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Drake, Taylor Swift, Post Malone, Cardi B rule Billboard Year-End Hot 100 Songs and Albums

Drake ended 2018 with the #1 song of the year with “God’s Plan” and the #2 album with Scorpion. In all, he landed eight songs in the year-end Hot 100 and an incredible SIX albums on the chart’s 200 best sellers of the year. 

Taylor Swift’s reputation was the #1 album of the year and her 1989 showed up at #82. It wasn’t a good singles year for Swift though, with only Delicate cracking the Hot 100 chart at #24. 

Cardi B earned seven spots on the Hot 100 and one on the Billboard 200 with her debut album Invasion of Privacy. Post Malone popped six times; four songs and two albums. He is the only artist to have two albums in the year-end top 10 with beerbongs & bentleys (#3) and Stoney (#8).

Drake, Cardi B and Post Malone all earned two spots in the Hot 100 top 10. 

Two soundtracks made waves this year: The Greatest Showman at #4 and Black Panther at #12. Kendrick Lamar, the main contributor to the Black Panther soundtracks was right below at #13 with his own album DAMN.

Here is the full list of year-end chart toppers.

Hot 100 Songs

1 God’s Plan, Drake
2 Perfect, Ed Sheeran
3 Meant To Be, Bebe Rexha & Florida Georgia Line
4 Havana, Camila Cabello Featuring Young Thug
5 Rockstar, Post Malone Featuring 21 Savage
6 Psycho, Post Malone Featuring Ty Dolla $ign
7 I Like It, Cardi B, Bad Bunny & J Balvin
8 The Middle, Zedd, Maren Morris & Grey
9 In My Feelings, Drake
10 Girls Like You, Maroon 5 Featuring Cardi B
11 Nice For What, Drake
12 Lucid Dreams, Juice WRLD
13 Better Now, Post Malone
14 Finesse, Bruno Mars & Cardi B
15 Boo’d Up, Ella Mai
16 New Rules, Dua Lipa
18 Never Be The Same, Camila Cabello
19 Love Lies, Khalid & Normani
20 No Tears Left To Cry, Ariana Grande

