Maroon 5 Biggest Act On U.S. Radio in 2018, Ed Sheeran’s ‘Perfect’ Year’s Top Song

Maroon 5 Biggest Act On U.S. Radio in 2018, Ed Sheeran’s ‘Perfect’ Year’s Top Song


If it feels such as you heard lots of Maroon 5 on the radio in 2018, you’re proper. The band completed 2018 as the most important act on U.S. radio airwaves, in keeping with Nielsen Music. The group’s catalog of songs collected eight.58 billion viewers impressions throughout all monitored radio stations, from 1.95 million performs of their tunes.

Drake was the second most-heard act on the radio final yr, with eight.15 billion in viewers impressions, whereas Imagine Dragons (7.18 billion), Post Malone (7.14 billion) and Ed Sheeran (7.08 billion) rounded out the highest 5 largest radio acts of 2018.

As for the remainder of the highest 10 largest radio acts of the yr: Bruno Mars was the sixth-biggest (6.41 billion), adopted by Camila Cabello (5.81 billion), Taylor Swift (5.52 billion), Shawn Mendes (5.38 billion) and Cardi B (5.14 billion).

“PERFECT” IS 2018’S BIGGEST RADIO HIT: For the second yr in a row, Ed Sheeran had the most-heard music on the radio. “Perfect” was tops in 2018, with three.99 billion viewers impressions. In 2017, Sheeran’s “Shape of You” was the most-heard music, with 5.847 billion impressions. (See prime 10 chart, beneath.)

“Perfect” spent 9 weeks atop Streets Talkin’s all-genre Radio Songs chart and reached No. 1 on the Pop Songs, Adult Pop Songs and Adult Contemporary airplay charts.

Bebe Rexha and Florida Georgia Line’s crossover hit “Meant to Be” was radio’s No. 2 largest music of 2018, with three.53 billion in viewers impressions. The music topped Streets Talkin’s weekly all-genre Radio Songs airplay chart, in addition to the Country Airplay and Adult Pop Songs airplay tallies. It additionally reached the highest three on the Pop Songs and Adult Contemporary airplay charts.

Zedd, Maren Morris and Grey’s “The Middle” was the No. three radio tune of the yr (three.5 billion in viewers), adopted by Maroon 5’s “Girls Like You,” that includes Cardi B (three.08 billion), and Dua Lipa’s “New Rules” (2.84 billion). The lattermost monitor broke the report for essentially the most weeks ever on the Pop Songs airplay chart, spending a mighty 45 weeks on the tally (and ruling at No. 1 for 4 of these weeks).

Camila Cabello is the one act with two songs within the year-end prime 10 radio tally, as “Havana,” that includes Young Thug, is No. 6 (2.81 billion) and “Never Be the Same” is No. 7 (2.75 billion). Drake’s “God’s Plan” is No. eight (2.63 billion), MAX’s breakthrough hit “Lights Down Low,” that includes Gnash, is No. 9 (2.62 billion) and Taylor Swift’s “Delicate” is No. 10 (2.51 billion).

Nielsen Music’s 2018 monitoring yr ran from Dec. 29, 2017 via Jan. three, 2019. Due to a quirk within the calendar, there have been 53 weeks in 2018, as an alternative of the standard 52. So, for 2018 quantity comparisons to 2017, a corresponding 53-week interval is utilized by Nielsen Music for 2017: Dec. 30, 2016 via Jan. four, 2018. Numbers on this story are rounded. Audience impressions are measured by cross-referencing performs with Nielsen Audio viewers knowledge – i.e., a play on a top-rated New York station at eight a.m. on a Monday has extra listeners (viewers) than an in a single day weekend play in a smaller metropolis.

Rank Artist, Title Audience Impressions
1 Ed Sheeran, "Perfect" three.988 billion
2 Bebe Rexha & Florida Georgia Line, "Meant to Be" three.533 billion
three Zedd, Maren Morris & Grey, "The Middle" three.505 billion
four Maroon 5 that includes Cardi B, "Girls Like You" three.079 billion
5 Dua Lipa, "New Rules" 2.841 billion
6 Camila Cabello that includes Young Thug, "Havana" 2.814 billion
7 Camila Cabello, "Never Be the Same" 2.747 billion
eight Drake, "God's Plan" 2.630 billion
9 MAX, "Lights Down Low" 2.616 billion
10 Taylor Swift, "Delicate" 2.509 billion
Source: Nielsen Music, for the monitoring interval Dec. 29, 2017 via Jan. three, 2019.