BTS is IFPI’s 2021 Global Recording Artist of the Year, Taylor


the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI) just announced the best recording bands in the world.

Global superstars hold the No. 1 spot for the second consecutive year, BTS. This feat makes the GRAMMY-nominated band the first act in history to be IFPI World Recording Artist of the Year for 2 years straight.

Despite not releasing a full studio album last year, the South Korean band remain the top recording artist in 2021 – with their record-breaking hit singles ‘Butter’ and “Permission to Dance”, more japanese compilation album BTS, THE BEST.

In a press release, the director general of the IFPI Frances Moore shared, “BTS’ phenomenal success over the past year is a testament to their creativity, hard work, and continued commitment to continue finding ways to bring their music to the world. »

“By performing in three different languages, they demonstrate their extraordinarily unique global appeal, and their vibrant and passionate fan base has helped make them the first artists in history to top the Global Artist Chart for two years. back-to-back,” Moore added.

In a video message, the ‘Dynamite’ act extended their thanks to everyone who supported them throughout the year, especially ARMY.

Taylor Swift, who started releasing re-recordings of his old dubbed albums Taylor’s versions, takes second place for the third consecutive year. In 2021, the ‘Very good’ the singer has dropped her re-recorded versions of her best-selling albums Intrepid and RED.

In third is Adele, who made his highly anticipated comeback with his latest studio album, 30. Dubbed his most personal album to date, the singer-songwriter’s first album since 2015 25, was named one of Best albums of 2021.

Duck famous is in sixth place with the release of his sixth studio album, Certified Lover Boy. This is the Canadian rapper’s seventh consecutive year in the top 10.

Ed Sheeran returns to fifth place with their fourth studio album, = (“equals”). This is the British singer-songwriter’s first full release since 2017.

Back in the top 10 in sixth place is The weekend with her critically acclaimed headlining performances and the success of her 2020 album, after hours and compilation album 2021, JIt highlights.

For its third year in the top 10, Billie Eilish comes in at number seven with her second album, Happier forever.

world pop star justin bieber is in the top 10 for the second consecutive year, landing at number 8 with a series of hit singles and his sixth studio album, Justice.

K-pop stars make their first appearance in the IFPI rankings SEVENTEEN. In 2021, the multi-million sellers dropped two EPs – Your choice and Attack – alongside their Japanese singles ‘Not alone’ and ‘Power of love’.

Rounding up the top 10 is a breakout pop star Olivia Rodrigo. With her critically acclaimed debut album ACIDthe ‘Driving license’ the singer-songwriter has won numerous awards and 7 GRAMMY nominations for 2022.


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