21 Mine, Bazzi
22 Thunder, Imagine Dragons
23 Look Alive, BlocBoy JB Featuring Drake
24 Delicate, Taylor Swift
25 Yes Indeed, Lil Baby & Drake
26 Friends, Marshmello & Anne-Marie
27 Bad At Love, Halsey
28 Taste, Tyga Featuring Offset
29 Let You Down, NF
30 No Limit, G-Eazy Featuring ****AP Rocky & Cardi B
31 FEFE, 6ix9ine Featuring Nicki Minaj & Murda Beatz
32 Tequila, Dan + Shay
33 Feel It Still, Portugal. The Man
34 MotorSport, Migos, Nicki Minaj & Cardi B
35 I Like Me Better, Lauv
36 Youngblood, 5 Seconds Of Summer
37 Whatever It Takes, Imagine Dragons
38 Ric Flair Drip, Offset & Metro Boomin
39 I Fall Apart, Post Malone
40 Pray For Me, The Weeknd & Kendrick Lamar
41 Back To You, Selena Gomez
42 Sicko Mode, Travis Scott
43 Walk It Talk It, Migos Featuring Drake
44 Gucci Gang, Lil Pump
45 Him & I, G-Eazy & Halsey
46 In My Blood, Shawn Mendes
47 All The Stars, Kendrick Lamar & SZA
48 Stir Fry, Migos
49 Too Good At Goodbyes, Sam Smith
50 Love., Kendrick Lamar Featuring Zacari
51 This Is America, Childish Gambino
52 Nonstop, Drake
53 Heaven, Kane Brown
54 Bodak Yellow (Money Moves), Cardi B
55 Freaky Friday, Lil Dicky Featuring Chris Brown
56 Gummo, 6ix9ine
57 Plug Walk, Rich The Kid
58 Wait, Maroon 5
59 Be Careful, Cardi B
60 Wolves, Selena Gomez X Marshmello
61 Bartier Cardi, Cardi B Featuring 21 Savage
62 God Is A Woman, Ariana Grande
63 Big Bank, YG Featuring 2 Chainz, Big Sean & Nicki Minaj
64 Sorry Not Sorry, Demi Lovato
65 How Long, Charlie Puth
66 Lights Down Low, MAX Featuring gnash
67 Young Dumb & Broke, Khalid
68 One Kiss, Calvin Harris & Dua Lipa
69 Natural, Imagine Dragons
70 You Make It Easy, Jason Aldean
71 Shape Of You, Ed Sheeran
72 I Get The Bag, Gucci Mane Featuring Migos
73 No Brainer, DJ Khaled Featuring Justin Bieber, Chance The Rapper & Quavo
74 Plain Jane, ****AP Ferg Featuring Nicki Minaj
75 Sky Walker, Miguel Featuring Travis Scott
76 Marry Me, Thomas Rhett
77 Eastside, Benny Blanco, Halsey & Khalid
78 Call Out My Name, The Weeknd
79 King’s Dead, Jay Rock, Kendrick Lamar, Future & James Blake
80 Happier, Marshmello & Bastille
81 Te Bote, Casper Magico, Nio Garcia, Darell, Nicky Jam, Ozuna & Bad Bunny
82 Simple, Florida Georgia Line
83 Lemon, N*E*R*D & Rihanna
84 1-800-273-8255, Logic Featuring Alessia Cara & Khalid
85 Say Something, Justin Timberlake Featuring Chris Stapleton
86 I’m Upset, Drake
87 Get Along, Kenny Chesney
88 Moonlight, XXXTENTACION
89 What Lovers Do, Maroon 5 Featuring SZA
90 X, Nicky Jam x J Balvin
91 Outside Today, YoungBoy Never Broke Again
92 Trip, Ella Mai
93 Dura, Daddy Yankee
95 Mercy, Brett Young
96 One Number Away, Luke Combs
97 Powerglide, Rae Sremmurd & Juicy J
98 IDGAF, Dua Lipa
99 Mi Gente, J Balvin & Willy William Featuring Beyonce
100 Believer, Imagine Dragons

Billboard Top 200 Albums

1 reputation, Taylor Swift
2 Scorpion, Drake
3 beerbongs & bentleys, Post Malone
4 The Greatest Showman, Soundtrack
5 ÷ (Divide), Ed Sheeran
6 Invasion Of Privacy, Cardi B
7 ASTROWORLD, Travis Scott
8 Stoney, Post Malone
10 Culture II, Migos
11 Evolve, Imagine Dragons
12 Black Panther: The Album, Music From And Inspired By, Soundtrack
13 DAMN., Kendrick Lamar
14 KOD, J. Cole
15 American Teen, Khalid
16 Luv Is Rage 2, Lil Uzi Vert
17 Kamikaze, Eminem
18 Goodbye & Good Riddance, Juice WRLD
20 This One’s For You, Luke Combs

