Every music publication and platform has a year-end list or more filled with the best songs, artists, and albums of 2018. For many, Drake comes out on top — but for Deezer, J Balvin is the most streamed artist worldwide this year.

The artist has generated a steady wave of reggaeton and Latin trap music, including his number one hit with collaborators Cardi B and Bad Bunny, “I Like It.” Prior to that, it was his scorching hit “Mi Gente” that launched him to superstardom.

“The goal is to be able to motivate the world to keep dreaming, make culture, make statements as Latinos on a global scale and show that Spanish is part of the new mainstream,” according to J Balvin in a press release.

See the top streamed artists and songs of 2018, as far as Deezer goes, right here. Also, shoutout David Guetta and Major Lazer for holding down top 10 spots in top global artist and top global bands categories.

Top 10 streamed global artists 2018:

J Balvin
Ed Sheeran
David Guetta
Maître Gims
Imagine Dragons

Top 10 streamed global bands 2018

Imagine Dragons
Zé Neto e Cristiano
Jorge & Mateus
Matheus & Kauan
Maroon 5
Henrique & Juliano
Linkin Park
Major Lazer

Top 10 streamed songs globally 2018

One Kiss – Calvin Harris & Dua Lipa
X – J Balvin & Nicky Jam
God’s Plan – Drake
Shape of You – Ed Sheeran
Havana (feat. Young Thug) – Camila Cabello
FRIENDS – Marshmello & Anne-Marie
Échame la Culpa – Luis Fonsi
Mafiosa (feat. Caroliina) – Lartiste
Flames (feat. Sia) – David Guetta
SAD! – XXXTentacion

Top 10 streamed USA artists 2018

Lil Wayne
Kevin Gates
Post Malone
Bad Bunny

Top 10 streamed songs in the USA 2018

SAD! – XXXTentacion
God’s Plan – Drake
I Like It – Cardi B
Moonlight – XXXTentacion
Look Alive (feat. Drake) – BlocBoy JB
Better Now – Post Malone
Taste – Tyga


Source: Billboard