Ed Sheeran tops Shazam rankings so far in 2018

Ed Sheeran tops Shazam rankings so far in 2018

At the mid-way point of the year, it’s a chance to take stock with the music of 2018 including the industry’s favourite songs of the past six months.

Shazam has now revealed the most popular songs and artists on the platform this year, though in some cases that involves continued momentum from 2017. Ed Sheeran’s Christmas No.1 Perfect is the most Shazamed track of 2018 to date and he’s the top artist. 

While Sheeran’s superstar status might suggest he shouldn’t need to be Shazamed more than a year after release of his huge-selling ÷, the song identifier app has also helped fans discover newer artists. Reggaeton singer J Balvin is the second most Shazamed artist and his Nicky Jam collaboration X is the No.2 most Shazamed track.

“Even though Ed’s album ÷ is now more than a year old, the songs from it continue to be Shazamed in large numbers,” said Julian Marshall, global head of content. “With some big releases incoming from Drake, Nicki Minaj and Ariana Grande, and tracks like X still in our Worldwide Top 10, it’ll be interesting to see if he’s still top of the charts at the end of the year.”

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

Ed Sheeran
J. Balvin
Dua Lipa
Kendrick Lamar 

Longest consecutive run at No.1 in the Shazam Charts in 2018:
Calvin Harris & Dua Lipa

Most Shazamed female artist in 2018:
Dua Lipa

Most Shazamed male artist in 2018:
Ed Sheeran

Most Shazamed band in 2018:
Imagine Dragons

Most Shazamed duo in 2018:
Nicky Jam & J. Balvin 

Most Shazamed track by genre in 2018:

Pop - Ed Sheeran - Perfect

Hip-Hop - Post Malone Feat. 21 Savage - Rockstar

Dance - Jax Jones Feat. Ina Wroldsen - Breathe

Latin - Nicky Jam & J. Balvin - X

R&B/Soul - The Weeknd - Call Out My Name

Country - Jason Aldean - You Make It Easy

K-Pop - BTS – Fake Love

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