21 Hamilton: An American Musical, Original Broadway Cast Recording
22 Red Pill Blues, Maroon 5
23 The Thrill Of It All, Sam Smith
24 Tha Carter V, Lil Wayne
25 Camila, Camila Cabello
26 24K Magic, Bruno Mars
27 Kane Brown, Kane Brown
28 Heartbreak On A Full Moon, Chris Brown
29 The Beautiful & Damned, G-Eazy
30 Rearview Town, Jason Aldean
31 Ctrl, SZA
32 Revival, Eminem
33 More Life, Drake
34 Traveller, Chris Stapleton
35 Tell Me You Love Me, Demi Lovato
36 Beautiful Trauma, P!nk
37 A Star Is Born (Soundtrack), Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper
38 Sweetener, Ariana Grande
39 Harder Than Ever, Lil Baby
40 Perception, NF
41 Life Changes, Thomas Rhett
42 Queen, Nicki Minaj
43 Project Baby Two, Kodak Black
44 Life Of A Dark Rose, Lil Skies
45 Without Warning, 21 Savage, Offset & Metro Boomin
46 Man Of The Woods, Justin Timberlake
47 Views, Drake
48 My Dear Melancholy, (EP), The Weeknd
49 Starboy, The Weeknd
50 ye, Kanye West
51 hopeless fountain kingdom, Halsey
52 Moana, Soundtrack
53 Dua Lipa, Dua Lipa
54 What Makes You Country, Luke Bryan
55 Shawn Mendes, Shawn Mendes
56 Odisea, Ozuna
57 Pray For The Wicked, Panic! At The Disco
58 Take Care, Drake
59 Curtain Call: The Hits, Eminem
60 From A Room: Volume 2, Chris Stapleton
61 Brett Young, Brett Young
62 Diamonds, Elton John
63 x, Ed Sheeran
64 Bobby Tarantino II, Logic
65 From A Room: Volume 1, Chris Stapleton
66 Culture, Migos
67 The World Is Yours, Rich The Kid
68 H.E.R., H.E.R.
69 Cosmic, Bazzi
71 Night Visions, Imagine Dragons
72 Youngblood, 5 Seconds Of Summer
73 Birds In The Trap Sing McKnight, Travis Scott
74 Greatest Hits, Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers
75 DAY69, 6ix9ine
76 Until Death Call My Name, YoungBoy Never Broke Again
77 Blurryface, twenty one pilots
78 Legend: The Best Of Bob Marley And The Wailers, Bob Marley And The Wailers
79 A Pentatonix Christmas, Pentatonix
80 Trolls, Soundtrack
81 A Decade Of Destruction, Five Finger Death Punch
82 1989, Taylor Swift
83 There’s Really A Wolf, Russ
84 In The Lonely Hour, Sam Smith
85 Love Yourself: Answer, BTS
86 Beauty Behind The Madness, The Weeknd
87 2014 Forest Hills Drive, J. Cole
88 Cry Pretty, Carrie Underwood
89 good kid, m.A.A.d city, Kendrick Lamar
90 Journey’s Greatest Hits, Journey
91 Rumours, Fleetwood Mac
92 Dont Smile At Me, Billie Eilish
93 Chronicle The 20 Greatest Hits, Creedence Clearwater Revival Featuring John Fogerty
94 ANTI, Rihanna
95 Come Tomorrow, Dave Matthews Band
96 Greatest Hits, Queen
97 Huncho Jack, Jack Huncho, Huncho Jack
98 Illuminate, Shawn Mendes
99 California Sunrise, Jon Pardi
100 The Bigger Artist, A Boogie Wit da Hoodie
101 Love Yourself: Tear, BTS
102 Drip Harder, Lil Baby & Gunna
103 Montevallo, Sam Hunt
104 Lil Pump, Lil Pump
105 The Essential Michael Jackson, Michael Jackson
106 Death Of A Bachelor, Panic! At The Disco
107 Swimming, Mac Miller
108 All Your Fault, Pt. 2 (EP), Bebe Rexha
109 Metallica, Metallica
110 Freudian, Daniel Caesar
111 Nothing Was The Same, Drake
112 T R A P S O U L, Bryson Tiller
113 Look Up Child, Lauren Daigle
114 Graffiti U, Keith Urban
115 Dan + Shay, Dan + Shay
116 SR3MM, Rae Sremmurd, Swae Lee & Slim Jxmmi
117 War & Leisure, Miguel
118 Dig Your Roots, Florida Georgia Line
119 25, Adele
120 Doo-Wops & Hooligans, Bruno Mars
