen everywhere now.”

To celebrate Swift’s milestone, Spotify unveiled 21 puzzle pieces on billboards around the globe, including Sao Paulo and Jakarta, in the 48-hour lead-up to Wrapped’s launch on Wednesday and the announcement of her being the top streamed artist. Also, as another add on, when fans stream Swift's music on the platform, the progress bar will change colours to reflect the corresponding "era colour", while the progress button turns into a sparkle.

Meanwhile, the most streamed song globally was Flowers by Miley Cyrus, following by SZA’s Kill Bill, As It Was by Harry Styles, Seven by Jung Kook featuring Latto, and Ella Baila Sola by Eslabon Armado and Peso Pluma.

UAE's Spotify trends

Spotify has also released the UAE's music trends for the year, which was also led by Swift. She was followed by The Weeknd, Drake, Arijit Singh and Pritam.

The most streamed songs also followed a similar tend to the global list with SZA's Kill Bill, Calm Down by Rema with Selena Gomez, Flowers by Miley Cyrus, Metro Boomin’s hit Creepin’ with The Weeknd & 21 Savage and Seven (feat. Latto) by Jung Kook in the top five.

Meanwhile, the list also unveiled the top Arab artists streamed in the region, with Egyptian artists making up the top five. They are: Essam Sasa, Wegz, Amr Diab, Ahmed Saad and Cairokee. These were the top Arabic tracks streamed on the platform in the region: Alo Aleky by Mohammed Saeed, ElBakht by Wegz, Mesa Meni Aleko by Essam Sasa, Beraha Ya Sheekha by Bahaa Sultan and Aleb Fel Dafater by Muslim.

Spotify 2023 Wrapped UAE Top Lists

Top 10 Arab artists in the region

1. Essam Sasa

2. Wegz

3. Amr Diab

4. Ahmed Saad

5. Cairokee

6. ElGrande Toto

7. Marwan Pablo

8. Draganov

9. Husayn

10. Kouz1

Top 10 Arabic tracks in the region

1. Alo Aleky by Mohammed Saeed

2. ElBakht by Wegz

3. Mesa Meni Aleko by Essam Sasa

4. Beraha Ya Sheikha by Bahaa Sultan

5. Aleb Fel Dafater by Muslim

6. Yemken Kheir by Ramy Sabry

7. Be2amaret Meen by Farid

8. Mekhasmak By Nawal

9. ElYoum Elhelw Da by Ahmed Saad

10. Basrah w Atooh by Cairokee

UAE’s Most-Streamed Artists

1. Taylor Swift

2. The Weeknd

3. Drake

4. Arijit Singh

5. Pritam

6. Anirudh Ravichander

7. Travis Scott

8. Metro Boomin

9. 21 Savage

10. SZA

UAE’s Most-Streamed Songs

1. Kill Bill by SZA

2. Calm Down (with Selena Gomez) by Rema

3. Flowers by Miley Cyrus

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

5. Seven (feat. Latto) by Jung Kook

6. As It Was by Harry Styles

7. Cruel Summer by Taylor Swift

8. The Astronaut by Jin

9. Sprinter by Dave

10. Boy's a liar Pt 2 by PinkPantheress

UAE’s Most-Streamed Albums

1. Heroes & Villians by Metro Boomin

2. Starboy by The Weeknd

3. SOS by SZA

4. Midnights by Taylor Swift

5. Lover by Taylor Swift

6. After Hours by The Weeknd

7. Utopia by Travis Scott

8. 1989 by Taylor Swift

9. Rave & Roses Ultra by Rema

10. Proof by BTS

How to find your Spotify Wrapped

In order to find your Spotify Wrapped list, users have to be subscribed to Spotify. Opening the latest version of the app will likely show a user's Spotify Wrapped directly once it’s out.

But if it doesn't, those on desktop and on mobile can simply type in “Wrapped” in the search bar, or find Spotify’s Wrapped button on the home page. They can also visit this link to go directly to it.

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 (featuring Latto) by Jung Kook

5. Ella Baila Sola by Eslabon Armado and Peso Pluma

6. Cruel Summer by Taylor Swift

7. Creepin’ by Metro Boomin, the Weeknd and 21 Savage

8. Calm Down by Rema and Selena Gomez

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

10. Anti-Hero by Taylor Swift

Most-Streamed Albums Globally

1. Un Verano Sin Ti by Bad Bunny

2. Midnights by Taylor Swift

3. SOS by SZA

4. Starboy by The Weeknd

5. Manana Sera Bonito by Karol G

6. One Thing at a Time by Morgan Wallen

7. Lover by Taylor Swift

8. Heroes & Villains by Metro Boomin

9. Genesis by Peso Pluma

10. Harry’s House by Harry Styles

Updated: November 30, 2023, 7:55 AM