2018 in music: List of last year’s most popular albums, songs and vinyl revealed

The Greatest Showman (PA Photo/Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation/Niko Tavernise)

THE BPI has revealed the best-selling albums of 2018, as well as the most popular singles, streamed tracks and vinyl records.

Topping the list of 2018’s albums was the soundtrack to musical The Greatest Showman, with singers George Ezra and Ed Sheeran following behind.

The year’s top single was One Kiss, a collaboration between Scots DJ Calvin Harris and Dua Lipa.

The sixth studio album from Arctic Monkeys, Tranquillity Base Hotel And Casino, was the most bought vinyl record for 2018.

 

The official artist albums chart of 2018

1. Motion Picture Cast Recording – The Greatest Showman

2. George Ezra – Staying At Tamara’s

3. Ed Sheeran – Divide

4. Motion Picture Cast Recording – Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again

5. Drake – Scorpion

6. Post Malone – Beerbongs and Bentleys

7. Motion Picture Cast Recording – A Star Is Born

8. Michael Buble – Love

9. Dua Lipa – Dua Lipa

10. Eminem – Kamikaze

11. Take That – Odyssey

12. Andrea Bocelli – Si

13. Queen – Bohemian Rhapsody: The Original Soundtrack

14. Jess Glynne – Always In Between

15. Rod Stewart – Blood Red Roses

16. Ariana Grande – Sweetener

17. Paloma Faith – The Architect

18. Arctic Monkeys – Tranquillity Base Hotel And Casino

19. Rag’n’Bone Man – Human

20. Abba – Gold – Greatest Hits

 

The official singles chart of 2018

1. Calvin Harris and Dua Lipa – One Kiss

2. Drake – God’s Plan

3. George Ezra – Shotgun

4. Keala Settle and The Greatest Showman Ensemble – This Is Me

5. Rudimental ft Jess Glynne, Macklemore and Dan Caplen – These Days

6. Ed Sheeran – Perfect

7. Drake – Nice For What

8. George Ezra – Paradise

9. Ariana Grande – No Tears Left To Cry

10. Portugal. The Man – Feel It Still

 

The most-streamed audio tracks of 2018

1. Drake – God’s Plan

2. Calvin Harris and Dua Lipa – One Kiss

3. George Ezra – Shotgun

4. Rudimental ft Jess Glynne, Macklemore and Dan Caplen – These Days

5. Keala Settle and The Greatest Showman Ensemble – This Is Me

6. Drake – Nice For What

7. Ed Sheeran – Perfect

8. George Ezra – Paradise

9. Dua Lipa – IDGAF

10. Drake – In My Feelings

 

The vinyl artist albums chart for 2018

1. Arctic Monkeys – Tranquility Base Hotel And Casino

2. Motion Picture Cast Recording – The Greatest Showman

3. Fleetwood Mac – Rumours

4. Queen – Greatest Hits

5. Pink Floyd – Dark Side Of The Moon

6. George Ezra – Staying At Tamara’s

7. Nirvana – Nevermind

8. Oasis – (What’s The Story) Morning Glory

9. David Bowie – Legacy

10. Amy Winehouse – Back To Black

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