Apple’s 'Best Of 2018' highlights the top-selling and most-streamed Music, Apps, Games, Podcasts and Books of the year as well as Apple UK’s editorial picks of content that shaped entertainment and culture around the world in 2018.
- The Greatest Showman (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) is the Apple Music top album of 2018 and God's Plan by Drake is the year's top song.
- Drake is the Apple Music Artist of the Year.
- Juice WRLD is the Apple Music Breakout Artist of the Year
- The Apple Music Song of the Year is I Like It - Cardi B featuring Bad Bunny & J. Balvin
- The Apple Music Album of the Year is Golden Hour - Kacey Musgraves
To close out an extraordinary year, Apple Music’s editors have awarded highest honours to the artists who truly represent the very best of 2018. Drake owns the Artist of the Year category while country’s Kasey Musgraves scores Album of the Year for her dynamic Golden Hour. The fiery collaboration between Cardi B, J. Balvin and Bad Bunny made “I Like It” an easy choice for Song of the Year and Breakout Artist Juice WRLD has been giving everyone “Lucid Dreams” all year long. But these all-stars weren’t the only stars: Apple Music’s global year-end charts and editorial playlists are packed with the year’s biggest hits and favourites from all over the world.
Apps & Games:
- The Driving Theory Test 2018 Kit is the number one selling iPhone App of 2018 (paid). Procreate is the top selling iPad App (paid).
- WhatsApp Messenger is the number one free iPhone App of the year and YouTube is the number one free iPad App of 2018.
- Fortnite was the year’s most downloaded free game on iPhone and iPad. Top paid game honours go to Heads Up! on iPhone and Minecraft on iPad.
This year, Battle Royale-style apps like Fortnite and PUBG Mobile dominated global gaming culture with exciting, last-player-standing action, while innovative apps like Fabulous, Shine, 10% Happier and Headspace expanded the practice of wellness around the world to make self-care more accessible than ever before.
Music charts - Apple Music:
1. God's Plan - Drake
2. One Kiss - Dia Lipa
3. Nice For What - Drake
4. This Is Me - Keala Settle & The Greatest Showman Ensemble
5. rockstar (feat. 21 Savage) - Post Malone
6. Shotgun - George Ezra
7. These Days (feat. Jess Glynne, Macklemore & Dan Caplen) - Rudimental
8. Freaky Friday (feat. Chris Brown) - Lil Dicky
9. Havana (feat. Young Thug) - Camila Cabello
10. In My Feelings - Drake
1. The Greatest Showman (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) - Various Artists
2. Scorpion - Drake
3. ÷ (Deluxe) - Ed Sheeran
4. beerbongs & bentleys - Post Malone
5. Staying at Tamara’s - George Ezra
6. Dua Lipa - Dua Lipa
7. Glory Days: The Platinum Edition - Little Mix
8. The Thrill of It All - Sam Smith
9. Stoney - Post Malone
10. Revival - Eminem
App Store - Top Sellers:
iPhone Apps (Paid): Driving Theory Test 2018 Kit
iPhone Apps (Free): WhatsApp Messenger
iPhone Game (Top Grossing): Heads Up!
iPhone Game (Free): Fortnite
iPad Apps (Paid): Procreate
iPad Apps (Free): YouTube: Watch, Listen, Stream
iPad Game (Top Grossing): Minecraft
iPad Game (Free): Fortnite
App Store Editorial Picks:
- iPhone App of the year - Procreate Pocket
- iPhone Game of the year - Donut County
- iPad App of the year - Froggipedia
- iPad Game of the year - Gorogoa
- Mac App of the year - Pixelmator Pro
- Mac Game of the year - The Gardens Between
- Apple TV App of the year - Sweat
- Apple TV Game of the year - Alto's Odyssey
- TED Talks Daily was the most downloaded podcast.
- Love Island: The Morning After was the most downloaded new podcast.
- The Wife Between Us by Sarah Pekkanen and Greer Hendricks was the best selling book in the fiction category.
- This is Going to Hurt - Adam Kaywas the year’s best selling non-fiction book.
Apple Books - Top Sellers FICTION:
1. The Wife Between Us - Sarah Pekkanen, Greer Hendricks
2. The Tattooist of Auschwitz - Heather Morris
3. Now You See Her - Heidi Perks
4. Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine - Gail Honeyman
5. Love to Hate You - Jo Watson
Apple Books - Top Sellers NON-FICTION:
1. This is Going to Hurt - Adam Kay
2. Fire and Fury - Michael Wolff
3. First Man In - Ant Middleton
4. The Life-Changing Magic of Not Giving a F**k - Sarah Knight
5. Sapiens - Yuval Noah Harari