List of number-one Billboard Streaming Songs of 2018

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Four songs of Drake (pictured in 2016) topped the chart for a total of 22 weeks. "God's Plan", topped the charts for eleven weeks and was the most-streamed song of the year, accumulating more than 1.5 billion streams. "In My Feelings" had the highest weekly streams ever at the time, with more than 116 million and was streamed more than 1.1 billion times in 2018.

The Billboard Streaming Songs chart ranks each week's most-streamed radio songs, on-demand songs and videos on leading online music services in the United States. In 2018, 20 songs by 24 artist reached the top.

The first number one song of the year was Ed Sheeran's "Perfect" alongside Beyonce. Post Malone's and 21 Savage's "Rockstar" spent 12 weeks atop in late 2017 and topped the chart for two more weeks in January for a total of 14 weeks. "God's Plan" by Canadian musician Drake reached the top in early February and topped the charts for 11 consecutive weeks. Furthermore, it became the second song to be ever streamed more than 100 million times within one week, since Baauer's "Harlem Shake" in early 2013.[1] Drake replaced himself with "Nice for What" for four weeks in April and May.

Childish Gambino scored his first number one on the chart with "This is America" for three weeks in May and early June. Following the murder of XXXTentacion in Florida, his single "Sad!" became his first to top the chart for two weeks. Drake scored his third and fourth number-one hit in 2018 with "Nonstop" and "In My Feelings" for nine more weeks. Furthermore, "In My Feelings" became the most-streamed songs within a week, accumulating more than 116 million streams—13 million more than "Harlem Shake". Moreover, "In My Feelings" was the third most streamed song of the year, accumulating more than 1.1 billion streams.[2]

Drake was the most-successful artist of the year. "God's Plan", "In My Feelings" and "Nice for What" ranked in the top ten most-streamed songs in the US for 2018. "God's Plan" concluded as the most-streamed song in 2018, with more than 1.5 billion streams.[2]

Chart history[edit]

Key
Best performing single of 2018 Indicates best-performing single of 2018[3]
Issue date Song Artist(s) Weekly streams
January 3 "Perfect" Ed Sheeran featuring Beyonce 43.4 million[4]
January 6 "Rockstar" Post Malone featuring 21 Savage 37.7 million[5]
January 13 39.4 million[6]
January 20 "Finesse" Bruno Mars and Cardi B 38.3 million[7]
January 27 "Havana" Camila Cabello featuring Young Thug 44.9 million[8]
February 3 "God's Plan" dagger Drake 82.4 million[9]
February 10 83.3 million[10]
February 17 79.6 million[11]
February 24 75.5 million[12]
March 3 101.7 million[13]
March 10 92.8 million[14]
March 17 81.8 million[15]
March 24 72.9 million[16]
March 31 68.5 million[17]
April 7 61.1 million[18]
April 14 52.1 million[19]
April 21 "Nice for What" 60.4 million[20]
April 28 59.3 million[21]
May 5 53.6 million[22]
May 12 48.5 million[23]
May 19 "This Is America" Childish Gambino 65.3 million[24]
May 26 69.6 million[25]
June 2 45.2 million[26]
June 9 "Yes Indeed" Lil Baby and Drake 37.6 million[27]
June 16 "All Mine" Kanye West 36.3 million[28]
June 23 "Lucid Dreams" Juice WRLD 38.8 million[29]
June 30 "Sad!" XXXTentacion 48.9 million[30]
July 7 47.5 million[31]
July 14 "Nonstop" Drake 58.6 million[32]
July 21 "In My Feelings" 71.7 million[33]
July 28 116.2 million[34]
August 4 106.2 million[35]
August 11 95.4 million[36]
August 18 92.7 million[37]
August 25 71 million[38]
September 1 59.4 million[39]
September 8 50.5 million[40]
September 15 "Lucky You" Eminem featuring Joyner Lucas 42.2 million[41]
September 22 "I Love It" Kanye West and Lil Pump 46.6 million[42]
September 29 44.8 million[43]
October 6 "Lucid Dreams" Juice WRLD 41.6 million[44]
October 13 "Mona Lisa" Lil Wayne featuring Kendrick Lamar 43 million[45]
October 20 "Drip Too Hard" Lil Baby and Gunna 41.3 million[46]
October 27 "Zeze" Kodak Black featuring Travis Scott and Offset 47.6 million[47]
November 3 42.2 million[48]
November 10 39.5 million[49]
November 17 "Thank U, Next" Ariana Grande 55.5 million[50]
November 24 63.4 million[51]
December 1 43.8 million[52]
December 8 42.5 million[53]
December 15 93.8 million[54]
December 22 50.7 million[55]
December 29 43.5 million[56]

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References[edit]

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