Most Successful Music Artists of 2018

This is NOT best music artists, this is most successful. I'm just simply stating the facts here.

The Top Ten

1 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".

Has had 5 top ten singles (two of which are number one singles) and we're not even halfway through the year. Also has broke many records like how he had a song that debuted at number one AND a song that debuted at number seven in the same week. Had the monster single "God's Plan" which was number one for eleven weeks before being dethroned by another song by him "Nice For What." Oh yeah, and three songs in the top ten right now have him on it. - spiritofhiphop

Why is Cardi B #1? Drake has literally been dominating the top ten for the charts and Cardi hasn't even had a top ten single this year. Like seriously guys, let's be real here. - hiphopgod

This dude can spit out any generic song and people will just eat it up. - DaWyteNight

2 Cardi B Cardi B Belcalis Marlenis Almánzar, known professionally as Cardi B, is an American rapper, songwriter, television personality and more.

She released her album and almost if not every song charted somewhere on the hot 100. Was also on Finesse, a top ten hit. - spiritofhiphop

Yes, sadly. She's the most successful artist despite her being an unskilled rapper and her album being trash. - DaWyteNight

3 The Weeknd The Weeknd Abęl Makkonen Tesfaye, known professionally by his stage name The Weeknd, is a Canadian singer, songwriter, and record producer. He was born on 16 February 1990 in Toronto, Ontario. He used to upload songs on YouTube in 2010, now he has 3 studio albums. He has won 3 Grammy awards and 9 Juno Awards

Released his EP which had multiple songs chart. Most notably "Call Out My Name" which peaked at number four - spiritofhiphop

4 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.

Has two top twenty songs as of right now - spiritofhiphop

5 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.

"Rockstar," "Psycho," and "I Fall Apart," have all charted very well. Particularly Psycho, but the others have held up to. - spiritofhiphop

6 Bebe Rexha Bebe Rexha

I DO NOT LIKE BEBE REXHA. But she has held that top ten spot for nearly thirty weeks now. - spiritofhiphop

7 Migos Migos Migos is an American hip hop trio from Lawrenceville, Georgia, founded in 2008. They are composed of three rappers known by their stage names Takeoff, Quavo and Offset.

Have had multiple charting songs off their album Culture 2. "Stir Fry," and "Walk It Talk It," being the most notable ones. - spiritofhiphop

8 Kendrick Lamar Kendrick Lamar Kendrick Lamar Duckworth (born June 17, 1987) is an American rapper and songwriter. Raised in Compton, California, Lamar embarked on his musical career as a teenager under the stage name K-Dot, releasing a mixtape that garnered local attention and led to his signing with indie record label Top Dawg more.

Was on "All the Stars," and "Pray For Me," which were both big hits. Also curated the Black Panther sound track which the two songs I just mentioned were from. - spiritofhiphop

9 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.

My friend has a moustache... anyway I love imagine dragons! Anyone know what the rearranged letters spell? I love them they should be no. 1

"Thunder" has been on the charts for 50 weeks now (no joke) and "Whatever It Takes," is only getting more popular. - spiritofhiphop

10 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's great so was kamikaze

The Contenders

11 SZA

She was on "All The Stars," and "I Do," which were both large hits. - spiritofhiphop

12 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.


13 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.

Divide although released the previous year was one of the biggest albums of the 2018 as well so I think he should be in the top 10. - Powell

Perfect was a really big hit

This is all hip hop Ed Sheeran has been killing 2018 in terms of gross revenue.

14 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.

I wish Finesse had done better on the charts, because that song is way better than the Drake and other Cardi B garbage that's been really prevalent on the charts for the last 6 months. - allamassal

15 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.
16 Childish Gambino Childish Gambino Donald McKinley Glover Jr. is an American actor, comedian, writer, director, rapper, singer, songwriter, producer and DJ. He performs music under the stage name Childish Gambino and as a DJ under the name mcDJ. more.
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18 Kanye West Kanye West Kanye Omari West is an American rapper, songwriter, and fashion designer. He was born on June 8, 1977 in Atlanta, Georgia. After West's parents divorced, him and his single mother moved to Chicago, Illinois. At the age of 10, West temporarily moved to Nanjing, China, because his mother was teaching more.

His work on releasing 5 albums in the same year was unprecedented, and he produced hit songs like "I love it", "All Mine" and "Yikes". Ye debuted at number 1 on the hot 200 albums, making him the artist with the equal highest amount of consecutive number one albums (8)

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