Taylor Swift, Cardi B, Ariana Grande prime Billboard year-end charts | The Music Universe

Drake Reigns Supreme on Top Artists Ranking

Billboard has unveiled its full record year-end music charts for 2018, together with Top Artist, Top New Artist, Hot 100 Songs and Billboard 200 Albums, that includes Drake, Taylor Swift, Cardi B, Ariana Grande, Camila Cabello and extra. Canadian singer-rapper Drake dominated the charts this yr, main the year-end Top Artists rating with the success his Billboard 200-topping album Scorpion and its many hit singles on the weekly Billboard Hot 100 chart, together with the No. 1 Billboard Hot 100 track the yr, “God’s Plan.” Drake is the primary rap act to be the general Top Artist the yr since 50 Cent in 2005, and simply the third rap artist to ever lead the class, after 50 Cent and Nelly.

Following a male-dominated 2017, wherein males swept your entire prime ten, feminine artists took heart stage as three ladies completed within the prime ten on the Top Artists tally. Taylor Swift — the yr’s prime feminine artist — is the best rating lady on the general Top Artists tally at No. four, joined by the yr’s prime new artist, Cardi B, at No. 5, Camila Cabello at No. 10, Ariana Grande (No. 14), Dua Lipa (No. 19) and Halsey (No. 20).

“The year-end Billboard charts spotlight the breadth genres that resonated with music followers in 2018,” says Silvio Pietroluongo, Billboard’s SVP Charts and Data Development. “The Billboard charts are essentially the most well-respected and complete rankings in music and have helped outline musical careers for practically 80 years. In 2018, established celebrity acts continued their dominance and new acts like Cardi B, Dua Lipa and Okay-pop group BTS burst onto the scene.”

Billboard’s year-end music recaps are based mostly on chart efficiency on Billboard’s charts dated December 2, 2017 to November 17, 2018. The year-end Top Artists class ranks the best-performing acts the yr based mostly on exercise on the Billboard 200 albums tally and the Billboard Hot 100 Songs record, in addition to streaming, social media and Billboard Boxscore knowledge. Data registered earlier than or after a title’s chart run just isn’t thought of in these standings. That methodology element, and the December-to-November time interval, account for some the variations between these lists and the calendar-year recaps which can be independently compiled by Nielsen Music.

Please see beneath for a full Year-End breakdown the next Billboard charts: Top Artists, Hot 100 Songs Billboard 200 Albums, and Top New Artists:

Top Artists

  • Drake
  • Post Malone
  • Ed Sheeran
  • Taylor Swift
  • Cardi B
  • XXXTentacion
  • Imagine Dragons
  • BTS
  • Bruno Mars
  • Camila Cabello

Billboard Hot 100 Songs

  • “God’s Plan,” Drake
  • “Perfect,” Ed Sheeran
  • “Meant to Be,” Bebe Rexha & Florida Georgia Line
  • “Havana,” Camila Cabello Featuring Young Thug
  • “Rockstar,” Post Malone Featuring 21 Savage
  • “Psycho,” Post Malone Featuring Ty Dolla $ign
  • “I Like It,” Cardi B, Bad Bunny & J Balvin
  • “The Middle,” Zedd, Maren Morris & Grey
  • “In My Feelings,” Drake
  • “Girls Like You,” Maroon 5 Featuring Cardi B

Billboard 200 Albums

  • Reputation, Taylor Swift
  • Scorpion, Drake
  • beerbongs & bentleys, Post Malone
  • The Greatest Showman Soundtrack
  • ÷ (Divide), Ed Sheeran
  • Invasion Privacy, Cardi B
  • Astroworld, Travis Scott
  • Stoney, Post Malone
  • ?, XXXTentacion
  • Culture II, Migos

Top New Artists

  • Cardi B
  • XXXTentacion
  • Juice WRLD
  • Dua Lipa
  • 6ix9ine