Drake was named 2018's "Artist of the Year" while Cardi B enjoys the top song.
This year has been sensational in terms of the quantity of music we've received. We were introduced to a few up-and-coming artists with plenty of potential, granted with works from classic superstars, and received much more as each week brought us new music to check out. We've started to roll out our own year-end lists, detailing some of the best albums and songs of the year, as chosen by our editors. Apple Music is one of the most popular streaming services and with their data, they shared their own lists to celebrate the incredible year we witnessed in music.
Some of their picks are pretty obvious, awarding Drake with the "Artist of the Year" title. This year's "Song of the Year" was given to Cardi B for her "I Like It" collaboration with Bad Bunny and J Balvin, despite "God's Plan" topping their Top 100 Global Songs chart. When it comes to the "Album of the Year," that honor was given to country singer Kacey Musgraves.
With the number of talented artists that made their way into our playlists this year, Juice WRLD managed to nab the "Breakout Artist" award, which is much deserved. An Apple Music "Best of 2018" list wouldn't be complete without celebrating all the tracks that we bumped throughout the last twelve months. Their "Top 100 Global Songs" chart includes appearances by XXXTentacion, Post Malone, BlocBoy JB, Offset, Drake, and more in the Top 10.