Zedd's "The Middle" Named Billboard's #1 Dance Song For 2018
Every music publication and chart may have numerous opinions of the #1 dance track of the 12 months (us included) — but it surely’s exhausting to argue with Billboard. According to the distinguished Hot Dance/Electronic Songs chart, Zedd lands the highest spot.
“The Middle” with Maren Morris and Grey was undisputedly one of many greatest crossover tracks of 2018. The collaborators discovered their excellent combine, an infectious beat, and ridiculously catchy lyrics to ship the track straight to the highest.
Runners up embrace Selena Gomez & Marshmello with their hit collaboration “Wolves” and The Chainsmokers & Coldplay with “Something Just Like This,” coming in at 2 and three. They are adopted by Calvin Harris & Dua Lipa‘s “One Kiss” at four and Marshmello exhibits up once more on the 5 spot with “Silence” that includes Khalid.
One factor is for positive — 2018 was all in regards to the collaborations. Shoutout to all of the artists who made the highest 100 on the Hot Dance/Electronic Songs chart, together with Alison Wonderland, Odesza, Avicii, deadmau5, and so many extra. See the total checklist right here.
- The Middle – Zedd, Maren Morris & Grey
2. Wolves – Selena Gomez X Marshmello
three. Something Just Like This – The Chainsmokers & Coldplay
four. One Kiss – Calvin Harris & Dua Lipa
5. Silence – Marshmello Featuring Khalid
6. Let Me Go – Hailee Steinfeld & Alesso Featuring Florida Georgia Line & Watt
7. Happier – Marshmello & Bastille
eight. Jackie Chan – Tiesto & Dzeko Featuring Preme & Post Malone
9. Solo – Clean Bandit Featuring Demi Lovato
10. Remind Me To Forget – Kygo Featuring Miguel
Shazam Reveals Most Shazamed Songs & Artists of 2018 (So Far)
Ed Sheeran is likely to be found at the top of any chart, and Shazam is no exception. The identifier app allows music fans to target artist names and song titles, and ultimately helps with music discovery.
Midway through 2018, the pop star is being recognized with the most Shazamed song of the year (so far). It seems “Perfect,” off Sheeran’s third studio album ÷ (divide), has perked up the most ears this year. Which, is interesting considering his album came out last year and still has this much momentum.
Sheeran also reigns at the top as the most Shzamed artist overall. J. Balvin, Drake, Dua Lipa, and Kendrick Lamar follow behind to round out the top 5. As far as songs go, Nicky Jam & J. Balvin’s “X” and Jax Jones‘ “Breathe” featuring Ina Wroldsen, come in at the No. 2 and No. 3 spots on the Shazam chart respectively.
There’s a bit of EDM presence on the current Shazam charts. Calvin Harris & Dua Lipa score the longest consecutive run at No. 1 in 2018 so far. Meanwhile, Marshmello & Anne-Marie find themselves at No. 5 for the year so far with their track “Friends.” Rudimental come in at No. 6 with their mega-collab “These Days.”
Most Shazamed 2018 Tracks
1. Ed Sheeran – Perfect
2. Nicky Jam & J. Balvin – X
3. Jax Jones Feat. Ina Wroldsen – Breathe
4. Alice Merton – No Roots
5. Marshmello & Anne-Marie – Friends
6. Rudimental Feat. Jess Glynne, Macklemore & Dan Caplen – These Days
7. Tom Walker – Leave A Light On
8. Camila Cabello – Never Be The Same
9. Portugal. The Man – Feel It Still
10. G-Eazy & Halsey – Him & I
11. Imagine Dragons – Whatever It Takes
12. Luis Fonsi & Demi Lovato – Échame La Culpa
13. Post Malone Feat. 21 Savage – Rockstar
14. Camila Cabello Feat. Young Thug – Havana
15. Drake – God’s Plan
Top 5 Shazamed Artists in 2018
1. Ed Sheeran
2. J. Balvin
4. Dua Lipa
5. Kendrick Lamar
The Beatles' 54-Year-Old Billboard Hot 100 Record Was Just Broken
The Billboard Hot 100 chart rules have updated frequently the past few years. One of the big changes allows all songs from an album on streaming services to pop up on the chart. So, the chart has more than radio singles now. The change has allowed Drake and The Weeknd to have all songs from previous albums chart, a big feat for both artists.
