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Best of American Music 2018

Best of American Music 2018



The Billboard 200 is a record chart ranking the 200 most popular music albums and EPs in the United States. It is published weekly by Billboard magazine. It is frequently used to convey the popularity of an artist or groups of artists. Often, a recording act will be remembered by its "number ones", those of their albums that outperformed all others during at least one week.

The chart is based mostly on sales (both at retail and digital) of albums in the United States. The weekly sales period was originally Monday to Sunday when Nielsen started tracking sales in 1991, but since July 2015, tracking week begins on Friday (to coincide with the Global Release Date of the music industry) and ends on Thursday. A new chart is published the following Tuesday with an issue post-dated to the Saturday of that week, four days later.[1] The chart's streaming schedule is also tracked from Friday to Thursday.[2]

New product is released to the American market on Fridays. Digital downloads of albums are also included in Billboard 200 tabulation. Albums that are not licensed for retail sale in the United States (yet purchased in the U.S. as imports) are not eligible to chart. A long-standing policy which made titles that are sold exclusively by specific retail outlets (such as Walmart and Starbucks) ineligible for charting, was reversed on November 7, 2007, and took effect in the issue dated November 17.[3]

Beginning with the December 13, 2014 issue, Billboard updated the methodology of their album chart to also include on-demand streaming and digital track sales (as measured by Nielsen SoundScan) by way of a new algorithm, utilizing data from all of the major on-demand audio subscription and online music sales services in the United States.[4]

As of the issue dated March 3, 2018, the number-one album on the Billboard 200 is Black Panther: The Album by Various artists.[5]

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Man of the Woods
Man of the Woods is the upcoming fifth studio album by American singer-songwriter Justin Timberlake.
By the Way, I Forgive You
By the Way, I Forgive You is an upcoming studio album by Brandi Carlile, scheduled to be released on February 16, 2018.
The Pimp Tape
The Pimp Tape is the upcoming twentieth studio album by American rapper Too $hort, expected to be released on December 15, 2017 via Dangerous Music/EMPIRE.
Mania (stylized as M A  N   I    A and formally titled Mania: A Fall Out Boy LP) is the upcoming seventh studio album by American rock band Fall Out Boy, set to be released on January 19, 2018, by Island Records and DCD2 as the follow-up to their 2015 album, American Beauty/American Psycho.

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Nathaniel David Rateliff (born October 7, 1978) is an American singer and songwriter based in Denver, whose influences are described as folk, Americana and vintage rhythm & blues.[2] Rateliff has garnered attention with Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats, the soulful R&B combo he formed in 2013. He has also released two solo albums and one album under the name Nathaniel Rateliff and the Wheel.[3]

