9 Of The Top 10 Most-Streamed Artists Of 2018 Were Rappers


With final tallies in, the mixed style of R&B/Hip-Hop accounted for essentially the most streaming exercise throughout any style, incomes 30 p.c of all on-demand streams within the United States within the 2018 monitoring 12 months, which interprets to 267.four billion clicks out of the 901 billion complete streams skilled final 12 months.

Upon additional examination, it is no shock with 9 of the highest 10 most-streamed artists of the 12 months all being rappers. As beforehand reported, Drake took the crown because the most-streamed artist with 11.13 billion on-demand streams, passing his private better of 6.four billion, set in 2017.

Following carefully behind is Post Malone with 7.51 billion streams earned off the energy of beerbongs & bentleys. The remaining names are all the plain picks--artists who had a powerful stake in social impression this 12 months, whether or not positively or negatively.

9 Of The Top 10 Most-Streamed Artists Of 2018 Were Rappers

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At No. three, we discover the late XXXTentacion, whose catalog drew in 6.91 billion streams with Eminem following up with four.82 billion. Next is NBA YoungBoy with four.46 billion, Migos at four.17 billion, Travis Scott with four.01 billion, Cardi B with three.99 billion and Lil Baby at three.82 billion. Closing out the Top 10 to make it inclusive of every other style is Ariana Grande, who earned three.28 billion streams for her work.

The subsequent style that even comes near Hip-Hop's figures is Rock, which garnered 14.2 p.c of the streaming clicks this 12 months, incomes over 100 billion streams much less with 127.5 billion on-demand clicks.