BTS ranks No. 2 on 2022 Global Artist Chart by IFPI
BTS came in at No. 2 on the 2022 Global Artist Chart by the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI), marking the boy band’s fifth consecutive year on the top 10 list.
BTS was the highest K-pop band on the list of the most renowned singers around the globe this year, followed by Seventeen at No. 6 and Stray Kids at No. 7.
Singer-songwriter Taylor Swift claimed first place this year, according to the IFPI’s announcement on Wednesday.
The boy band first entered the chart at No. 2 in 2018, then at No. 7 in 2019. The band then topped the chart in both 2020 and 2021, the first time an artist ranked first place for two consecutive years.
This achievement also makes BTS the first non-English-speaking artist to chart in the top 10 for five consecutive years and the highest-ranked Korean artist. The Global Artist Chart is ranked by the IFPI based on the combined global sales of physical albums, digital track downloads, audio streaming and video streaming numbers.
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