Soundexchange Reveals Top 20 Digital Radio Charts: Most Streamed Tracks and Breakout Artists

Ed Sheeran and his hit "Perfect" bring the holiday cheer as the number one most streamed track on digital radio this year according to SoundExchange who compile the numbers each year*.  Sheeran joins other standouts like Camila Cabello, Imagine Dragons, Florida Georgia Line and Post Malone, who each have two tracks on the Top 20.
 
 
               Artist                                                                       Track
  1.    Ed Sheeran                                                                 "Perfect"
  2.   Dua Lipa                                                                     "New Rules"
  3.   Grey x Maren Morris x Zedd                                      "The Middle"
  4.   Portugal. The Man                                                      "Feel It Still"
  5.   Post Malone feat. 21 Savage                                     "rockstar"
  6.   Drake                                                                          "God's Plan"
  7.   Bebe Rexha feat. Florida Georgia Line                      "Meant to Be"
  8.   Imagine Dragons                                                        "Thunder"
  9.   Halsey                                                                         "Bad At Love"
  10.   Camila Cabello feat. Young Thug                              "Havana"
  11.   NF                                                                               "Let You Down"
  12.   Camila Cabello                                                           "Never Be the Same"
  13.   Post Malone feat. Ty Dolla $ign                                 "Psycho"
  14.   Sam Smith                                                                  "Too Good At Goodbyes"
  15.   Imagine Dragons                                                        "Whatever It Takes"
  16.   Demi Lovato                                                               "Sorry Not Sorry"
  17.   Charlie Puth                                                                "How Long"
  18.   Selena Gomez feat. Marshmello                                "Wolves"
  19.   Ed Sheeran                                                                 "Shape of You"
  20.   Hailee Steinfeld x Alesso feat. Florida Georgia Line and Watt             "Let Me Go"
SoundExchange also tracks Digital Radio's Top 20 Breakout Artists each year+.  This year's list is full of red hot up-and-comers from multiple genres:
 
  1. Bazzi
  2. Lil Baby
  3. lovelytheband
  4. Normani
  5.  BlocBoy JB
  6. YBN Nahmir
  7. Derez De'Shon
  8. 6ix9ine
  9. Queen Naija
  10. Tyler Rich
  11. Rex Orange County
  12. Riley Clemmons
  13. Lil Xan
  14. Mitchell Tenpenny
  15. NOTD
  16. Kim Petras
  17. Calpurnia
  18. Sean Hogan
  19. Lil Skies
  20. Landon Cube
 
*Chart based on data reported to SoundExchange from digital radio services including satellite, Internet and cable radio between October 1, 2017 and September 30, 2018
 
+Chart based on data reported to SoundExchange from digital radio services including satellite, Internet and cable radio.  For an artist to be included on the "Breakout Artist" chart, 99% of their total royalties earned from SoundExchange must have been earned after September 30, 2017; the "Breakout Artist" rankings are based on royalties earned between October 1, 2017 and September 30, 2018.

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