The most-Shazamed songs and artists of 2018 so far are…

Shazam can be a handy app when you hear a song that you like but don’t know the title or who does it. Every time someone uses it, valuable data is collected which is then used by everyone from artists and managers to labels and promoters.

The company regularly releases tidbits of information to the public, like this list of the most-Shazamed artists and songs so far in 2018.

Let’s start with the songs people have been most curious about:

1. Ed Sheeran – “Perfect”
2. Nicky Jam & J. Balvin – “X”
3. Jax Jones Feat. Ina Wroldsen – “Breathe”
4. Alice Merton – “No Roots”
5. Marshmello & Anne-Marie – “Friends”
6. Rudimental Feat. Jess Glynne, Macklemore & Dan Caplen – “These Days”
7. Tom Walker – “Leave A Light On”
8. Camila Cabello – “Never Be The Same”
9. Portugal, The Man – “Feel It Still”
10. G-Eazy & Halsey – “Him & I”

Then we have the most-Shazamed artists of the year:

  1. Ed Sheeran
  2. J. Balvin
  3. Drake
  4. Dua Lipa
  5. Kendrick Lamar

(Via Insider)

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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