J Balvin Is Deezer's Top Artist Worldwide of 2018

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Anitta entered the worldwide top 10 most streamed charts.

J Balvin has hit a new milestone.  The streaming platform Deezer has named him as the most streamed artist worldwide in 2018.

On Tuesday (Nov. 4), Deezer announced the year-end charts and J Balvin dominates as the most streamed artist worldwide in 2018 surpassing Ed SheeranDrake, Jul, David Guetta and more. In the U.S. Drake ends as the most streamed artist.

“The goal is to be able to motivate the world to keep dreaming, make culture, make statements as Latinos on a global scale and show that Spanish is part of the new mainstream,” said J Balvin in a press release.

In a period of 12 months, J Balvin climbed 25 spots since 2017 from his previous position as 26th most streamed artist globally.  Also, his song ‘X’ (with Nicky Jam) ranked number 2 in the Deezer global charts.

Deezer’s Global VP of Artist Marketing at Deezer, Sulinna Ong, commented: “The standout act this year is J Balvin, proving that it’s possible for a non-English speaking act to break through internationally and create music that appeals to audiences all over the world.”

Brazilian singer Anitta entered the worldwide top 10 most streamed charts and is the number one streamed female worldwide. For female artists in the US, Cardi B’s “I Like It” topped the most streamed tracks at #3. 

Later this month, Deezer will reveal the “Top Songs 2018” playlist.  In the meantime, see  the artists charts below. 

Top 10 streamed global artists 2018:

J Balvin

Ed Sheeran

Drake

Jul

David Guetta

Damso

Maître Gims

XXXTentacion

Imagine Dragons

Anitta

 

Top 10 streamed global bands 2018

Imagine Dragons

Zé Neto e Cristiano

Jorge & Mateus

Coldplay

Matheus & Kauan

Maroon 5

Henrique & Juliano

Linkin Park

Queen

Major Lazer

 

Top 10 streamed songs globally 2018:

One Kiss - Calvin Harris & Dua Lipa

X - J Balvin & Nicky Jam

God's Plan - Drake

Shape of You - Ed Sheeran

Havana (feat. Young Thug) - Camila Cabello

FRIENDS - Marshmello & Anne-Marie

Échame la Culpa - Luis Fonsi

Mafiosa (feat. Caroliina) - Lartiste

Flames (feat. Sia) - David Guetta

SAD! - XXXTentacion

 

Top 10 streamed USA artists 2018:

Drake

XXXTentacion

Eminem

Lil Wayne

Kevin Gates

Post Malone

Bad Bunny

Future

Ozuna

Migos

 

Top 10 streamed songs in the USA 2018:

SAD! - XXXTentacion

God's Plan - Drake

I Like It - Cardi B

Moonlight - XXXTentacion

Look Alive (feat. Drake) - BlocBoy JB

Better Now - Post Malone

FEFE - 6IX9INE

Taste - Tyga