British singer-songwriter Harry Styles added to his Grammy and BRIT Award triumphs on Thursday when his chart-topping hit “As It Was” won the IFPI Global Single Award for 2022, the body said. representative of the recorded music industry.
The award is given to the musical artist who recorded the world’s best-selling single of the year in all digital formats.
The synth-pop track, from Styles’ third studio album “Harry’s House,” was released in April and topped charts around the world.
Styles, who rose to fame as part of boy band One Direction, won Song of the Year at the BRIT Awards this month for the track. “Harry’s House” won album of the year both there and at the Grammys.
“Harry first received an IFPI award as part of One Direction when we first launched the IFPI Global Recording Artist Chart 10 years ago,” said Frances Moore, Managing Director of IFPI. , in a press release.
“So it’s an honor to present him with an award this year for his single ‘As It Was’ which marked the year for so many music fans around the world.”
British indie rockers Glass Animals’ “Heat Waves” came second on the IFPI chart, followed by Justin Bieber and The Kid Laroi collaboration “Stay” at No. 3.
The Top 20 also includes four songs performed primarily in Spanish for the first time, with Puerto Rican rapper and singer Bad Bunny appearing twice for his collaboration with Chencho Corleone “Me Porto Bonito” at no. 9 and his solo hit “Tití Me Preguntó” at no. 11.
Another notable showing is Kate Bush’s 1985 hit “Running Up That Hill (A Deal With God),” which enjoyed a resurgence last year thanks to Netflix’s hit show “Stranger Things.” It happened to no. 16 on the IFPI chart.