Harry Styles wins IFPI Global Single Award for ‘As It Was’

IFPI, the organization representing the global recorded music industry, has announced that Harry Styles’ “As It Was” is the winner of the 2022 IFPI Global Single Awards.

The IFPI Global Single Award honors the best-selling single of the artist worldwide across all digital formats, including paid subscription streaming, ad-supported platforms and single track downloads.

“As It Was” is Harry Styles’ first IFPI Global Single Award, but it also topped the IFPI Global Recording Artists Chart and the IFPI Global Albums Chart in 2013. It’s the 10th anniversary since he won another IFPI Award with his former band One Direction. Harry has led the UK artist’s strong performances on the latest annual charts. He’s joined up with fellow British act Glass Animals, whose sleeper hit single “Heat Waves” occupies No. 2. Elton John and Dua Lipa’s collaboration ‘Cold Heart (PNAU Remix)’ is No. 4, Ed Sheeran (Shivers #7, Bad Habits #10), Adele (Easy On Me #13), Dua Lipa’s Levitating (ft. . DaBaby) track ranked #4) #12.

Four songs were performed in the top 20 for the first time in a predominantly Spanish-language feature. Global star Bad Bunny has two appearances, with his collaborations with Cencico Corleone, Meporto Bonito, where he is at number 9, and the solo hit Titime Pregunto, where he is at number 11. Fellow Puerto Rican artist Falco debuted on the IFPI Global Singles Chart with his single Pepas charting at number 18 and Colombian star Karol G with his single PROVENZA at number 20. I went in.

The latest IFPI Global Singles Chart also highlights the reimagining and rediscovery of classic songs on the world stage. Kate Bush’s “Running Up That Hill (A Deal With God)” charted at No. and Dua Lipa’s remake of Elton John’s hit medley “Cold Heart (PNAU Remix)” ranked 4th.

IFPI Chief Executive Officer Francis Moore said: Harry won his IFPI Award for the first time as part of Wang His Direction ten years ago when his IFPI Global Recordings first launched his artist his charts. He has many music fans around the world.

“It’s great to see such a diverse mix of songs on the global singles chart this year. Every familiar track marks that record, and the company is working hard to find new ways to make such a wide range of music accessible to music fans around the world every year.”

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