SEVENTEEN’s “FML” Wins IFPI Global Album Award for 2023

by Patria

SEVENTEEN’s phenomenal success continues to garner recognition as their album “FML” secures the prestigious IFPI Global Album Award for 2023. Presented by IFPI, the organization representing the recorded music industry worldwide, this accolade is bestowed upon the artist whose album ranks #1 in the IFPI Global Album Chart, a reflection of the album’s worldwide sales across streaming, download, and physical music formats throughout the calendar year.

K-Pop sensation SEVENTEEN clinched the top spot on the 2023 Chart with their album “FML,” marking their inaugural IFPI Global Charts Award win. Released in April 2023, “FML” shattered records as the most pre-ordered album in K-Pop history. Its debut at #1 in South Korea, coupled with reaching #1 in Japan and achieving Top 5 status in France and the US, underscored SEVENTEEN’s global appeal. Furthermore, the group’s follow-up album, “SEVENTEENTH HEAVEN,” released in October, made a notable impact by securing the #8 position in the IFPI Global Album Chart.

South Korean acts dominated the IFPI Global Album Chart, with five of the Top 10 albums, marking the strongest showing for K-Pop in Global Charts history. Notable mentions include Stray Kids, whose albums “5-STAR” (#2) and “ROCK-STAR” (#9) both entered the Top 10. Additionally, NCT DREAM made a noteworthy debut on the Global Charts with “ISTJ” claiming the #6 spot. Debut appearances by K-Pop acts ZEROBASEONE and IVE, at #18 and #20 respectively, further underscored the genre’s global impact. Moreover, Jung Kook, following the immense success of BTS, secured his first solo appearance on the IFPI Global Album Chart with “GOLDEN” reaching #14.

IFPI Global Recording Artist of the Year, Taylor Swift, enjoyed a dual presence in the Top 10 with her albums “Midnights” (#4) and “1989 (Taylor’s Version)” (#5), the latter released in October 2023.

North American acts rounded out the Top 10, securing five spots in the full Top 20. Morgan Wallen’s “One Thing At A Time” claimed the #3 position, while SZA’s “SOS” (#7) and Travis Scott’s “UTOPIA” (#10) marked their debut appearances in the IFPI Global Album Chart, further exemplifying the diverse range of musical talent showcased in the global music industry.

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