Taylor Swift leads the list of Best Selling Albums in 2022 globally
For decades the German portal Mediatraffic has made a weekly estimate and an annual estimate of the best-selling records in the world. For a few years, streaming has counted. Despite having its detractors, the list is a great preview of the official IFPI table, which can take weeks or months and ends up offering very, very similar results.
So it doesn’t seem very risky to conclude that Taylor Swift has left us the best-selling album of 2022 with ‘Midnights’, surpassing 4.6 million copies in a few weeks. With them she already points to better data than those obtained by ‘Folklore’ and ‘Evermore’.
In 2nd place is ‘Un verano sin ti’ by Bad Bunny, which without a physical edition, has achieved the equivalent of 4 million copies thanks to a monstrous streaming that has kept it at the top of the Spanish list for 6 months and also for several weeks. at number 1 on the Billboard 200.
Its data is enough to leave Harry Styles’ ‘Harry’s House’ in number 3. An album that leaked and would have appreciated a 2nd and 3rd single with half the impact of ‘As It Was’, which seems to have eaten up the entire crowd. campaign. In any case, almost 4 million copies for the member of One Direction, a hit in these times.
BTS appear at number 4, highlighting the good performance of K-pop, since Seventeen also appear in the top 7. Also noteworthy is the survival in the top 10 of records from the 2021 campaign, such as those by Olivia Rodrigo, Ed Sheeran, Morgan Wallen and Doja Cat; as well as the soundtrack of ‘Encanto’.
With almost 2.5 million units, The Weeknd is on the verge of the top 10 with the remarkable ‘Dawn FM’, present among the best albums of 2022, and almost tied with Drake’s last. At the gates of 2 million, that is, below expectations, ‘Mr Morale & The Big Steppers’ by Kendrick Lamar; and “Renaissance” by Beyoncé. Both are at least in the top 20, which is not bad.
The top 40 is truly littered with records that have already sold millions of copies in previous years, such as Dua Lipa’s ‘Future Nostalgia’, Adele’s ’30’, Harry Styles’ ‘Fine Line’, Billie Eilish’s ‘Happier than Ever’, ‘After Hours’ by The Weeknd and the compilation by the same artist, ‘Justice’ by Justin Bieber, ‘YHLQMDLG’ by Bad Bunny, ‘folklore’ by Taylor Swift, even ‘1989’ by this same artist… and so on until reaching the very ‘Rumours’ by Fleetwood Mac, which was released in 1977 and continues to occupy the top 40. Very few albums released in 2022 that we found on the list compiled by Mediatraffic.
01.Taylor Swift – Midnights 4,615,000
02.Bad Bunny – A Summer Without You 4,047,000
03.Harry Styles – Harry’s House 3,895,000
04.BTS (Bangtan Boys) – Proof 3,562,000
05.Olivia Rodrigo – Sour 3,216,000 (7,325,000 total)
06.Soundtrack – Charm 3,105,000
07.Seventeen – Face The Sun 2,901,000
08. Ed Sheeran – Equals 2,831,000 (4,524,000 total)
09.Morgan Wallen – Dangerous: The Double Album 2,825,000 (6,330,000 total)
10.Doja Cat – Planet Her 2,547,000 (4,662,000 total)