Monday, April 15, 2024

Taylor Swift Sells Albums, But Doesn’t Stream Singles: Here’s the Top 50 for 2023, Starting with Morgan Wallen


Taylor Swift may have sold a million albums this year. She’s an album machine.

But when it comes to streaming, Taylor didn’t make the top 10, according to Her songs are scattered through the top 50 chart, but they aren’t on a pair with some other acts.

Morgan Wallen was number 1 in streaming with the song, “Last Night.” It had over 963 million streams. Wallen also had the number 9 song with “You Proof,” at over 488 million. Wallen has been forgiven by the country crowd for being caught using the N word on video tape. I prefer Sturgill Simpson.

Wallen also had three more on the top 50. Taylor had four altogether, but none in the top 50.

SZA was number 2 with “Kill Bill,” and number 7 with “Snoose.” Miley Cyrus was number 3 with “Flowers.” The top 5 is rounded out by Zach Bryan, and The Weeknd with Ariana Grande.

Just based on these numbers, it feels like SZA is headed for Album of the Year at the Grammys, “Flowers” will be Best Record, and Taylor will get Best Song for “Anti-Hero.”

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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