Best Music Artists of 2018


The Top Ten

1 Jackie Evancho Jackie Evancho Jacqueline Marie "Jackie" Evancho (born April 9, 2000) is an American classical crossover singer who gained wide recognition at an early age and, since 2009, has issued an EP and seven albums, including a platinum and gold album and three Billboard 200 top 10 debuts. Evancho's 2017 album, Two Hearts, more.

Jackie Evancho is one of my favorite artists, she is such a good singer.

Just keeps getting better and better.

She is really great.

People travel from all over the world just to experience Jackie Evancho sing in concert. There is positively no one else who can be considered the best music artist.

2 Eminem Eminem Eminem, born Marshall Bruce Mathers III, is an American rapper, actor and music producer born on October 17, 1972 in St. Joseph, Missouri. Eminem has sold over 300 million records making him the bestselling hip-hop artist of all time. In addition to his solo career, he is a member of D12 and (with Royce more.

The robot

Eminem saved all of a near-damned genre with 45min 50secs!

Should be number 1. My Favorite Rapper - vettel7

He is the most amazing, most inspirational, most truth telling, artist! Eminem is legendary, no one will ever be like him! They might want to be like Eminem but they will never step up to the finish line! Eminem speaks nothing but the truth, that's why he is an will be a legend!

3 Ed Sheeran Ed Sheeran Edward Christopher "Ed" Sheeran is an English singer-songwriter and musician. He was born in Hebden Bridge in Yorkshire and raised in Framlingham, Suffolk.

The goat

I hate this dude's music (there are a few exceptions such as "Don't" and "Sing". - PhoenixAura81

Shape of You. Perfect. Galway Girl. Bibia Be Ye Ye. Nancy Mulligan. In what world is this considered #1 - Midevilnight


4 Imagine Dragons Imagine Dragons Imagine Dragons is an American pop rock band from Las Vegas, Nevada. Imagine Dragons' lineup consists of lead vocalist Dan Reynolds, guitarist Wayne Sermon, bassist Ben McKee, and drummer Daniel Platzman.

Why do people want to shoot themselves when they hear the song thunder?

My favourite band ever, a bunch of my favourite songs are theirs, even though I don't like "Thunder".

Other than Thunder, their songs are really good, especially Whatever It Takes. - allamassal

They still continue to impress me, I didn't even find Next To Me or Born To Be Yours that bad at all - StarlightSpanks

5 Bruno Mars Bruno Mars Peter Gene Hernandez, professionally known by his stage name Bruno Mars, is an American singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, and choreographer. more.

BA Baa BOooom Ba aa Ba. Ba boom - Carly19781

At this point, "finesse" is played out. It was good over a year ago, but now I'm tired of it. All he did was get one of the worst rappers in the game to rap on a song that was cool over a year ago. - DaWyteNight

I would like him more if the radio didn't constantly play his music. - shiftaltkey

Finesse is one of the best songs in 2018 so far!

6 Twenty One Pilots Twenty One Pilots Twenty One Pilots is an American musical duo that originates from Columbus, Ohio. Currently there are two members. The lead singer, Tyler Joseph, and the drummer, Josh Dun. At the 2016 American Music Awards, they won two AMAs for Favorite Pop/Rock Artist, and Favorite Alternative Artist. Twenty One more.

Top for the win

East is Up!

Trench is goood

7 Maroon 5 Maroon 5 Maroon 5 is an American pop rock band that originated in Los Angeles, California. Before the current group was established, the original four members, Adam Levine, Jesse Carmichael Mickey Madden and Ryan Dusick, formed a band known as Kara's Flowers in 1994, while they were still in high school.

