5 Most Successful Album Releases of 2023

Olivia Rodrigo at the 2022 Met Gala
Olivia Rodrigo at the 2022 Met Gala. Photo by John Nacion/NurPhoto/Shutterstock (12924556ns)

2023 has been a dynamic year for the music industry. We’ve seen albums that have not only topped charts but also made history. Here are the five most successful album releases of 2023, based on their performance on the top charts. 

Taylor Swift: 1989 (Taylor’s Version)

Taylor Swift’s Taylor’s Version album not only marked her 13th No. 1 album but also set several records. Most notably, it became the most successful debut for any “Taylor’s Version” album. 

Morgan Wallen: One Thing at a Time

Country music star Morgan Wallen’s album achieved a remarkable 16 weeks at No. 1., a testament to its widespread appeal and Wallen’s growing influence. 

Travis Scott: Utopia

Travis Scott’s album not only secured four weeks at the top of the charts but also recorded the biggest week of the year to date for a hip-hop album. 

Rod Wave: Nostalgia

Rod Wave is the only artist besides Taylor Swift to have a new album top the chart in each of the last three years. He’s proven without a doubt his consistent ability to connect with listeners.

Olivia Rodrigo: Guts

Olivia Rodrigo’s sophomore effort debuted at number one, making her the first woman since Ariana Grande to debut on top with her first two chart entries.