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.

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 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

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


The goat

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3 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.

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

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

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

The best artist of all time and the most intelligent too.

With Delicate, she redeemed herself from the garbage music that she made last year that I actually used to like. - allamassal

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4 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.

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!

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

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5 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.

I don’t know, Revival was terrible.

6 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.

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

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

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


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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.

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

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

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

No. Not now, not ever. - Midevilnight

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


9 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.

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

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.

10 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.

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.

The Newcomers

? 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.
? 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.

The Contenders

11 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.

I missed xxx rest in peace

Misunderstood as hell. - Not_A_Weeaboo

Miss him...

It's sad how some people are like " rip I loved him so much" even though they've probably haven't even heard one of his songs before. smh... well at least I'm a true fan. ilysm x..

12 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

13 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.

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

This needs to be #1. - ReltihFloda

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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Definitely should be higher than taylor swift - DaWyteNight

16 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 . more.
17 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.

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

18 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.

Trench is goood

19 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.
20 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.
21 BJ The Chicago Kid BJ The Chicago Kid
22 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.
23 Khalid Khalid

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

24 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

25 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.


26 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.
27 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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29 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.
30 Baby Soulja
31 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.
32 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.
33 Grace VanderWaal Grace VanderWaal

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

34 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.
35 YoungBoy Never Broke Again
36 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'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

37 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.

38 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

39 Of Mice & Men Of Mice & Men

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

40 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 more.

Not a fan of this band.

41 Cane Hill

These guys have a new album coming soon

42 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 more.
43 Sarah Brightman Sarah Brightman Sarah Brightman is an English classical crossover soprano, actress, musician, songwriter, conductor, and dancer.
44 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.
45 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.
46 Jay-Z Jay-Z Shawn Corey Carter, known by his stage name JAY-Z, is an American rapper, record producer, entrepreneur and investor born on December 4, 1969 in Brooklyn, New York. He is best known for his albums Reasonable Doubt, The Blueprint, and The Black Album. He is considered to be one of the best rappers of more.

This dude is washed up, he ain't been the best in over a decade, his last good album was American Gangster in 2007. - DaWyteNight

47 Drake Drake Aubrey Drake Graham, known professionally as Drake, is a Canadian rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer and actor, born on October 24, 1986 in Toronto, Canada. He started his career on Canadian reality show "Degrassi: The Next Generation".

No, his hits this year are the three most overrated songs of 2018. God's Plan and Nice For What are mediocre, but In My Feelings made those songs look like masterpieces. - allamassal

God's Plan is annoying. - DaWyteNight

48 Katy Perry Katy Perry Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson, professionally known by her stage name Katy Perry, was born on October 25, 1984 in Santa Barbara, California. She is a singer, songwriter, actress and an ambassador on one of the most popular companies of now, UNICEF. 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.

49 Cardi B Cardi B

NO! Her songs are just trash, and I Like It is the worst #1 hit of 2018 barring In My Feelings by Drake. She also ruined an otherwise decent Maroon 5 song, and also kind of ruined Finesse, which would otherwise be one of the best mainstream songs of the year. - allamassal

Invasion of Privacy was trash - DaWyteNight

50 Florida Georgia Line
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