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Billboard Top Artist 2023: Taylor Swift Never Goes Out Of Style OR Records

The Love Story between Taylor Swift and her list of endless record breaking endeavors continues. With the release of the Year-End Billboard Charts of 2023, additions have been made to the list - Records (Taylor's Version). She becomes the only artist to have secured the year-end top artist title in three distinct decades- the 2000s, '10s, and '20s. Read further to know the other additions.

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Taylor Swift emerges victorious on Billboard's 2023 year-end Top Artists chart, solidifying her reign with unparalleled success on both the Billboard 200 albums and Billboard Hot 100 songs charts throughout the year.

Having secured the year-end top artist title in 2015 and 2009, Taylor Swift achieves a remarkable milestone as the first artist to clinch the No. 1 spot in three distinct decades—the 2000s, ‘10s, and ‘20s. Plus, she’s just the second act to be the year-end top artist three times, following Adele, in 2016, 2012 and 2011 (dating to the category’s 1981 inception).

In a remarkable feat, Taylor Swift has consistently secured a place in the year-end top 10 of the Top Artists chart for 14 out of the last 16 years, maintaining an unbroken streak for the past six consecutive years.

Highlighting Taylor Swift's enduring triumph on Billboard's charts, her remarkable 14-year span from her initial victory as the top artist in 2009 to her third in 2023, stands as the lengthiest among all acts. Notably, Swift was previously tied with Usher for the longest span of year-end victories, both having achieved six years between Swift's first and second coronations as Top Artist (2009-15) and Usher's pair of wins (1998-2004).

View Here: Billboard Year-End Charts

Throughout the 2023 chart year, Taylor Swift achieved a remarkable presence on the weekly Billboard 200 chart, with 13 albums making appearances, including two chart-toppers: her 2022 release, "Midnights," and the re-recorded version of her third album, "Speak Now (Taylor’s Version)," released in 2023. "Midnights" secured the No. 2 spot on the year-end Billboard 200 Albums recap, while her 2019 album "Lover" claimed the No. 9 position.

This success, along with her extensive catalog, thrived in 2023, coinciding with her expansive career-spanning concert series, The Eras Tour. In the overall year-end Billboard 200 Albums roundup, Swift holds impressive positions at Nos. 2 (Midnights), 9 (Lover), 11 (Speak Now [Taylor’s Version]), 12 (Folklore), 16 (1989), 17 (Red [Taylor’s Version]), 21 (Reputation), 29 (Evermore), 43 (Fearless [Taylor’s Version]), and 115 (Speak Now). Notably, Swift also claims the top spot on the Billboard 200 Artists roundup for the year.

On the weekly Hot 100 chart, Swift logged 44 songs during the 2023 chart year. On the year-end Hot 100 Songs ranking, she’s at Nos. 4 (“Anti-Hero”), 18 (“Cruel Summer”), 27 (“Karma,” featuring Ice Spice) and 32 (“Lavender Haze”).

Swift is the overall top female artist for a seventh year, while Morgan Wallen is the top male artist for the first time (No. 2 on the overall Top Artists list).

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