From greatest performer to celeb fall of the 12 months – we round-up the very best and worst moments of 2023


WE have picked the very best (and the worst) moments of 2023 for Biz on Sunday’s annual awards.

From Taylor Swift’s epic tour to Maya Jama getting again together with her ex, there was no scarcity of sparkle and shock . . .

It's no surprise that Taylor Swift has come out on top this year after smashing industry records


It is no shock that Taylor Swift has come out on high this 12 months after smashing trade dataCredit score: Getty


Taylor Swift

SHE has the highest-grossing music tour in historical past after surpassing an eye-watering $1billion (£790million) in income.

So it’s no marvel that Taylor Swift is our performer of the 12 months after wowing the globe with her Eras Tour.

With a 44-song setlist, 12 gorgeous costumes costing a complete of £50,000, a military of dancers, tight choreography and pyrotechnics, the Shake It Off hitmaker is actually the best feminine pop star of all time.


Maya Jama and Stormzy

Stormzy and Maya Jama got back together after four years


Stormzy and Maya Jama obtained again collectively after 4 yearsCredit score: Rex Options
The couple originally split up in 2019


The couple initially cut up up in 2019Credit score: Instagram
But the rapper admitted he had made a mistake in letting Love Island host Maya go


However the rapper admitted he had made a mistake in letting Love Island host Maya goCredit score: Instagram

IF anybody might make getting again together with your ex acceptable, it was Maya Jama and Stormzy.

The couple confirmed they’d reunited after they have been noticed holding fingers throughout a secret getaway to Greece in August.

It got here after they cut up in 2019 following a four-year romance, with the rapper later admitting he had made a mistake in letting Love Island host Maya go.


Claudia Winkleman

Claudia Winkleman kept us hooked with The Traitors


Claudia Winkleman stored us hooked with The TraitorsCredit score: Equipped

REALITY TV doesn’t get higher than 22 strangers taking part in thoughts video games in a distant Scottish fortress to win £120,000.

However The Traitors, fronted by Claudia Winkleman on BBC One, had us hooked.

Even higher, the second collection – which guarantees much more drama and deceit – premieres on January 3.

That’s the post-Christmas stoop sorted.


Lewis Capaldi

Lewis Capaldi can count on us at Biz on Sunday after taking a break from performing to focus on his mental health


Lewis Capaldi can depend on us at Biz on Sunday after taking a break from performing to deal with his psychological well beingCredit score: Getty

WHEN it involves celebs sporting their coronary heart on their sleeve, nobody comes near Lewis Capaldi.

The Scottish hitmaker introduced throughout his set at Glastonbury in June that he was taking a break from performing, to deal with his psychological well being. 

“Once I do come again and once I do see you, I hope you might be all nonetheless up for watching us and singing songs with us,” he stated, preventing again tears.

You’ll be able to depend on us, Lewis.


Ladies Aloud

Girls Aloud sensationally announced their comeback in November this year


Ladies Aloud sensationally introduced their comeback in November this 12 monthsCredit score: Adam Klein

CHRISTMAS got here early when Ladies Aloud introduced their comeback in November – two years after the tragic loss of life of their bandmate Sarah Harding.

Cheryl Tweedy, Kimberley Walsh, Nadine Coyle and Nicola Roberts are kicking off their UK and Eire tour at Dublin’s 3Arena on Could 18.

And it appears that evidently Cheryl is consuming her phrases after a now-viral clip resurfaced from 2006 of her speaking about the way forward for the band.

“There’ll be no reunions although. Might you think about? A 30-odd-year-old singing, ‘I’m only a love machine’?

“Nah, no thanks.”



What a moment to see Beyonce joined on stage by daughter Blue Ivy


What a second to see Beyonce joined on stage by daughter Blue IvyCredit score: Getty

WHEN your mum is Beyonce, it’s no marvel that 11-year-old Blue Ivy had the arrogance to bop in entrance of hundreds on stage in the course of the Renaissance World Tour.

Blue wowed followers together with her routines to her mum’s tracks My Energy and Black Parade.

And Beyonce revealed her daughter solely labored more durable when she noticed adverse feedback from nasty trolls on-line.

With that perspective, it seems like Blue might be one to look at.


Phillip Schofield

Once the king of ITV, former This Morning host Phillip Schofield rocked Britain with news of his 'on-off relationship with a younger male colleague'


As soon as the king of ITV, former This Morning host Phillip Schofield rocked Britain with information of his ‘on-off relationship with a youthful male colleague’Credit score: Louis Wooden – Commissioned by The Solar

ONCE he was the king of ITV, so nobody might have anticipated the autumn from grace of Phillip Schofield, which has performed out this 12 months.

