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  • Brandon West

The Best Albums & Singles of 2018

2018 was largely an underwhelming year for music, with many powerhouse artists such as Adele, Miley Cyrus, Justin Bieber, and Katy Perry not releasing much of anything. However, it was time to shine for many up&coming female artists in the industry. Here are our picks for the best albums and singles of 2018 (in no particular order):


Golden Hour, Kacey Musgraves

Invasion of Privacy, Cardi B

Sweetener, Ariana Grande

Queen, Nicki Minaj

AstroWorld, Travis Scott

Interstate Gospel, Pistol Annies

Camila, Camila Cabello

Dirty Computer, Janelle Monae

Bloom, Troye Sivan

Sparrow, Ashley Monroe


God's Plan, Drake

One Kiss, Calvin Harris ft. Dua Lipa

No Tears Left to Cry, Ariana Grande

God Is A Woman, Ariana Grande

Havana, Camila Cabello ft. Young Thug

Don't Know How to Love You, Haley Reinhart

New Rules, Dua Lipa

I Like It, Cardi B/J Balvin/Bad Bunny

Youngblood, 5 Seconds of Summer

The Middle, Zedd ft. Maren Morris

Boo'd Up, Ella Mai

Thank U, Next, Ariana Grande

Slow Burn, Kacey Musgraves

Honorable Mention:

New Light, John Mayer

Sicko Mode, Travis Scott ft. Drake & Swae Lee

Dinero, Jennifer Lopez ft. Cardi B & DJ Khaled

Hands on You, Ashley Monroe

Without a doubt, 2018 was Ariana Grande's year, and shed light on some up&coming artists like Camila Cabello and her debut album, and Kacey Musgrave's "Slow Burn." Many A-list artists like Miley Cyrus and Rihanna are said to be releasing new music in 2019. Here's to 2019!

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