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 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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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.

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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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 more.

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!

Kamikaze was great

He doesn't autotune

He never lies and kamikaze was great so was killshot I hope mgk is low on this list

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5 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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6 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

They still make music? That's Awesome!

This needs to be #1. - ReltihFloda

They’re a really good metal band!

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7 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

Trench is goood

8 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

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

No. Not now, not ever. - Midevilnight

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9 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

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

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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10 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

Xxxtentacion did not deserve it. He should still be with us. - ml10395

Misunderstood as hell. - Not_A_Weeaboo

I miss u
X - TheClumsyOaf

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The Newcomers

? CupcakKe CupcakKe Elizabeth Eden Harris, better known by her stage name, cupcakKe, is a rapper, singer, and songwriter. She was born on May 31, 1997 in Chicago, United States. Although she is best known for her sexually explicit lyrics, cupcakKe was raised in a church and is still a devout Christian.
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The Contenders

11 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.

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


13 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


14 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.

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

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

15 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.

They sold out so no. - Userguy44

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 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.
18 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

I love everything about this group,

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Definitely should be higher than taylor swift - DaWyteNight

21 Lady Gaga Lady Gaga Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta, known professionally as Lady Gaga, is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. more.

Very unique - ml10395

22 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

23 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.
24 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.
25 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.
26 BJ The Chicago Kid BJ The Chicago Kid
27 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.
28 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

29 Khalid Khalid

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

30 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

31 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.

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

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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? - isaaonrtdmtr

34 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.
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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 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.
38 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.
39 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.
40 Grace VanderWaal Grace VanderWaal

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

41 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.
42 Of Mice & Men Of Mice & Men

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

43 YoungBoy Never Broke Again
44 Post Malone Post Malone Austin Richard Post (born July 4, 1995), known professionally as Post Malone, is an American singer, rapper, songwriter, record producer, and guitarist.

No. Psycho is just more typical mainstream trash. - allamassal

No. - Midevilnight

45 Jeffrey Osborne Jeffrey Osborne Jeffrey Linton Osborne is an American musician, singer-songwriter, lyricist, and lead singer of the band LTD.
46 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.
47 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

48 Will Downing Will Downing
49 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.

50 Cane Hill

These guys have a new album coming soon

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