Marie Gicquel, edited by Philippe Folgado // Photo credit: Valery HACHE / AFP 10:15 a.m., November 29, 2023

The end of the year is approaching, and so is the Advent calendar! But for the music industry, it's time to take stock. The French streaming platform Deezer publishes the artists who have rocked our ears the most 2023. Will Canadian artist The Weeknd retain the No. 1 spot he earned last year?

No surprises, nor a sensational entry in the 2023 ranking of the most listened to artists on the French music streaming platform Deezer. Like last year, it was Canadian artist The Weeknd who dominated the rankings. He marked the minds of the French this summer with two exceptional shows at the Stade de France.

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Presenting the #MyDeezerYear top artists world wide for 2023:

#1 @theweeknd
#2 @taylorswift13
#3 @Imaginedragons
#4 @davidguetta

— Deezer (@Deezer) November 28, 2023

Taylor Swift, the most listened to female artist of 2023

In second place is country pop singer Taylor Swift. 2023 is Taylor Swift's year: record album sales and concert tickets. Even American universities dedicate a course to it.

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The summer was rosy with the movie "Barbie" and its tangy soundtrack, which was also very downloaded. While the start of the new season was Rock'n Roll with the return of the legendary band: the Rolling Stones. Finally, on the French side, he was already the most listened to artist in 2022: the rapper Jul retains the first place in the ranking.