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23 Billboard Chart Feats for 2023: Taylor Swift, SZA, Peso Pluma & More

A look at chart highlights from January through December.

Both newcomers and veterans alike took turns in the coveted spotlight on Billboard’s charts this year, encompassing a wide variety of genres.

Among rookies, Peso Pluma combined with Eslabon Armado to make “Ella Baila Sola” the first regional Mexican top 10 in the Billboard Hot 100’s 65-year history, while Kenya Grace became the first woman to solely write, produce and perform a Hot Dance/Electronic Songs No. 1 thanks to her breakthrough single “Strangers.”

Established acts maintained the chart dominance in 2023, as, notably, BTS upped its count to a record seven No. 1 songs on the Billboard Global 200; Taylor Swift extended her record for the most Billboard 200 leaders among women, among other honors for the No. 1 act on the year’s Top Artists chart; and SZA’s “Kill Bill” ruled the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart for an unprecedented 21 weeks.

Plus, acts with even deeper histories on Billboard’s charts added new chapters to their legacies. The Beatles returned with “Now and Then,” their 35th Hot 100 top 10, extending their record for the most such hits among groups, and breaking the mark for the longest span of top 10s, excluding holiday hits; Brenda Lee ended a 65-year odyssey to No. 1 on the Hot 100 with “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree”; and U2, with its latest single, “Atomic City,” furthered its lead for the most hits to date on the Alternative Airplay chart.

Ahead of surely more history to be made in the new year, browse a recap below of 23 of the biggest Billboard chart accolades achieved in 2023.

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