The 10 most popular music artists of 2018 so far, according to Nielsen - smartknowledge

Breaking

BANNER 728X90

Friday, August 24, 2018

The 10 most popular music artists of 2018 so far, according to Nielsen

The 10 most popular music artists of 2018 so far, according to 

drakeYouTube/Drake
Drake's "God's Plan" video.
Drake and Post Malone are in a league of their own in popular music this year, according to Nielsen's mid-year report on the music industry.
The two rappers, whose versatile music has allowed them to top charts across multiple genres, took the top two spots on Nielsen's ranking of 2018's most popular artists by total album-equivalent consumption, a metric which includes all music sales, streaming figures, and digital downloads.
Drake's Billboard No. 1 single "God's Plan" led all songs in on-demand streaming and total consumption. Post Malone's single "Psycho" came in second in both categories.
Malone's album "Beerbongs & Bentleys," released in April, beat out the original soundtrack for the film "The Greatest Showman" to lead Nielsen's list of year's most popular albums by total album-equivalent consumption.
Here are Nielsen's 10 most popular artists of 2018 so far, ranked by total album-equivalent consumption:

10. Taylor Swift

Getty
Total album-equivalent consumption: 1,068,000
Album sales: 285,000
Digital songs: 986,000
Streaming on-demand audio:1,027,226,000

9. Eminem

Getty
Total album-equivalent consumption: 1,081,000
Album sales: 302,000
Digital songs: 917,000
Streaming on-demand audio:1,031,565,000

8. The Weeknd

Rich Fury/Getty
Total album-equivalent consumption: 1,104,000
Album sales: 178,000
Digital songs: 500,000
Streaming on-demand audio:1,314,121,000

7. Kendrick Lamar

Mark Metcalfe/Getty
Total album-equivalent consumption: 1,264,000
Album sales: 228,000
Digital songs: 864,000
Streaming on-demand audio:1,424,425,000

6. Ed Sheeran

Mike Coppola/Getty
Total album-equivalent consumption: 1,267,000
Album sales: 338,000
Digital songs: 1,926,000
Streaming on-demand audio:1,103,995,000

5. J. Cole

Scott Roth/AP
Total album-equivalent consumption: 1,339,000
Album sales: 288,000
Digital songs: 303,000
Streaming on-demand audio:1,530,496,000

4. XXXTentacion

YouTube/1035 TheBeat
Total album-equivalent consumption: 1,068,000
Album sales: 285,000
Digital songs: 986,000
Streaming on-demand audio:1,027,226,000

3. Migos

Neilson Barnard/Getty
Total album-equivalent consumption: 1,470,000
Album sales: 112,000
Digital songs: 900,000
Streaming on-demand audio:1,903,032,000

2. Drake

Jack Plunkett/AP
Total album-equivalent consumption: 2,474,000
Album sales: 71,000
Digital songs: 1,999,000
Streaming on-demand audio:3,304,426,000


1. Post Malone

Rich Fury/Getty
Total album-equivalent consumption: 2,624,000
Album sales: 324,000
Digital songs: 2,030,000
Streaming on-demand audio:3,145,868,000

No comments:

Post a Comment