All The Stars by Kendrick Lamar and SZA. Photo / Supplied

Apple's Best Of 2018 Sums Up This Year In Music

The tech powerhouse takes a closer look at the music we've been coveting this year

Apple’s best of 2018 released last night, showcases the apps, games, music and movies that shaped entertainment and culture around the world this year.  When it comes to music, the digital space has contributed significantly to how we access and discover music. For Apple in particular, it's at this time of the year where it collates information on artists and bands both established and emerging, exploring how their year played out and what songs and albums were the most streamed.

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New Zealand continues their love affair with Drake, making his hit song God’s Plan the most streamed track in 2018. Post Malone had two tracks in the top 10, and four of the top 20 most streamed tracks in New Zealand, while popular local band Six60 had a successful year with three songs in the top 30 most streamed tracks of the year. Here are the top 20 songs of 2018:

1. God's Plan, Drake

2. I Fall Apart, Post Malone

3. Don't Give It Up, Six60

4. Havana (feat. Young Thug), Camila Cabello

5. Rockstar (feat. 21 Savage), Post Malone

6. Meant to Be, Bebe Rexha & Florida Georgia Line

7. All The Stars, Kendrick Lamar and SZA

8. Nice For What, Drake

9. Psycho (feat. Ty Dolla $ign), Post Malone

10. Silence (feat. Khalid), Marshmello

11. Candy Paint, Post Malone

12. Perfect, Ed Sheeran

13. Youngblood, 5 Seconds of Summer

14. Girls Like You (feat. Cardi B), Maroon 5

15. These Days (feat. Jess Glynne, Macklemore & Dan Caplen), Rudimental

16. Finesse (Remix) [feat. Cardi B], Bruno Mars

17. IDGAF, Dua Lipa

18. The Shape of You, Ed Sheeran

19. New Rules, Dua Lipa

20. Vibes, Six60

The top 20 albums of the year are:

1. ÷ (Deluxe), Ed Sheeran

2. Six60 - EP, Six60

3. The Greatest Showman (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack), Various Artists

4. Scorpion, Drake

5. Stoney, Post Malone

6. Beerbongs & Bentleys, Post Malone

7. Black Panther The Album Music From And Inspired By, Kendrick Lamar, The Weeknd & SZA


9. Heartbreak on a Full Moon, Chris Brown

10. The Thrill of It All, Sam Smith

11. Evolve, Imagine Dragons

12. American Teen, Khalid

13. Dua Lipa, Dua Lipa

14. Reputation, Taylor Swift

15. DAMN., Kendrick Lamar

16. Invasion of Privacy, Cardi B

17. Beautiful Trauma, Pink

18. Camila, Camila Cabello


20. ASTROWORLD, Travis Scott


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