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Taylor Swift Named Apple Music’s Artist of the Year; Morgan Wallen Tops Global Songs Chart

After dominating the charts, touring the world and launching her own concert film, Taylor Swift has been named Apple Music’s Artist of the Year.

The platform unveiled its year-end charts ranking 2023’s top songs, top Shazams, and, for the first time, the songs music fans sang along to the most using Apple Music Sing. Swift was the most listened-to artist by Apple Music subscribers, simultaneously setting a new all-time record for the most listeners for any artist in a single year on Apple Music. Bad Bunny was last year’s Artist of the Year. “In the first 10 months of 2023, she saw 65 songs reach Apple Music’s Global Daily Top 100 — more than any other artist,” said the service in a press release.

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Apple’s Top Global Songs list was led by Morgan Wallen’s “Last Night” as the first country song since “Old Town Road” (2019) to top the chart. Across the 100 songs on the chart, 11 country songs led the list — rising from four last year. Also getting a big look is música Mexicana and Afrobeats. On the Top 100 2023: Shazam chart, Rema’s “Calm Down” leads the list while “Rush” by Ayra Starr and “People” by Libianca also end the year among the world’s most Shazamed songs. Also this year, and for the first time ever, a total of four Música Mexicana songs make the list; making it into the top 20 is Peso Pluma and Eslabon Armado’s “Ella Baila Sola” (No. 18) while Grupo Frontera and Bad Bunny’s “un x100to” lands at No. 70.

Apple Music spotlighted numerous year-end Charts, like the Top Fitness Songs Chart, where British dance duo Punctual lead with “Do It All Again (feat. Jordan Shaw),” and the Top Songwriters Chart, where Drake pulls in more streams than any other songwriter, among others. See and listen to the full suite of Year-End Charts on Apple Music and check out the Top Global Songs of 2023 below.

Top Songs of 2023 Global

Rank

Song Title

Artist Name

1

Last Night

Morgan Wallen

2

Flowers

Miley Cyrus

3

Kill Bill

SZA

4

Rich Flex

Drake, 21 Savage

5

Snooze

SZA

6

Anti-Hero

Taylor Swift

7

IDOL

YOASOBI

8

Under the Influence

Chris Brown

9

Creepin’

The Weeknd, Metro Boomin, 21 Savage

10

Subtitle

OFFICIAL HIGE DANDISM

11

Spin Bout U

Drake, 21 Savage

12

Calm Down

Rema, Selena Gomez

13

Freestyle

Lil Baby

14

As It Was

Harry Styles

15

Cruel Summer

Taylor Swift

16

Unholy

Kim Petras, Sam Smith

17

WAIT FOR U (feat. Drake & Tems)

Future

18

Ella Baila Sola

Peso Pluma, Eslabon Armado

19

Ditto

NewJeans

20

You Proof

Morgan Wallen

21

fukumean

Gunna

22

Superhero (Heroes & Villains)

Metro Boomin, Future, Chris Brown

23

All My Life (feat. J. Cole)

Lil Durk

24

Just Wanna Rock

Lil Uzi Vert

25

Sure Thing

Miguel

26

Thinkin’ Bout Me

Morgan Wallen

27

Die For You

The Weeknd

28

Boy’s a liar, Pt. 2

PinkPantheress, Ice Spice

29

Jimmy Cooks (feat. 21 Savage)

Drake

30

Tití Me Preguntó

Bad Bunny

31

I’m Good (Blue)

Bebe Rexha, David Guetta

32

Favorite Song

Toosii

33

KICK BACK

Kenshi Yonezu

34

Fast Car

Luke Combs

35

Search & Rescue

Drake

36

Something in the Orange

Zach Bryan

37

OMG

NewJeans

38

Shirt

SZA

39

I Ain’t Worried

OneRepublic

40

Kaiju No Hanauta

Vaundy

41

Low Down

Lil Baby

42

One Thing At A Time

Morgan Wallen

43

Nobody Gets Me

SZA

44

CUFF IT

Beyoncé

45

STAY

The Kid LAROI, Justin Bieber

46

Blinding Lights

The Weeknd

47

golden hour

JVKE

48

Seven

Latto, Jung Kook

49

Lavender Haze

Taylor Swift

50

Wasted On You

Morgan Wallen

51

In A Minute

Lil Baby

52

Chasin’ You

Morgan Wallen

53

Bad Habit

Steve Lacy

54

HOTEL LOBBY (Unc & Phew)

Quavo, Takeoff

55

Me Porto Bonito

Chencho Corleone, Bad Bunny

56

Escapism.

RAYE, 070 Shake

57

On BS

Drake, 21 Savage

58

vampire

Olivia Rodrigo

59

Good Days

SZA

60

Mask Off

Future

61

Thought You Should Know

Morgan Wallen

62

Major Distribution

Drake, 21 Savage

63

Jumbotron Shit Poppin

Drake

64

Hype Boy

NewJeans

65

Sum 2 Prove

Lil Baby

66

California Breeze

Lil Baby

67

Paint The Town Red

Doja Cat

68

Lover

Taylor Swift

69

Circo Loco

Drake, 21 Savage

70

un x100to

Grupo Frontera, Bad Bunny

71

Karma

Summer Walker

72

Too Many Nights (feat. Don Toliver)

Metro Boomin, Future

73

PUFFIN ON ZOOTIEZ

Future

74

Karma

Taylor Swift

75

Sunflower (Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse)

Swae Lee, Post Malone

76

Trance

Young Thug, Metro Boomin, Travis Scott

77

Shape of You

Ed Sheeran

78

Starboy (feat. Daft Punk)

The Weeknd

79

ANTIFRAGILE

LE SSERAFIM

80

The Kind of Love We Make

Luke Combs

81

Everything I Love

Morgan Wallen

82

No Role Modelz

J. Cole

83

Bejeweled

Taylor Swift

84

Hours In Silence

Drake, 21 Savage

85

God’s Plan

Drake

86

Perfect

Ed Sheeran

87

La Bebe (Remix)

Peso Pluma, Yng Lvcas

88

PRC

Peso Pluma, Natanael Cano

89

Pussy & Millions (feat. Travis Scott)

Drake, 21 Savage

90

Another Love

Tom Odell

91

No Guidance (feat. Drake)

Chris Brown

92

Moscow Mule

Bad Bunny

93

Heat Waves

Glass Animals

94

Blank Space

Taylor Swift

95

Low

SZA

96

Privileged Rappers

Drake, 21 Savage

97

TQG

Shakira, KAROL G

98

BackOutsideBoyz

Drake

99

Bebe Dame

Fuerza Regida, Grupo Frontera

100

Umbrella (feat. JAY Z)

Rihanna

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