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Drake and Taylor Swift Were the Most Successful Recording Artists of 2018

For several years it seemed like the era of making serious money for artists via records and singles might be coming to an end, but thanks to streaming the industry has bounced back and is now hotter than ever.

So who was the most successful recording artist of 2018?

The honor goes to Drake, who also had the top single of 2018 with "God’s Plan."

Taylor Swift’s Reputation was the biggest individual album overall, making her the only artist in history to have three different albums finish the year on top. 

 

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