Albums Released This Month16

Artists With Albums Released This Month19

Albums Released This Year30

Artists With Albums Released This Year30

Chart-Topping Songs52

Chart-Topping Albums27

Chart-Topping Artists51

Best Reviewed Albums4

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Award Winners18

Top Albums by Award Winners18

Top Songs by Award Winners18

Up & Coming Artists7

Top Albums by Up & Coming Artists8

Top Songs by Up & Coming Artists10

Popular Tours44

Artists on Tour310

Popular Music Festivals28

Popular Record Labels12


Spotify - Featured Albums & Singles135


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News Articles18

Khalid’s "Young Dumb & Broke” certified triple platinum, 'American Teen' marks one-year anniversary
  –  March 2, 2018
The day my life changes forever.” He turned out to be right about that: American Teen earned him five Grammy nominations, including Best New Artist. Khalid also won Best New Artist at the MTV Video Music Awards, and he’s up for Favorite Breakout Artist ...
Band brings American Bluegrass music to the Kazakh steppe
  –  March 2, 2018
ASTANA – On a cold winter night, one of the capital’s pubs is swept away by the sounds of bluegrass music, which seems unusual for the surroundings. Astana Bluegrass Survivors rocks on the stage, singing and playing on stringed instruments. In an ...
Rob Zombie’s ‘American Made Music To Strip By’ Laid Bare
  –  March 2, 2018
Remix albums are an interesting prospect. They take something fans already love, and change it. Sometimes it’s for the better, other times less so. And that’s an inherently controversial move. But from Trent Reznor’s Nine Inch Nails remixes in the ...
Nefesh Mountain offers a melding of American bluegrass and traditional Jewish music
  –  March 1, 2018
During the 1960s there was a popular advertising campaign in New York City promoting rye bread from Levy’s Bakery in Brooklyn. It depicted distinctively non-Jewish looking people, including a choirboy and a Native American, eating a slice of rye bread ...'s live music listings for March 1-7, 2018: 'Music in the American Wild' and more
  –  March 1, 2018
• 6 p.m. Thursday, March 1: Brad Beardsley. No cover. • 7 p.m. Saturday, March 3: John Spillett Trio. No cover. Blue Water Grill, 11 W. Genesee St., Skaneateles; (315) 685-6600 • 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday, March 4: John Spillett/Jazz Pop Duo.
The missing element of American music explored
  –  March 1, 2018
In the wake of “Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World,” the award-winning documentary about Native Americans in popular music, the UT Humanities Center hosted a dialogue on Wednesday between Joy Harjo, prolific poet, musician and professor at UT ...
Listen: David Byrne's "American Utopia" Streaming in Full As NPR First Listen
  –  March 1, 2018
David Bryne's new album, American Utopia, out next Friday, March 9, is streaming in full till then as an NPR First Listen. "The music is intense, it's playful and quite memorable," says NPR Music's Bob Boilen. "In a world filled with millions of songs ...
Reba McEntire To Return As Host For 2018 American Country Music Awards
  –  March 1, 2018
Country music superstar Reba McEntire will be returning as host of the 53rd annual Academy of Country Music Awards. McEntire, who is from Oklahoma, has hosted the awards show 14 times since the late 1980s. She joined "CBS This Morning" to reveal the news ...
Toto Announce 40th Anniversary North American Tour
  –  March 1, 2018
Rock icons Toto have announced a North American summer leg of their 40 Trips Around The ... We've spent a lot of time last year working on new music and re-mastering the older tracks."
Grand Prize Lyric Contest Winner Adrian Gronseth Co-Writes With John Paul White; Records Demo on Music Row
  –  February 28, 2018
All photos by Annelise Loughead For his song “Highway Sky,” Los Angeles-based musician Adrian Gronseth won the 2017 grand prize for the American Songwriter lyric ... session at OmniSound Studios on Music Row. Below, Gronseth recounts his experience ...
‘American Idol’: Luis Fonsi, Bebe Rexha, Toni Braxton Tapped to Duet With Finalists (EXCLUSIVE)
  –  February 28, 2018
As the return of “American Idol” nears, the show is busy enlisting seasoned performers to duet with the finalists who make the Top 24 cut. More music pairings are still coming together bringing the total participants to 12. Each artist will sing with ...
Taake Cancel North American Tour, Lambast Talib Kweli and Antifa in Statement
  –  February 28, 2018
Their next targets will be American music, American art, American literature, American theatre, American cinema. Anything, in fact, that does not adhere strictly to their views. And if this reminds you of the McCarthy witch hunts, it is because that is ...
African rhythms, ideas of sin and the Hammond organ: A brief history of gospel music's evolution
  –  February 28, 2018
As my research confirms, eventually, the melding of African rhythmic ideas with Western musical ideas laid the foundation for a genre of African-American music, in particular spirituals and, later, gospel songs. Spirituals: A journey John Gibb St. Clair ...
Metallica Set North American Arena Leg of WorldWired Tour
  –  February 27, 2018
"For the first time in ‘Tallica history, you may purchase one ticket that will allow you floor access to any Metallica show on the 2018/2019 North American tour," the band ... Spain as well as the city's music scene in a recently released video:
A Conversation With David Byrne About His First Solo Album In 14 Years, ‘American Utopia’
  –  February 27, 2018
The RX is Uproxx Music’s stamp of approval for the best albums ... The process that resulted in his first solo album in 14 years, American Utopia, began very organically. His friend and longtime collaborator Brian Eno sent him a few drum tracks, which ...
Metallica adds Louisville date to North American tour
  –  February 26, 2018
It is one of only 34 dates on the North American leg of the tour in support of ... off a career that started in the early 1980s during a wave of heavy metal music that produced peers such as Anthrax and Slayer. Metallica gained notoriety from early albums ...
Chris Daughtry Returns With a New Tour, New Album, and Thoughts on the New American Idol
  –  February 26, 2018
With new music in the back pocket, Daughtry will soon trek across ... Daughtry’s rise to stardom began on the fifth season of American Idol in 2006. Since then, he and his band have sold more than eight million albums. So what does he think about the ...
St. Charles Singers receives $6,500 grant from local foundation to produce new CD of American music
  –  February 26, 2018
The Community Foundation of the Fox River Valley has awarded a $6,500 grant to the St. Charles Singers to help pay for manufacturing the choir's forthcoming CD album of modern American choral works. The foundation's capital expenditures grant will ...



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