IFPI (International Federation of the Phonographic Industry), the authoritative voice for the global recorded music sector, has just released its latest insights into the music industry’s performance with the release of three pivotal Global Album Charts. These charts spotlight the powerhouse releases of 2023, spanning sales, vinyl, and streaming achievements all across the globe.

The reveal of the data comes off the heels of last week’s groundbreaking IFPI Global Music Report, which showcased a remarkable 10.2% surge in recorded music revenues to a staggering $28.6 billion worldwide, these newly unveiled charts provide a granular look at the triumphs shaping the landscape of the music industry as we know it.

These three charts include The IFPI Global Album Sales Chart, which includes sales from all physical formats as well as album downloadsalongside the IFPI Global Vinyl Album Chart which only notes vinyl album sales. On the other hand, The IFPI Global Streaming Album Chart takes into account streams from ad-supported and subscription streaming platforms, taking into note streams “according to the economics between formats and across regions”.

Leading the charge on the IFPI Global Album Sales Chart is none other than K-Pop sensation SEVENTEEN, whose album FML seized the coveted top spot. The chart, meticulously curated by IFPI, encompasses unit sales across physical formats and album downloads, aptly termed “pure sales” by the industry authority.

SEVENTEEN’s meteoric rise continues, as FML shattered records with a global sales figure of 6.4 million units in 2023, underscoring their unrivaled dominance in the music sphere. Remarkably, the IFPI Global Album Sales Chart bears testimony to the K-Pop phenomenon, with an astounding 19 out of the top 20 albums hailing from Korean acts, signaling a seismic shift in global music consumption patterns.

However, amidst the K-Pop takeover, one special name stands out – that of pop juggernaut Taylor Swift. The iconic artist, recently crowned IFPI Global Recording Artist of the Year, asserted her prowess by clinching multiple spots on the IFPI Global Vinyl Album Chart, with the re-recording of her magnum opus, 1989 (Taylor’s Version), reigning supreme at No.1 with 1.4 million sales globally. Swift’s dominance on the Vinyl Sales chart also extends to the No. 2 and No. 3 positions, with Speak Now (Taylor’s Version) and Midnights maintaining the other respective chart positions.

On the streaming side, country sensation Morgan Wallen clinched his inaugural IFPI Global Chart No.1 on the IFPI Global Streaming Album Chart with his 2023 record, One Thing at a Time, further solidifying his position as a force to be reckoned with in the streaming realm.

Lewis Morrison, Director of Global Charts & Certifications at IFPI, lauded the achievements, stating, “Congratulations to SEVENTEEN and Taylor Swift for their second IFPI Global Charts awards of 2023, and to Morgan Wallen for his first ever global No.1.” Morrison emphasized the profound impact of artists’ creativity and industry collaboration in driving the sector’s unprecedented growth, echoing IFPI’s commitment to championing excellence in recorded music by stating; “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 favourite albums all over the world.”

As the industry basks in the glow of these monumental achievements, the charts stand as a testament to the resilience and innovation propelling the global music landscape forward. With revenues soaring and boundaries continually pushed, the future of recorded music shines brighter than ever before.

Read through the full list of the IFPI’s Global Sales, Vinyl Album, and Global Streaming Album Chart below:

IFPI Global Album Sales Chart 2023

  1. FML – SEVENTEEN (6.4 M)
  2. 5-Star – Stray Kids (5.3 M)
  3. ISTJ – NCT Dream (4.6 M)
  5. Rock-Star – Stray Kids (4.2 M)
  6. 1989 (Taylor’s Version) – Taylor Swift (2.8 M)
  7. GOLDEN – Jungkook (2.7 M)
  8. EXIST – EXO (2.3 M)
  9. I’ve Mine – IVE (2.2 M)
  10. Layover – V (2.2 M)
  12. MY WORLD – Aespa (2.1 M)
  13. The Name Chapter: FREEFALL – TOMORROW X TOGETHER (2.0 M)
  14. I feel – (G)I-DLE (2.0 M)
  15. Fact Check – NCT 127 (1.9 M)
  16. DARK BLOOD – ENHYPEN (1.7 M)
  17. I’ve IVE – IVE (1.7 M)
  18. FACE – JIMIN (1.7 M)
  20. Drama – Aespa (1.5 M)

IFPI Global Vinyl Albums Chart 2023:

  1. 1989 (Taylor’s Version) – Taylor Swift (1.4 M)
  2. Speak Now (Taylor’s Version) – Taylor Swift (684K)
  3. Midnights – Taylor Swift (562K)
  4. UTOPIA – Travis Scott (415K)
  5. The Dark Side of the Moon – Pink Floyd (402K)
  6. GUTS – Olivia Rodrigo (398K)
  7. Folklore – Taylor Swift (377K)
  8. Did You Know That There’s A Tunnel Under Ocean Blvd. – Lana Del Rey (352K)
  9. Lover – Taylor Swift (323K)
  10. Rumours – Fleetwood Mac (323K)
  11. Hackney Diamonds – The Rolling Stones (305K)
  12. Born To Die – Lana Del Rey (256K)
  13. Evermore – Taylor Swift (237K)
  14. Greatest Hits – Queen (227K)
  15. Red (Taylor’s Version) – Taylor Swift (225K)
  16. IGOR – Tyler, The Creator (218K)
  17. Thriller – Michael Jackson (217K)
  18. 72 Seasons – Metallica (2016K)
  19. Harry’s House – Harry Styles (204K)
  20. the record – boygenius (200K)

IFPI Global Streaming Album Chart 2023:

  1. One Thing At A Time – Morgan Wallen
  2. SOS – SZA
  3. Midnights – Taylor Swift
  4. Un Verano Sin Ti – Bad Bunny
  5. HEROES & VILLAINS – Metro Boomin
  6. Lover – Taylor Swift
  7. Starboy – The Weeknd
  8. Mañana Serà Bonito – KAROL G
  9. Dangerous: The Double Album – Morgan Wallen
  10. 1989 – Taylor Swift
  11. Endless Summer Vacation – Miley Cyrus
  12. UTOPIA – Travis Scott