Taylor Swift Is Top Artist, Miley Cyrus’ ‘Flowers’ Is Top Song in iHeartRadio’s 2023 ‘iHeartRewind’

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Taylor Swift comes out on top once again, this time taking honors as iHeartRadio’s most popular artist of the year.

Swift leads the iHeartRewind year-end artist chart by raking in more than 2.8 billion audience impressions on iHeartRadio stations nationwide and the branded app.

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The pop superstar’s margin of victory is a sizable one; she collected 500,000 more audience impressions than second-place SZA (2.3 billion-plus), while Morgan Wallen completes the podium at No. 3 (2.1 billion-plus).

Miley Cyrus comes in at No. 5 on the Top Overall Artists 2023 Nationwide tally with 1.87 billion-plus total audience spins, though she can boast iHeartRadio’s biggest hit of the year with “Flowers.”

After dominating the Billboard Hot 100 in 2023 with an eight-week stretch at No. 1, “Flowers” leads iHeartRewind’s Overall Songs 2023 Nationwide list, ahead of “Creepin’” by Metro Boomin featuring The Weeknd & 21 Savage (1.3 billion-plus) and “Calm Down” by Rema and Selena Gomez (1.2 billion-plus), respectively.

A closer look at both charts shows a strong correlation, with Swift, Cyrus, The Weeknd, Ed Sheeran, SZA, Wallen and Metro Boomin doubling up.

The iHeartRewind crown is just one in a growing collection for Swift. On Nov. 29, she was named Spotify’s most streamed artist of 2023, pulling more than 26.1 billion streams on the platform worldwide.

And earlier in November, Swift reigned over Billboard’s 2023 year-end Top Artists chart, following her supremacy across both the Billboard 200 albums and Hot 100 songs chart.

The iHeartRewind charts are compiled using total audience spins (TAS), and its top artists and songs tallies are broken down into categories (overall, pop, country, hip-hop, alternative and R&B), and along lines of top songs/stations/podcasts by generation, season and state.

The TAS calculation is based on certified Mediabase airplay and multiplied by the number of radio listeners at the time of those spins, for a total audience impression which is the broadcast equivalent of the number of streams from a DSP.

iHeartRadio’s Top Artists & Songs 2023

Top Overall Artists 2023 Nationwide

  • Taylor Swift (2.8+ billion)

  • SZA (2.3+ billion)

  • Morgan Wallen (2.1+ billion)

  • The Weeknd (1.89+ billion)

  • Miley Cyrus (1.87+ billion)

  • Luke Combs (1.85+ billion)

  • Metro Boomin (1.4+ billion)

  • Rema & Selena Gomez (1.2+ billion)

  • Ed Sheeran (1.1+ million)

  • Post Malone (1+ billion)

Top Overall Songs 2023 Nationwide

  • “Flowers” Miley Cyrus (1.4+ billion)

  • “Creepin’” Metro Boomin featuring The Weeknd & 21 Savage (1.3+ billion)

  • “Calm Down” Rema & Selena Gomez (1.2+ billion)

  • “Die For You” The Weeknd (1.11+ billion)

  • “Kill Bill” SZA (1.1+ billion)

  • “Sure Thing” Miguel (850.6+ million)

  • “Last Night” Morgan Wallen (778.8+ million)

  • “Anti-Hero” Taylor Swift (771.5+ million)

  • “I’m Good (Blue)” David Guetta & Bebe Rexha (745.9+ million)

  • “Snooze” SZA (692.7+ million)

Top Pop Artists 2023

  • Taylor Swift

  • SZA

  • Miley Cyrus

  • The Weeknd

  • Metro Boomin

Top Pop Songs 2023

  • “Creepin’” Metro Boomin featuring The Weeknd & 21 Savage

  • “Flowers” Miley Cyrus

  • “Calm Down” Rema * Selena Gomez

  • “Kill Bill” SZA

  • “Die For You” The Weeknd

Top Country Artists 2023

  • Morgan Wallen

  • Luke Combs

  • Jason Aldean

  • Luke Bryan

  • Jordan David

Top Country Songs 2023

  • “Rock And A Hard Place” Bailey Zimmerman

  • “Thought You Should Know” Morgan Wallen

  • “Last Night” Morgan Wallen

  • “Dancin’ In The Country” Tyler Hubbard

  • “Thank God” Kane Brown & Katelyn Brown

Top Hip-Hop Artists 2023

  • SZA

  • Future

  • Drake

  • 21 Savage

  • Lil Baby

Top Hip-Hop Songs 2023

  • “Wait For U” Future featuring Drake

  • “Love You Better” Future

  • “Just Wanna Rock” Lil Uzi Vert

  • “Creepin’” Metro Boomin featuring The Weeknd & 21 Savage

  • “All My Life” Lil Durk featuring J. Cole

Top Alternative Artists 2023

  • Linkin Park

  • Red Hot Chili Peppers

  • Green Day

  • Fall Out Boy

  • Foo Fighters

Top Alternative Songs 2023

  • “Lost” Linkin Park

  • “Love From The Other Side” Fall Out Boy

  • “Sex, Drugs, Etc.” Beach Weather

  • “Sail Away” lovelytheband

  • “Rescued” Foo Fighters

Top R&B Artists 2023

  • Bruno Mars, Anderson .Paak, Silk Sonic

  • Wizkid

  • H.E.R.

  • Mary J. Blige

  • Ronald Isley

Top R&B Songs 2023

  • “Essence” Wizkid featuring Tems

  • “Damage” H.E.R.

  • “Love’s Train” Bruno Mars, Anderson .Paak, Silk Sonic

  • “Make Me Say It Again Girl” Ronald Isley, The Isley Brothers, and Beyoncé

  • “Free Mind” Tems

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