BTS were named the 2020 IFPI Global Recording Artist of the Year, an annual honor that recognizes an act’s worldwide popularity across streaming and sales, including vinyl, downloads and CDs. But which of the IFPI’s Top 10 Global Recording Artists is your favorite?
The K-pop boy band set a benchmark by becoming the first award-winning act to perform primarily in a language other than English as well as the first South Korean and first Asian act to take the title.
Taylor Swift comes in second after winning the top accolade in 2014 and 2019, with 2016 and 2018 champion Drake in the third slot. More U.S. and Canadian acts such as The Weeknd (No. 4) and Billie Eilish (No. 5) flood the top 10. Juice WRLD is the only act who appears posthumously on the list, where he’s ranked at No. 9.
So which of these top-ranking international artists is your personal No. 1? Vote below!