It’s official! Taylor Swift has once again proven her music dominance by being named Spotify’s most-streamed artist of 2023.
With a year filled with spectacular achievements, the talented singer-songwriter has raked in an astounding 26.1 billion streams on the platform, surpassing music heavyweights like Drake, The Weeknd, and Bad Bunny.
Swift’s remarkable success in 2023 can be attributed to her record-breaking Eras tour, which kicked off in March and is projected to bring in a staggering $4 billion in earnings. Additionally, her Eras concert film, released in October, has grossed a jaw-dropping $250 million worldwide since its premiere, according to Billboard.
But that’s not all! Taylor Swift also delighted fans with re-recorded “Taylor’s Versions” of her albums and dropped the deluxe edition of her 2022 LP, ‘Midnights,’ in May. The hard work has undeniably paid off, as she is expected to earn approximately $101 million in Spotify royalties alone by the end of the year. When combined with publishing revenue, her total earnings could reach an impressive $131 million.
And let’s not forget that Spotify is just one part of the equation. When factoring in streams from other major platforms like Apple Music, YouTube Music, and Amazon Music, Taylor Swift’s total streams for 2023 are estimated at a staggering 38.3 billion. This translates to approximately $200 million in total earnings when publishing royalties are included.
Taylor Swift’s reign as the most-streamed artist of the year on Spotify is a testament to her enduring musical prowess and her unwavering connection with fans worldwide. What are your thoughts on Swift’s incredible 2023 earnings? Share your opinions in the comments below, and stay tuned to Thirsty for News for more updates on music’s biggest stars!