Post Malone is the latest artist to have all songs from his album Beerbongs & Bentleys pop up on the Hot 100. Plus, nine of the album’s tracks are in the top 20 of the Hot 100. The big news? This nine-song achievement officially breaks a record previously held by The Beatles. In 1964, The Beatles broke a record for having six songs in the top 20 on Hot 100. While The Beatles achieved the record under the old Hot 100 rules, Malone is still recognized for breaking the band’s 54-year-old record.
Malone’s hit singles “Psycho,” “Better Now” and “Rockstar” are currently in the top 10. Malone also has six other tracks in the top 20. Beerbongs & Bentleys has already broken Spotify streaming records and made the biggest debut of 2018. Love him or hate him, Malone has become one of music’s biggest stars.
Avicii Bursts Back Onto The Billboard Charts With Multiple #1s Following His Death
The world is still reeling from Avicii‘s untimely passing. Many fans are coping by listening to his music, so much so that he has reentered Billboard‘s Dance/Electronic Charts.
First, three of his albums and EPs returned to the Top Dance/Electronic Albums chart. His debut album True hit #1, its 7th time at #1 since 2014. His final EP AVICI (01) returned at #2, and his second album Stories returned at #4.
Meanwhile, several of Avicii’s singles returned to the Hot Dance/Electronic Songs chart. “Wake Me Up” hit #2, “Levels” hit #4, and “Hey Brother” hit #7 in the top 10. A dozen total singles returned to the chart, with “Silhouettes” making its chart debut at #23. “Silhouettes” chart debut gives him his 30th chart entry, tying him with David Guetta for the second-most entries in the chart’s history. “Wake Me Up” is also just a week away from tying with The Chainsmokers and Halsey‘s “Closer” as the longest running #1 single on the chart.
Seven Avicii tracks also returned to the Dance/Electronic Streaming Songs chart. Notably, “Wake Me Up” returns to #2 spot with 16.4 million streams. Finally, nine Avicii tracks took up spots on the Dance/Electronic Digital Song Sales chart; “Wake Me Up” hit #1 on that chart.
Avicii may be gone, but these numbers show his music will truly last forever. Plus, it’s possible Avicii ends up posthumously breaking a few Billboard records along the way.
Drake's "God's Plan" Will Spend Fifth Week Atop Billboard Hot 100
For a minute, it seemed as though Post Malone's "Psycho" may be debuting at the top spot on Billboard's Hot 100 this week. Without fail, Drake came through to tarnish the good vibes for Posty, as reports are projecting that he will post a fifth week atop the Billboard list, no pun intended. Drake has seen tremendous success with the "God's Plan" song and the video alike, both garnering impressive figures since it was released on the Scary Hours EP. This feat is not to go unnoticed though, as the single is now the first to chart at number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for its first five weeks since Adele's "Hello."
The news was tweeted out by two the track's producers, Cardo and Boi-1da, who are both equally honored, grateful and blessed for the song's run at the top. Cardo's caption reads, "Moments like theses sic] are hard to come by so therefore I’m grateful and gonna celebrate every time. #GodsPlan" while Boi-1da kept it at a simple "Blessed... Thank You." The two, along with Drake's go-to guy 40 came through with an absolute smash, rivaling pop singer Adele's streak at the top as it doesn't appear to be ending soon.
"God's Plan" will spend at least one more week at the top the charts, but how long do you think the streak will last? Drake's W column is stacked at this point, and, as one the best in the game right now, he has everything to lose, which could be the reason for him going extra hard to maintain the success he is used to.
Top Tracks: Logic's "44 More" Debuts at #1
Last year's Everybody marked a few milestones for Logic. It was his first #1 debut, and contained the single "1-800-273-8255," which became his highest-charting song to date and also secured his first-ever Grammy nominations. Perhaps some day-one fans pine for the days when the rapper was best-known as a rapid-fire spitter with a low prile, and if so, they should be delighted that his latest song is all bars. Enough them seem to have clicked on "44 More," as it received more views than any other song on our site last week.
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This week, Gucci Mane is the only artist with two appearances in the top ten. New track barely missing out on spots this week include Bow Wow's "Yeaahh" (#11), Zaytoven, Ty Dolla $ign, Jeremih, and OJ Da Juiceman's "What You Think" (#12), Tekashi 6ix9ine, Young Thug, and Tory Lanez's "Rondo" (#13), and Good Gas, 2 Chainz, A$AP Ferg, and FKi 1st's "How I Feel" (#14).