Old Maroon 5 is Better than New Maroon 5. But Maroon 5 is worst. - vettel7

No, just no. The old version of them was pretty decent but now? Hell no
Wait is just a generic pop hit and Girls Like You is lazy in every way - StarlightSpanks

Their newer stuff is somewhat bland compared to their older songs, but at least songs like Wait and Girls Like You are very catchy (but not annoyingly catchy). - allamassal

Though I like their older songs more, I still think that their new songs are good. I honestly think they need to be higher than Taylor Swift. - TheFourthWorld

8 Judas Priest Judas Priest Judas Priest are a British heavy metal band that formed in Birmingham, England, in 1969. They are often referred to as one of the greatest metal bands of all time, and are even commonly called “The Metal Gods”, after one of the songs on their 1980 album “British Steel”. more.

They still make music? That's Awesome!

Firepower is gonna be way better than Redeemer of Souls. - SoldierOfFortune

They’re a really good metal band!

Best artist on here by far, Taylor Swift is really going downhill and I don’t even like her old stuff.

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9 Paul McCartney Paul McCartney Sir James Paul McCartney is an English singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and composer . With John Lennon, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr, he gained worldwide fame with the rock band the Beatles, one of the most popular and influential groups in the history of pop and rock music .

As long as he is alive, he automatically wins.

10 Halsey Halsey Ashley Nicolette Frangipane, known by her stage name Halsey, is an American singer and songwriter. She was born on September 29, 1994 in New Jersey. She started her career by releasing songs on SoundCloud, and now she is a well-known pop singer with hits like Bad at Love, and Now or Never. She had originated more.

I don't really like Without Me for some reason. - Userguy44

Halsey has a great voice and amazing songs. Bad At Love and Him & I are 2 of my favorite songs. - allamassal

Love Her! - ml10395

Why is she behind Paul McCartney he hasn’t had a hit in 3 years - PintyZopeyJr

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The Contenders

11 Coldplay Coldplay Coldplay are a British rock band formed in 1996. The band consists of Chris Martin (lead vocalist and pianist), Jonny Buckland (lead guitarist), Guy Berryman (bassist) and Will Champion (drummer and backing vocalist). Manager Phil Harvey is often considered an unofficial fifth member. The band renamed more.

Totally sold out and exposed themselves as the fake ass jocks they are.

They sold out so no. - Userguy44

12 Mike Shinoda Mike Shinoda Michael Kenji "Mike" Shinoda (born 11 February 1977) is an American musician, rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer, graphic designer, manager and film composer. He co-founded Linkin Park in 1996 and is the band's rhythm guitarist, primary songwriter, keyboardist, producer, and co-lead vocalist. more.


13 Breaking Benjamin Breaking Benjamin Breaking Benjamin is a American post-grunge/alternative metal band formed in 1998. The bands members all changed in the time between 2010 to 2014, with the exception of Ben Burnley (Vocals). The Ex-Members included Chad Szeliga (Drums), Aaron Fink (Guitar) and Mark Klepaspi (Bass). more.
14 XXXTentacion XXXTentacion Jahseh Dwayne Onfroy (January 23, 1998 - June 18, 2018), known professionally as XXXTentacion, and often referred to as X, was an American rapper, singer and songwriter.

More like dead, go cry somewhere else

X, one of the talented artists of all time, deserves to be at least top 3 for this year.

He was a genius he figured out the system and he beat it

Beautiful Music

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16 Justin Timberlake Justin Timberlake Justin Randall Timberlake is an American singer-songwriter, actor, dancer, and record producer. Born and raised in Tennessee, he appeared on the television shows Star Search and The All-New Mickey Mouse Club as a child.

What even is that photo lol - StarlightSpanks

ew puke

17 Slipknot Slipknot Slipknot is an American Heavy Metal band formed in 1995 from Iowa. The band is best known as one of the pioneers of the New Wave of American Heavy Metal during the late 1990s - 2000s and are distinguishable by the band's clothing choices, consisting of black/red jumpsuits and horror inspired masks. more.

I love everything about this group,

I'm pretty sure Slipknot is releasing their sixth album in 2019, although a single in 2018 isn't entirely impossible. Also, this may be Shawn Crahan's last material with the band. - CrimsonShark

18 Taylor Swift Taylor Swift Taylor Alison Swift is an American singer-songwriter. She was born on December 13, 1989 in Reading, Pennsylvania. She is best known for writing break up songs and for having more than 5 Grammys. She became interested in country music when she was around 9 years old and after watching a documentary about more.