121 Quality Control: Control The Streets, Vol. 1, Various Artists
122 Trench, twenty one pilots
123 Die Lit, Playboi Carti
124 Drip Season 3, Gunna
125 Testing, ****AP Rocky
126 Trip, Jhene Aiko
127 1, The Beatles
128 Rolling Papers 2, Wiz Khalifa
129 Memories…Do Not Open, The Chainsmokers
130 Voicenotes, Charlie Puth
131 Songs Of Experience, U2
132 Coloring Book, Chance The Rapper
133 Greatest Hits, The Notorious B.I.G.
134 Life’s A Trip, Trippie Redd
135 Greatest Hits So Far…, Zac Brown Band
136 Lil Boat 2, Lil Yachty
137 Woodstock, Portugal. The Man
138 The Anthology: Part I, The First Five Years, Garth Brooks
139 If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late, Drake
141 Issa Album, 21 Savage
142 Everybody, Logic
143 The Life Of Pablo, Kanye West
144 Too Hard, Lil Baby
145 Mr. Davis, Gucci Mane
146 Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again, Soundtrack
147 Expectations, Bebe Rexha
148 13 Reasons Why, Season 2, Soundtrack
149 Texoma Shore, Blake Shelton
150 Love Yourself: Her, BTS
151 Happy Endings, Old Dominion
152 From The Fires, Greta Van Fleet
153 Greatest Hits, Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band
154 Christmas, Michael Buble
155 Flower Boy, Tyler, The Creator
156 Mothership, Led Zeppelin
157 Purpose, Justin Bieber
158 Still Striving, ****AP Ferg
159 Tangled Up, Thomas Rhett
160 Grateful, DJ Khaled
161 Love, Simon, Soundtrack
162 Dangerous Woman, Ariana Grande
163 Abbey Road, The Beatles
164 A Love Letter To You, Trippie Redd
165 Blonde, Frank Ocean
166 The Mountain, Dierks Bentley
167 And Justice For None, Five Finger Death Punch
168 Greatest Hits, 2Pac
169 Greatest Hits, Red Hot Chili Peppers
170 Flicker, Niall Horan
171 [Hybrid Theory], Linkin Park
172 GEMINI, Macklemore
173 Stay Dangerous, YG
174 Ready (EP), Ella Mai
175 Egypt Station, Paul McCartney
176 The Rest Of Our Life, Tim McGraw & Faith Hill
177 YSIV, Logic
178 AI YoungBoy, YoungBoy Never Broke Again
179 21, Adele
180 I Can Only Imagine: The Very Best Of MercyMe, MercyMe
181 Aura, Ozuna
182 Luca Brasi 3, Kevin Gates
183 Ripcord, Keith Urban
184 Fifty Shades Freed, Soundtrack
185 FUTURE, Future
186 Speak Your Mind, Anne-Marie
187 Reloaded: 20 #1 Hits, Blake Shelton
188 East Atlanta Love Letter, 6LACK
189 Back In Black, AC/DC
190 Thriller, Michael Jackson
191 Pretty Girls Like Trap Music, 2 Chainz
192 Quavo Huncho, Quavo
193 Dancing Queen, Cher
194 Simi, BlocBoy JB
195 The Fate Of The Furious: The Album, Soundtrack
197 That’s Christmas To Me, Pentatonix
198 M A N I A, Fall Out Boy
199 Live In No Shoes Nation, Kenny Chesney
200 Memories Don’t Die, Tory Lanez

About Erik Anderson

Erik thanks his mother for his love of all things Oscar, having watched the Academy Awards together since he was in the single digits; making lists, rankings and predictions throughout the show. This led him down the path to obsessing about awards. Much later, he found himself at GoldDerby, led by Tom O’Neill and then migrated over to Oscarwatch (now AwardsDaily), headed up by Sasha Stone before breaking off to create AwardsWatch. He is a member of the International Cinephile Society, GALECA (The Society of LGBTQ Entertainment Critics), the International Press Academy and is the founder/owner of AwardsWatch.

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