The presenter sensationally give up This Morning in Could after greater than 20 years earlier than releasing a press release admitting to an “on-off relationship with a youthful male colleague”.

In a sit-down chat with The Solar, he stated: “I’m sorry. And I’ll without end be sorry. I’ll die sorry. I’m so deeply mortified.”



Madonna reigned over London's O2 as she kicked off her Celebration Tour in October


Madonna reigned over London’s O2 as she kicked off her Celebration Tour in OctoberCredit score: Kevin Mazur / WireImage for Stay Nation / PA Wire

MADONNA reigned over London’s O2 as she kicked off her Celebration Tour in October.

It got here three months after the singing nice was in intensive care when she was discovered unresponsive on account of a severe bacterial an infection.

And in true Madge type, she defied her 65 years as she pulled off choreography and belted out hits and from throughout 4 many years – together with Like A Virgin, Into The Groove and Celebration.

Talking to the 20,000 followers, Madonna stated: “Let me whisper in your ear, an invite to the dance of life.”


2023 was a big year for Kylie


2023 was an enormous 12 months for KylieCredit score: Equipped
  1. 1989 (Taylor’s Model) – Taylor Swift
  2. Stress – Kylie
  3. This Is Why – Paramore
  4. Guts – Olivia Rodrigo
  5. Damaged By Need To Be Heavenly Despatched – Lewis Capaldi


  1. Padam Padam – Kylie
  2. Lovin On Me – Jack Harlow
  3. Prada – Casso, Raye and D-Block Europe
  4. Vampire – Olivia Rodrigo
  5. Flowers – Miley Cyrus


The Barbie film was one of 2023's biggest pieces of pop culture


The Barbie movie was certainly one of 2023’s greatest items of popular cultureCredit score: Alamy
  1. Barbie (Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling)
  2. Oppenheimer (Cillian Murphy)
  3. The Little Mermaid (Halle Bailey)
  4. Renaissance: A Movie By Beyoncé
  5. Mission: Unimaginable – Lifeless Reckoning Half One (Tom Cruise)


BBC One's Happy Valley deserves top spot on our list


BBC One’s Completely satisfied Valley deserves high spot on our checklistCredit score: BBC
  1. Completely satisfied Valley – BBC One
  2. The Crown – Netflix
  3. Our bodies – Netflix
  4. Unforgotten – ITV
  5. Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story – Netflix


DUA LIPA added one other string to her bow this 12 months when she starred in hit film Barbie.

However the singer/songwriter has confirmed she is sticking to tracks as an alternative of takes and concentrating on music subsequent 12 months.

Levitating singer Dua Lipa seems to always have bigger and bigger plans


Levitating singer Dua Lipa appears to at all times have larger and larger plansCredit score: Getty

The Houdini hitmaker performed Mermaid Barbie in Greta Gerwig’s flick and followers will see her star alongside Henry Cavill when the motion thriller Argylle hits cinemas in February.

In an unique chat, Dua stated: “I feel for now, music’s my primary precedence. I’m diving head first into my new album.

“I’ve had the very best, most unbelievable expertise engaged on each Barbie and Argylle.

“I’m excited for everybody to see Argylle. When it comes to what position is subsequent, I don’t know. We’ll simply see.”

She added: “I’m grateful for with the ability to have my passion as my job and with the ability to try this on daily basis.”

Her observe Dance The Night time from the Barbie soundtrack is in competition for Greatest Track on the Golden Globes subsequent month.

Requested how she would really feel to just accept the award, she stated: “It could simply imply a lot to only be nominated by my friends and individuals who I look as much as and to be part of it.

“Truthfully, I’m simply so completely happy to be part of this, to see the music being acquired so effectively.”

However Dua revealed that Dance The Night time might be her final disco-inspired observe for some time, as she gears as much as launch her third document subsequent 12 months.

Of her new music, she stated: “It’s extra psychedelic and dance and much more organic-sounding. I feel I used to be actually impressed by being on tour for thus lengthy.

“I wished to have that vitality. That’s the place I’m heading.”

Dua spoke at The Hollywood Reporter’s 2023 Girls In Leisure breakfast gala, the place Adele acquired the celebrated Sherry Lansing Management Award.

Dua stated of Adele: “She’s obtained probably the most unbelievable voice and her lyrics have at all times been very touching to me. She’s someone I’ve at all times regarded as much as.

“I’m at all times fanning over Adele.”

Maybe 2024 has an unbelievable collaboration on the playing cards . . . 


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