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The Top-Selling Songs, Albums and Vinyls of the Year

Meanwhile, Ariana Grande claims the throne for top album

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Audio and video streams skyrocketed to 507.7 billion during the first half of 2019—up 31.6% from 2018’s 385.7 billion streams—on the strength of hip-hop. As the most-consumed genre again this year in terms of streams and sales, hip-hop accounted for 26.2% of overall consumption, ahead of rock (19.4%), pop (13.1%), country (7.2%), Latin (4.7%) and electronic (3.1%), according to Nielsen Music data sent to ONE37pm. 

 

As of June 20, Lil Nas X’s “Old Town Road” is far and away this year’s most-popular tune. “Old Town Road” has attracted 1.3 billion audio and video streams and 958,000 digital downloads, making it 2019’s most-streamed song and top-selling song.

In comparison, 2018’s most-streamed songs were Drake’s “God’s Plan” with 1.08 billion streams and Post Malone’s “Psycho” with 531 million streams. Post Malone also secured the No. 2 most-streamed song again in 2019 with his “Sunflower” collaboration with Swae Lee from the Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse soundtrack (850 million streams).

Top 10 Most-Streamed Songs on Audio and Video

  1. Lil Nas X // “Old Town Road” // 1,337,995,000
  2. Post Malone and Swae Lee // “Sunflower” // 850,194,000
  3. Ariana Grande // “7 Rings” // 776,696,000
  4. Travis Scott // “Sicko Mode” // 623,498,000
  5. Halsey // “Without Me” // 599,335,000
  6. J. Cole // “Middle Child” // 582,748,000
  7. Post Malone // “Wow” // 582,633,000
  8. Blueface // “Thotiana” // 588,277,000
  9. Marshmello and Bastille // “Happier” // 528,640,000
  10. YNW Melly // “Murder on My Mind” // 498,806,000

Top 10 Selling Digital Songs

  1. Lil Nas X // “Old Town Road” // 958,000
  2. Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper // “Shallow” // 684,000
  3. Post Malone and Swae Lee // “Sunflower” // 488,000
  4. Ariana Grande // “7 Rings” // 420,000
  5. Halsey // “Without Me” // 388,000
  6. Post Malone // “Wow” // 381,000
  7. Jonas Brothers // “Sucker” // 357,000
  8. Lauren Daigle // “You Say” // 322,000
  9. Taylor Swift featuring Brendon Urie // “Me!” // 322,000
  10. Ava Max // “Sweet but Psycho” // 321,000

Top 10 Albums (sales and weighted streams)

  1. Ariana Grande // Thank U, Next // 1,552,800
  2. Billie Eilish // When We Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? // 1,304,000
  3. Khalid // Free Spirit // 929,000
  4. Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper // A Star Is Born Soundtrack // 889,000
  5. A Boogie Wit da Hoodie // Hoodie SZN // 810,000
  6.  Post Malone // beerbongs & bentleys // 756,000
  7. Drake // Scorpion // 718,000
  8. Queen // Bohemian Rhapsody Soundtrack // 705,000
  9. Juice WRLD // Death Race for Love // 675,000
  10. Jonas Brothers // Happiness Begins // 663,000

Top 10 Selling Albums (just sales)

  1. Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper // A Star Is Born Soundtrack // 404,000
  2. Jonas Brothers // Happiness Begins // 374,000
  3. Billie Eilish // When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? // 343,000
  4. BTS // Map of the Soul: Persona // 343,000)
  5. Backstreet Boys // DNA // 299,000)
  6. Queen // Bohemian Rhapsody Soundtrack // 253,000
  7. Ariana Grande // Thank U, Next // 228,000
  8. Soundtrack // The Greatest Showman // 181,000
  9. P!nk // Hurts 2B Human // 158,000
  10. Lauren Daigle // Look Up Child // 154,000

Top 10 Selling Vinyls

  1. Queen // Bohemian Rhapsody Soundtrack // 61,000
  2. Queen // Greatest Hits // 49,000
  3. Billie Eilish // When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? // 47,000
  4. Soundtrack // Guardians of the Galaxy: Awesome Mix Vol. 1 // 33,000
  5. The Beatles // Abbey Road // 33,000
  6. Pink Floyd // The Dark Side of the Moon // 32,000
  7. Bob Marley and The Wailers // Legend // 30,000
  8. Fleetwood Mac // Rumours // 29,000
  9. Michael Jackson // Thriller // 29,000
  10. Billie Eilish // Don’t Smile at Me // 28,000
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