10. XXXTENTACION - Hope
XXX isn't the first rapper you'd expect to mourn an act mass violence, what with his history abuse, but the recent Parkland school shooting seemed to hit close to home for the South Florida upstart. Days after the massacre, he shared a new song called "Hope" that's dedicated to the 17 victims and their families. It debuts at #10.
9. DMX, Royce Da 5'9" & KXNG CROOKED - King Kong
The upcoming Forever M.C. compilation looks like it'll be a breeding ground for veteran spitters, and the latest single released from the project is no exception. "King Kong" sets DMX, Royce, and Crooked's rhymes to a Statik Selektah beat, and curried enough favor with HNHH users to receive a 95% rating.
8. Blac Youngsta Feat. Travis Scott - Heavy Camp
Memphis' Blac Youngsta finally dropped his debut album, 223, last week, and if you thought the Travis Scott feature wouldn't be the most-played song on the project, you're clearly out touch. La Flame lends an assist on "Heavy Camp," which debuts at #8.
7. Trippie Redd - UKA UKA
Next up is a guy, prior to this week, had only appeared as a lead artist in our top ten when Travis Scott was assisting him on "Dark Knight Dummo." Now Trippie Redd has scored his first truly solo top ten appearance with "UKA UKA," which debuts at #7.
6. Enima Feat. Quavo, Offset, Hoodrich Pablo Juan & Ness - Water
You'd think that if your name was Enima, you'd want to avoid all possible connections to the word "enema," but with his debut track on our site, the Montreal rapper went with the dubious title "Water." Luckily, he had two-thirds the Migos and the scorching hot Pablo Juan on the track, so it debuts at #6.
5. Tyga Feat. Gucci Mane - Sip A Lil
Tyga's recent project Kyoto may not have been as well-received as it could have— our users only gave it a 67% approval rating— but at least it's got this track going for it. The Gucci Mane-assisted "Sip A Lil" is one only two holdover tracks from last week's top ten, and it even remains in the exact same spot (#5) in its second week out.
4. Lil Uzi Vert Feat. Playboi Carti - Bankroll
Having already toured and collaborated together multiple times, Lil Uzi Vert and Playboi Carti seem to have established a pretty tight rapport, and they might even have a joint project in them in the near future. Their latest team-up comes on "Bankroll," a new one that debuts at #4.
3. A$AP Rocky, Gucci Mane & 21 Savage - Cocky
The second and final holdover from last week's chart is "Cocky," a star-studded collab from the upcoming Uncle Drew soundtrack. The London On Da Track-produced gem is down two places in its second week out, from #1 to #3.
2. Post Malone Feat. Ty Dolla $ign - Pyscho
Post Malone's been teasing his Beerbongs & Bentleys album for quite some time with no release date in sight, but maybe a new single suggests that the drop date isn't that far f. "Psycho" pairs him with Ty Dolla $ign, and is good enough for a #2 debut on the chart.
1. Logic - 44 More
Is mixtape Logic, AKA Young Sinatra, back? The BARS-first new track "44 More" seems to suggest that. This is the Logic that people were hungry for, and thusly, the new track debuts at #1.
Camila Cabello's "Havana" Is The First Female Song To Top 3 Billboard Charts Since 1996
Camila Cabello can add another milestone to her stacked list successes since her Young Thug track "Havana" has ficially made Billboard history.
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The single f Camila's self-titled debut album has surpassed the success Mariah Carey and Boyz II Men's "One Sweet Day" from 1996. "Havana" recently led the Pop Songs chart for seven weeks (since December 7th), the Rhythmic Songs charts for three weeks (since January 3rd) and the Adult Pop Songs charts becoming the first female to crown all three airplays in 22 years.
Another Billboard achievement by the singer was reaching #1 on the Top 200 charts with her 11-track album.
The 20-year-old has been making waves since she decided to go on her own musical path, leaving her girl band Fifth Harmony. “It became clear that it was not possible to do solo stuff and be in the group at the same time,” she said. "If anyone wants to explore their individuality, it’s not right for people to tell you no.”
