Taylor Swift Named Best-Selling Global Artist of 2019

Taylor Swift at the 2019 Teen Choice Awards.
Taylor Swift at the 2019 Teen Choice Awards. Photo by Michael Buckner/Variety/Shutterstock (10359323cg)

Taylor Swift has been crowned the best-selling international musical artist of 2019 by IFPI, an organization that represents the global recorded music industry.

However, this isn’t the first time Swift has achieved this honor; she earned the title in 2014 with her album 1989.

Back in August, Swift released her seventh album, Lover, which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, and features the hits “ME!” with Panic! at the Disco frontman Brendon Urie, “You Need To Calm Down,” and “Lover.”

“Taylor Swift is the epitome of a truly global star,” said the chief executive of IFPI, Frances Moore.

“She continues to grow as an artist and maintains an incredibly strong connection with her fan base, whilst continuing to evolve her sound with each album. It is a pleasure to be able to present her with the Global Recording Artist of the Year award for the second time.”

Last year’s winner, Drake, fell to eighth place. Also on the chart were Ed Sheeran, Post Malone, and Billie Eilish.

The full list includes:

1. Taylor Swift
2. Ed Sheeran
3. Post Malone
4. Billie Eilish
5. Queen
6. Ariana Grande
7. BTS
8. Drake
9. Lady Gaga
10. The Beatles