The International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI) released this Thursday afternoon, February 24th its famous list “IFPI Global Artist Chart” that reveals the top 10 of the best-selling artists of the year worldwide, and BTS tops the list!
The Federation has announced K-pop group BTS as the winners of the 2021 IFPI Global Recording Artist of the Year Award. The news marks an important moment for the South Korean group as they are the first to win the award for two years in a row.
Last year, BTS also made history by being the first Asian artist to top the list. The award is calculated according to an artist or group’s worldwide performance including streaming formats, digital and physical albums and singles sales, in all countries.
?@BTS_twt was the best selling Artist of 2021 on the annual list of IFPI's Global artist chart for two consecutive years !
2021: #1 pic.twitter.com/s8YTZ1iDHG
— BTS Charts Daily⁷ (@btschartsdailys) February 24, 2022
“BTS’ phenomenal success over the past year is a testament to their creativity, hard work, and ongoing commitment to continuing to find ways to bring their music to the world. By performing in three different languages, they demonstrate their extraordinarily unique global appeal and their dynamic and passionate fanbase helped make them the first artists in history to top the Global Artist Chart two years in a row.
We would like to wish everyone who works on your team huge congratulations on winning the award and on another year of brilliant success”, said Frances Moore, CEO of the IFPI.
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In second place and returning for the 3rd year in a row in the top 2, and sixth top 10 to date, Taylor Swift made history by re-recording and releasing the top 2 of her “Taylor’s Version”. Hot on her heels, British singer-songwriter Adele returns to No. 3 after the massive success of her fourth studio album 30.
Check out the full list:
#1 – BTS
#2 – Taylor Swift
#3 – Adele
#4 – Drake
#5 – Ed Sheeran
#6 – The Weeknd
#7 – Billie Eilish
#8 – Justin Bieber
#9 – Seventeen
#10 – Olivia Rodrigo