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Camila is set to embark on her first ever solo tour hitting up cities in North America and Europe. She'll be kicking things f in Vancouver on April 9th, with stops in Seattle, Los Angeles, Chicago, Detroit, Toronto, Montreal and more before wrapping things up in Amsterdam on June 13th.
Top Tracks: A$AP Rocky, Gucci Mane & 21 Savage's "Uncle Drew" Cut Hits #1
Remember Fargo Fridays? Tory Lanez used to hit us with new material between projects pretty frequently, usually his weekly delivery system, but those days are gone. Ever since I Told You, Lanez's 2016 debut album, he's been much more stingy with loosies. Luckily, we're now just a few weeks away from his follow-up, Memories Don't Die, which drops on March 2nd. This week, he's in the top ten with a hat trick: a single, a non-album cut, and a feature.
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Behind Lanez's three entries in this week's edition Top Tracks, Gucci Mane and Kendrick Lamar have two apiece. New tracks barely missing out on spots this week include MoneyBagg Yo and Quavo's "Bagg Move" (#11), YG's "Suu Whoop" (#12), Cozz and Kendrick Lamar's "Hustla's Story" (#13), and Tank, Trey Songz, and Ty Dolla $ign's "When We" remix (#14).
10. Kodak Black Feat. Tory Lanez - Fuck With You
For a Valentine's Day present last week, Kodak Black came through with Heart Break Kodak, an attempt follow in the footsteps Future's HNDRXX and Chief Keef's Thot Breaker and display his pop/melodic instincts. "Fuck With You," a track from the album featuring none other than Tory Lanez, debuts at #10.
9. Kendrick Lamar & Travis Scott - Big Shot
While Black Panther (the film) debut this past week to huge box fice numbers, Black Panther (the album) saw its numbers slide, at least on our chart. The only track remaining from the three that appeared in last week's top ten is Kendrick and Travis' "Big Shot," which is down eight places from #1 to #9 in its second week out.
8. 6LACK - Cutting Ties
While he hasn't announced any formal details for his follow-up to his breakout album, 6LACK has made it known that he's hard at work on the project. We're not sure if "Cutting Ties" is a single or a loosie, but it arrived on Valentine's Day and makes its debut at #8.
7. Tory Lanez - B.I.D.
Following the release a non-album track the week prior, Lanez returned with a Zane Lowe-premiered Memories Don't Die single called "B.I.D." This buoyant, melodic jam debuts at #7.
6. Tory Lanez - March 2nd
Only two tracks remain on as holdovers from last week's top ten: Kendrick and Travis' "Big Shot," which fell eight places, and Lanez's "March 2nd," which sit unchanged at number six. People are clearly dying for new Tory, as this one remains steady at #6 in its second week out.
5. Tyga Feat. Gucci Mane - Sip A Lil
Joining Kodak Black in the fast-growing category rappers dropping poppy, quasi-"love" albums is Tyga, who presented us with the furry-friendly Kyoto this past week. The Gucci Mane-assisted "Sip A Lil," one the album's highlights, debuts at #5.
4. Frank Ocean - Moon River
We knew Frank was unpredictable, but an Audrey Hepburn cover?! The elusive talent knocks his take on "Moon River," taken from the soundtrack 1961's Breakfast at Tiffany's, out the park, and winds up with a #4 debut.
3. Nipsey Hussle Feat. Kendrick Lamar - Dedication
Nip rewarded his loyal fans with his long overdue album Victory Lap this past week, and a few days before the drop, he ramped up anticipation by sharing a collab with his city's most prominent rapper, Kendrick. "Dedication" received near-universal user acclaim (92%), and debuts at #3.
2. Cozz Feat. J. Cole - Zendaya
New Frank and J. Cole in the same week? Some stars must be aligned. The Dreamville boss lent an assist to his signee Cozz on "Zendaya," a track from the latter's new album, Effected. This one debuts at #2.
1. A$AP Rocky, Gucci Mane & 21 Savage - "Cocky"
Forthcoming basketball flick Uncle Drew received a major boost in publicity this week thanks to a trailer slotted before Black Panther and a star-studded track from its soundtrack. The murderer's row heavyweights on "Cocky" includes Rocky, GuWop, 21, and London On Da Track, who produced the soundtrack cut. "Cocky" fittingly debuts at #1.