She is the best songwriter.
Her music is phenomenal

How is reputation the highest selling album of this era? Does everyone want more negativity? More insulting messages? More immoral stuff? What is going on? - LightningStrike

She's always the best

Get this cry baby off the list - LightningStrike

19 Phonte Phonte Phonte Lyshod Coleman, better known as Phonte, is an American rapper, formerly of the now defunct North Carolina trio Little Brother and one-half of the duo The Foreign Exchange.

Definitely should be higher than taylor swift - DaWyteNight

20 Zayn Malik Zayn Malik Zain Javadd Malik, born on 12 January 1993, who records mononymously as ZAYN, is a British singer and songwriter. Born and raised in Bradford, ZAYN aspired to pursue a career in music from a young age leading him to audition as a solo artist for the British reality television music competition The X more.

His fanbase is full of horny girls but his music is actually lowkey lit though

Zayn is dead but out of these options I sort of prefer him

21 Parquet Courts Parquet Courts

They're awesome. Political messages, catchy beats, and yes the genre is indie rock - LightningStrike

22 Selena Gomez Selena Gomez Selena Marie Gomez is an American actress and singer. She is best known for songs like "Come & Get It", "Good For You", "Same Old Love", and "Naturally". Selena Gomez's voice is mezzo-soprano but she usually sings in alto. She is best known for her role as Alex Russo in Wizards of Waverly Place.

Calling her a "musician" is a pretty big stretch.

All she does nowadays is try to prove to everyone how much of an adult she is because she wants to rid herself of her Disney image. But she does this just by talking about how she wants to have sex with just about everyone. - shiftaltkey


23 Logic Logic Born on January 22, 1990, in Gaithersburg, Maryland. Sir Robert Bryson Hall II, better known as Logic, is one of the most influential artists in the rap game today, with amazing lyricism and flow. Logic first gained major fame through making 2013's edition of the XXL Top-10 Freshmen List, and has easily more.
24 J. Cole J. Cole Jermaine Lamarr Cole, better known by his stage name J. Cole, is an American hip hop recording artist and record producer.
25 Josh Groban Josh Groban Joshua Winslow "Josh" Groban is an American singer, songwriter, actor, and record producer. His first four solo albums have been certified multi-platinum, and he was charted in 2007 as the number-one best selling artist in the United States, with over 22.3 million records.
26 Jonathan Davis Jonathan Davis Jonathan Howsmon Davis, also known as JD and JDevil, is an American musician best known as the leading vocalist and frontman of the nu metal band Korn.
27 Khalid Khalid

One of the few new artists who is actually good. - DaWyteNight

Young dumb and broke, high school kids - Carly19781

28 Camila Cabello Camila Cabello Karla Camila Cabello Estrabao, or professionally Camila Cabello (born March 3, 1997) is an American-Cuban musician. Camila was best known for being part of the girl group Fifth Harmony. Fifth Harmony are known for songs like Worth It, Work From Home, All In My Head (Flex), Bo$, and Sledgehammer. Camila more.

Would have said Ava Max, but she's not on here.

How is this girl one of the best artists of 2018? Her music is processed to oblivion, and her lyrics are just plain stupid. At least her solo career is slightly better than Fifth Harmony. - shiftaltkey

Class artist

29 Beyoncé Beyoncé Beyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter, is an American singer and actress, who started out in the popular pop/r&b girl group Destiny's Child. They had multiple top 5 hits such as "No, No, No", "Say My Name", "Bills, Bills, Bills", "Survivor", "Independent Women", "Bootylicious", and "Jumpin', Jumpin" from more.

