2016 was a great year for Drake and he received many accolades. We are now well into the beginning of 2017 and they keep rolling in as he has now been named IFPI’s Global Recording Artist Of The Year.
IFPI which is known for being “the voice of the recording industry worldwide“, took to their website to make the announcement. Drake was the worlds best selling recording artist of 2016 and he is one of only four artists to ever receive this award. According to IFPI:
Drake is the fourth recipient of the IFPI Global Recording Artist of the Year Award, the unique and authoritative accolade that reflects an artist’s worldwide success across physical and digital formats, including downloads and streams.
IFPI chief executive Frances Moore said: “I’m delighted to be able to honour Drake as the IFPI Global Recording Artist 2016. Drake’s phenomenal success reflects how deeply his unique sound appeals to an enormous global audience. The Global Top 10 list features a number of amazing artists, and the variety and vibrancy of their art speaks volumes about the exciting state of music today.”
Drake received the top global recording artist award, but IFPI also named the nine other artists who make up the top 10. “This is the first and only ranking to accurately capture the global sales of artists’ music across streaming channels, as well as sales of digital and physical albums, and digital and physical singles”, states IFPI.
Check out the lists of artists below. Congrats to Drake!
2. David Bowie
5. Justin Bieber
6. Twenty One Pilots
10. The Weeknd