Billboard releases top 100 dance artists of 2018
Last month, Billboard asked dance and electronic music fans across the world to make their voices heard in the first-ever Top Dance 100 artist rankings. The esteemed magazine attracted more than 180,000 votes from more than 174 countries across the globe.
In addition to the fan poll, the Billboard Dance 100 results were informed by both domestic and global charts statistics (streaming, track sales, album sales, and radio airplay) and touring data (show capacities, festival bookings, and residencies), which the magazine’s editorial and charts departments weighed to provide a holistic ranking of the genre’s diverse talents.
Billboard’s Director of Dance and Electronic Programming, Matt Medved says:
“The Billboard Dance 100 fills the need for a holistic, data-driven ranking of dance music’s diverse range of talents. From hit makers and club curators to hard ticket-movers, all successful artist models will find a home here.”
Billboard’s staff focused on each artist’s achievements over the past year, while also taking into account their previous history and context. They also employed the classification for acts who would chart on our Hot Dance/Electronic Songs and Top Dance/Electronic Albums charts as a baseline for eligibility, and exercised discretion to ensure the ranking remained relevant to the dance/electronic music community.
Check out the list here!