My Deezer Year 2023: Taylor Swift and The Weeknd were the most successful artists worldwide

Dive into this year’s streaming data to discover the top global artists and who to watch for in 2024. As usual, you will of course get a personal My Deezer Year experience, tailor-made just for you.

Paris, November 28, 2023 – It’s that time of the year again when we all look forward to discovering the artists and songs that have been streamed the most and, more importantly, what music is on our personal top lists. It’s time for My Deezer Year 2023. 

And what a music year it has been! In 2023, we saw the release of long-awaited albums by Miley Cyrus, Bad Bunny, boygenius and Lana Del Rey. “Barbie – The Album” delivered a flurry of featured artists. Taylor Swift made us happy by releasing several new albums in 2023, and after nearly two decades, a brand new Rolling Stones album finally dropped. Olivia Rodrigo delivered her anticipated second album and we saw exciting EPs from Ice Spice and NewJeans make waves. And nearly five years after his last album, Travis Scott released his eagerly awaited fourth album. 

The list of musical highlights from the year seems never-ending. No wonder the average streaming time on Deezer is 88:39h per user per year!

Let’s dive into the streaming numbers for 2023! 

My Deezer Year 2023

In 2023, The Weeknd was the most streamed artist on Deezer worldwide for the very first time – after spending most of the recent years in second place. He is followed closely by Taylor Swift, the most streamed female artist globally. 



  1. The Weeknd
  2. Taylor Swift
  3. Imagine Dragons
  4. David Guetta
  5. Ed Sheeran

Pop continues to be the most streamed genre worldwide, with our Top 5 Most Streamed Artists worldwide unleashing a firework display of pop songs throughout the year. Miley Cyrus leads the Top 5 with her breakup song “Flowers”, Harry Styles’ “As It Was” made it to the second spot. No surprises there! 



  1. Miley Cyrus – Flowers
  2. Harry Styles – As It Was
  3. Tom Odell – Another Love
  4. David Guetta x Bebe Rexha – I’m Good (Blue)
  5. Beyoncé – CUFF IT

Another category where a female artist takes the lead is the most popular album of the year. Beyoncé’s “RENAISSANCE” is the most streamed album on Deezer in 2023. She’s joined by SZA on the top 5, alongside all-time favorites like Harry Styles and Bad Bunny. 



  1. Beyoncé – RENAISSANCE
  2. Metro Boomin – HEROES & VILAINS
  3. Bad Bunny – Un Verano Sin Ti
  4. Harry Styles – Harry’s House
  5. SZA – SOS

In 2023, Taylor Swift was one of the most successful female artists on Deezer. Her two re-recordings, “Speak Now (Taylor’s Version)” and “1989 (Taylor’s Version)”, both made it onto the list of albums that have been streamed the most within the first 24 hours of their release. 



  1. Travis Scott – UTOPIA
  2. Taylor Swift – 1989 (Taylor’s Version)
  3. Drake – For All The Dogs
  4. Bad Bunny – Nadie Sabe Lo Que Va A Pasar Mañana
  5. Taylor Swift – Speak Now (Taylor’s Version)

Want to upgrade your playlists with the latest and freshest artists? Let Deezer’s content team serve you with the artists you shouldn’t miss in 2024. 



  1. Kenya Grace
  2. Isabel La Rosa
  3. Young Miko
  4. Nia Archives
  5. Khaid

Launched less than a year ago, music quizzes on Deezer have quickly become a favorite activity among music fans. The top quiz worldwide is Movies & TV Themes, with the most correctly guessed song being “Let It Go” by Idina Menzel. Makes sense, since most of us probably  came across that song at one point throughout the last 10 years. 



  1. Movies & TV Themes
  2. TikTok Hits
  3. One Hit Wonders
  4. Disney
  5. Late Night Party Hits

Looking for the official global and local top playlists? All of them can be found in the My Deezer Year channel.

Your My Deezer Year experience

The My Deezer Year in-App experience is all about you! Music is the key to the soul, and My Deezer Year is the perfect opportunity to discover yourself and how you lived the music in 2023. 

This year’s My Deezer Year will take you on a tarot-inspired journey, where you discover the songs and artists you liked the most and get a glimpse into your musical future. The cards will also uncover your preferred genre, the number of artists you discovered in 2023 and much more. Not enough? Enjoy your personal music quiz based on your top tracks or get personalized concert recommendations, tailored just for you. 

Did you surpass the global average of 112 new artists our users discovered? Did you exceed the average 519 songs our users listened to this year? Only the cards will tell. 

Beyond insights into your top tracks, listening hours, and favorite artists, you’ll also unveil intriguing information about your musical self that you never knew you needed! And as a special highlight, there will be rare cards based on extraordinary listening habits (a special treat for the superfans who can’t stay away from the repeat button!) throughout your My Deezer Year experience. 

So what are you waiting for? Discover your own My Deezer Year experience on the Homepage and Explore tabs. 

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