Best Music Artists of 2018

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The Top Ten

1 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.

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

HE IS THE BEST ARTIST IN THE WHOLE WORLD, HE IS KIND, AND HE HAS A VOICE OF AN ANGEL!

i love him - mikialalopez

U R THE BEST PERSON IN THE WHOLE UNIVERSE!

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2 Jackie Evancho Jackie Evancho Jacqueline Marie "Jackie" Evancho is an American classical crossover singer who gained wide recognition at an early age and, since 2009, has issued an EP and five albums, including a platinum and gold album and three Billboard 200 top 10 debuts .
3 Justin Timberlake Justin Timberlake

ew puke - GreyRose

4 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 ...read more.

I don’t know, Revival was terrible.

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6 Taylor Swift Taylor Swift Taylor Alison Swift (Taylor 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 ...read more.

Will this chick ever go away? I'm sure everyone's already sick of hearing about her anyway. - Aragorn98

She currently has the highest selling album in America I highly doubt it. Swift is just widely popular. - anthonybecerra831

Reputation is a good album so she deserves some praise at least. People have started hating her unnecessarily to be honest. She's like the Sakura of the singing world. - ObscuredBeauty

She used to be good. Her new songs aren't my style. - TheFourthWorld

No, she is not good. End Game was torture and I Did Something Bad and Delicate shouldn’t be songs. - lovefrombadlands

I Did Something Bad and Delicate were songs that were different from her stupid and repeatedly occurring breakup songs - ObscuredBeauty

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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”. ...read more.

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

This needs to be #1. - ReltihFloda

They’re a really good metal band! - lovefrombadlands

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 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.

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

Yeah, Maroon 5 is amazing. Get them higher than Taylor Swift. - lovefrombadlands

yay - GreyRose

10 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 ...read more.

The Newcomers

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The Contenders

11 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.

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! - lovefrombadlands

Bruno Mars needs to be higher. He is really amazing! - TheFourthWorld

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12 Logic Logic Born on January 22, 1990, 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 become the most successful ...read more.
13 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.
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15 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 ...read more.
16 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.

fob? - GreyRose

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

Some of their songs are great, if you don't count "Thunder". That song wants to make me shoot myself. - shiftaltkey

BEST MUSIC ARTISTS EVER! - GreyRose

19 Mike Shinoda Mike Shinoda Michael Kenji "Mike" Shinoda is an American musician, rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer, graphic designer, manager and film composer.

The BEST.LISTEN TO OVER AGAIN - wriddhak

20 Camila Cabello Camila Cabello Camila Cabello (born March 3, 1997) is an American 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 left Fifth Harmony in December, 2016.

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

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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 sing in alto.

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

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

23 Andrea Bocelli Andrea Bocelli Andrea Bocelli, OMRI, OMDSM 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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25 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. ...read more.

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

26 Grace VanderWaal Grace VanderWaal
27 Anna von Hausswolff

Her "Dead Magic" album is an outstanding musical experience. Folk? Avantgarde? Gospel? All and neither of them. Five songs, two of which break the 10 minute mark, all atmospheric, impulsive yet complex.
With her experimental music, she'll never break into mainstream territory, but hopefully, critics will discover her soon and like PJ Harvey, Liz Phair or Björk will give her the attention and acclaim she deserves. - Martin_Canine

28 Halsey Halsey

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

About average in my opinion. I don’t hate her but I don’t love her either.

29 XXXTentacion XXXTentacion Jahseh Dwayne Onfroy (born January 23, 1998), known professionally as XXXTentacion, and often referred to as X, is an American rapper, singer and songwriter.

Misunderstood as hell. - Not_A_Weeaboo

30 Of Mice & Men Of Mice & Men

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

31 Three Days Grace Three Days Grace Three Days Grace is a Canadian rock band formed in Norwood, Ontario in 1997 with a line-up consisting of guitarist and lead vocalist Adam Gontier, drummer and backing vocalist Neil Sanderson, and bassist Brad Walst. In 2013 Gontier left the band due to creative differences. He was replaced with Brad's ...read more.

Not a fan of this band. - lovefrombadlands

32 Cane Hill

These guys have a new album coming soon

33 Bring Me the Horizon Bring Me the Horizon Bring Me the Horizon is a British rock band from Sheffield, Yorkshire. Formed in 2004, the group currently consists of vocalist Oliver Sykes, guitarist Lee Malia, bassist Matt Kean, drummer Matt Nicholls, and keyboardist Jordan Fish. They are signed to RCA Records globally and Columbia Records exclusively ...read more.
34 Sarah Brightman Sarah Brightman
35 Michael Buble Michael Buble
36 Josh Groban Josh Groban
37 Jay-Z Jay-Z Shawn Corey Carter, known by his stage name JAY-Z, is an American rapper, entrepreneur and investor. He is best known for his album Reasonable Doubt.
38 Drake Drake Aubrey Drake Graham, known professionally as Drake, is a Canadian rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer and actor, born and raised in Toronto, Ontario.

God's Plan is annoying. - DaWyteNight

39 Katy Perry Katy Perry Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson (Katy Perry) was born on October 25, 1984 in Santa Barbara, California. Katy Perry is a singer, songwriter, actress and an ambassador on one of the most popular companies of now, UNICEF. ...read more.

Her new album isn't really good. It's the worst album she's ever made. - TheFourthWorld

She's always been trash in my opinion. Her music is lame and her voice is horrendous. - DaWyteNight

She’s going downhill. - lovefrombadlands

40 Lady Gaga Lady Gaga Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta, known professionally as Lady Gaga, is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. She is the first female artist to ever since Cher to get nominated by the Grammys and Emmys . In 2013, during her era on Artpop, she was chosen to perform in a concert from iTunes . ...read more.
41 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.

42 Cardi B Cardi B

Invasion of Privacy was trash - DaWyteNight

43 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 ...read more.
44 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 ...read more.
45 Florida Georgia Line
46 Rich Brian

Such an underrated rapper! - Not_A_Weeaboo

47 Tee Grizzley
48 Flo Rida Flo Rida Tramar Lacel Dillard, better known by his stage name Flo Rida is an American hip hop recording artist from Carol City, Florida.
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