3 Canadians in IFPI’s Top 10 of 2015

ifpi logoInternational music trade organization IFPI has announced the 10 most successful recording artists of 2015 in countries that track music consumption, and the list includes three Canadians: Justin Bieber #4, Drake #9, and The Weeknd #10. The recipient of 2015’s Global Recording Artist of the Year award is the UK’s Adele. The global recording artist of 2014 was Taylor Swift and 2013 was One Direction.

Measurements to rank the Top 10 in the IFPI’s own words:

The independently verified Global Recording Artist chart includes sales of albums – across digital, CD and vinyl formats; singles, both downloaded and physical; on-demand audio streams and music videos across the calendar year. The chart includes all the music of each artist featured, not just one track or album. It uses track and album equivalents to combine measurements of downloads, physical sales and streams.

The Top 10:

1. Adele
2. Ed Sheeran
3. Taylor Swift
4. Justin Bieber
5. One Direction
6. Coldplay
7. Maroon 5
8. Sam Smith
9. Drake
10. The Weeknd