I love her and really excited for OTR

Beyoncé hasn't even released any music in 2018, and when she does it will probably be more overrated garbage like her last album, beyonce's best days are far far behind her. The last time beyonce was actually good it was 2011. - DaWyteNight

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31 Bullet for my Valentine Bullet for my Valentine Bullet for My Valentine are a Welsh metalcore/emo band from Bridgend, formed in 1998. The band is composed of Matthew Tuck (lead vocals, rhythm guitar), Michael Paget (lead guitar, backing vocals), Michael Thomas (drums) and Jamie Mathias (bass guitar). Former members include Nick Crandle and Jason more.
32 Fall Out Boy Fall Out Boy Fall Out Boy is an American pop rock band formed in Wilmette, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago, in 2001. The band consists of vocalist and guitarist Patrick Stump, bassist Pete Wentz, guitarist Joe Trohman, and drummer Andy Hurley.

It is good


33 Spock's Beard Spock's Beard

How can Jackie Evancho be #1 when she's yet to release anything this year? Can we try and broaden our tastes a bit?

34 Baby Soulja
35 Lady Gaga Lady Gaga Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta, known professionally as Lady Gaga, is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. more.

Very unique - ml10395

36 Bun B Bun B Bernard Freeman, known by his stage name Bun B, is an American rapper and was one half of the southern rap duo UGK.
37 Billie Eilish Billie Eilish

She is just a great singer, very edgy, like it.

An awful singer who is edgy just to be edgy

Shes awesome

Billie Eilish was by far the best artist this year

38 Godsmack Godsmack Godsmack is an American rock band from Lawrence, Massachusetts, formed in 1995. The band is composed of founder, frontman and songwriter Sully Erna, guitarist Tony Rombola, bassist Robbie Merrill, and drummer Shannon Larkin.
39 Arctic Monkeys Arctic Monkeys The Arctic Monkeys, otherwise known as the Death Ramps, are a British indie rock band formed in 2002 in Sheffield, England. The band consists of Alex Turner (lead vocalist, songwriter, electric and rhythm guitarist), Jamie Cook (electric and rhythm guitarist, songwriter), Matt Helders (percussionist, more.
40 Bob Dylan Bob Dylan Bob Dylan is an American singer-songwriter, author, and artist who has been an influential figure in popular music and culture for more than five decades.
41 Michael Buble Michael Buble Michael Steven Bublé is a Canadian singer, songwriter, actor, and record producer. He has won several awards, including four Grammy Awards and multiple Juno Awards.
42 Pleasure P Pleasure P Marcus Ramone Cooper, better known by his stage name Pleasure P, is an American R&B singer-songwriter, who experienced success as a member of the group Pretty Ricky before embarking on a solo career in 2007. His debut album The Introduction of Marcus Cooper was released on June 2009. On October, 2014, more.
43 Of Mice & Men Of Mice & Men Of Mice & Men is an American metalcore band from Orange County, California. The band's lineup currently consists of lead vocalist and bassist Aaron Pauley, guitarists Phil Manansala and Alan Ashby, and drummer Valentino Arteaga.

Why all the pop artists? Where are the other bands at?

44 Andrea Bocelli Andrea Bocelli Andrea Bocelli is an Italian classical crossover tenor, recording artist, and singer-songwriter. Born with poor eyesight, he became permanently blind at the age of 12 following a football accident.
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46 Grace VanderWaal Grace VanderWaal

I actually kind of liked that "so much more than this" song that I heard sometimes on Nick Music. - allamassal

47 Jeffrey Osborne Jeffrey Osborne Jeffrey Linton Osborne is an American musician, singer-songwriter, lyricist, and lead singer of the band LTD.
48 Royal Hunt
49 Melanie Martinez Melanie Martinez Melanie Adele Martinez is an American singer and songwriter. Melanie Martinez auditioned for the American television vocal talent show The Voice and became a member of Team Adam.
50 Die Antwoord Die Antwoord
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1. Halsey
2. Imagine Dragons
3. Bruno Mars
1. Bob Dylan
2. Arctic Monkeys
3. Jay-Z
1. Twenty One Pilots
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