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Published on December 4th, 2018 | by Alan Cross

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Apple has released its “best of 2018” list for music, podcasts, apps, movies, TV shows

‘Tis time again for year-end/best-of lists. Apple has just released its list of the most popular music, podcasts, apps, movies and TV shows from 2018. Everything with a * means it’s Canadian.

Best Music of 2018

  • Artist of the year: Drake
  • Breakout Artist of the Year: Juice WRLD
  • Song of the Year: I Like It – Cardi B featuring Bad Bunny & J. Balvin
  • Album of the Year: Golden Hour – Kacey Musgraves

Canada’s Top 10 Best of 2018 Songs Charts

  1. Drake*, God’s Plan
  2. Loud Luxury*, Body (feat. Brando)
  3. Post Malone, Rockstar (feat. 21 Savage)
  4. Drake*, Nice for What
  5. Post Malone, Psycho (feat. Ty Dollar $ign)
  6. Cardi B, Bad Bunny & J. Balvin, I Like It
  7. Drake*, In My Feelings
  8. Camila Cabello, Havana (feat. Young Thug)
  9. BlocBoy JB, Look Alive (feat. Drake*)
  10. Bebe Rexha & Florida Georgia Line, Meant to be

Canadians in the top 100: 

  1. Drake*, Nonstop
  2. Migos, Walk It Talk It (feat. Drake*)
  3. The Weeknd*, Pray For Me
  4. The Weeknd*, Call Out My Name
  5. Drake*, I’m Upset
  6. Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee, Despacito (feat. Justin Bieber*)
  7. NAV*, Wanted You (feat.  Lil Uzi Vert)
  8. Bülow*, Not a Love Song
  9. Drake*, Mob Ties
  10. Shawn Mendes*, In My Blood
  11. DJ Khaled, No Brainer (feat. Justin Bieber*, Chance the Rapper & Quavo)
  12. Logic, 1-800-273-8255(feat. Alessia Cara* & Khalid)
  13. 88GLAM, Bali (feat. NAV*)

 

Canada’s Top 100 Album charts 

Here is Canada’s Top 10 Best of 2018 Album charts:

  1. Drake*, Scorpion
  2. Post Malone, Beerbongs & Bentleys
  3. Post Malone, Stoney
  4. XXXTENTACION, ?
  5. Migos, Culture II
  6. Ed Sheeran, ÷ (Deluxe)
  7. Travis Scott, ASTROWORLD
  8. Kendrick Lamar, The Weeknd* & SZA, Black Panther The Album Music from and Inspired By
  9. Khalid, American Teen
  10. Cardi B, Invasion of Privacy

Canadians in top 100 albums: 

  1. Drake*, More Life
  2. The Weeknd*, Starboy
  3. Drake*, Views
  4. The Weeknd*, My Dear Melancholy
  5. Shawn Mendes*, Shawn Mendes
  6. Tory Lane*, MEMORIES DON’T DIE
  7. Drake*, Take Care (Deluxe Version)
  8. NAV*, RECKLESS
  9. Daniel Caesar*, Freudian
  10. Shawn Mendes*, Illuminate
  11. Drake*, Nothing Was The Same
  12. The Weeknd*, Beauty Behind the Madness
  13. NAV* & Metro Boomin, Perfect Timing
  14. Drake*, If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late
  15. KILLY*, Surrender Your Soul
  16. Justin Bieber*, Purpose (Deluxe)

Apple Music’s Top 100 Global Songs

1 Drake God’s Plan
2 Drake Nice For What
3 Post Malone rockstar (feat. 21 Savage)
4 Drake In My Feelings
5 Post Malone Psycho (feat. Ty Dolla $ign)
6 Cardi B,Bad Bunny & J Balvin I Like It
7 XXXTENTACION SAD!
8 Camila Cabello Havana (feat. Young Thug)
9 BlocBoy JB Look Alive (feat. Drake)
10 Offset & Metro Boomin Ric Flair Drip
11 Lil Baby & Drake Yes Indeed
12 Post Malone I Fall Apart
13 Juice WRLD Lucid Dreams
14 Post Malone Better Now
15 Migos,Nicki Minaj & Cardi B MotorSport
16 Bazzi Mine
17 Drake Nonstop
18 Kendrick Lamar & SZA All The Stars
19 Bebe Rexha & Florida Georgia Line Meant to Be
20 Ariana Grande no tears left to cry
21 Migos Walk It Talk It (feat. Drake)
22 Travis Scott SICKO MODE
23 Zedd,Maren Morris & Grey The Middle
24 G-Eazy No Limit (feat. A$AP Rocky & Cardi B)
25 XXXTENTACION Moonlight
26 6ix9ine FEFE (feat. Nicki Minaj & Murda Beatz)
27 Calvin Harris & Dua Lipa One Kiss
28 Ed Sheeran Perfect
29 Cardi B Bodak Yellow
30 Dua Lipa New Rules
31 Tyga Taste (feat. Offset)
32 Cardi B Bartier Cardi (feat. 21 Savage)
33 Migos Stir Fry
34 Maroon 5 Girls Like You (feat. Cardi B)
35 Bruno Mars Finesse (Remix) [feat. Cardi B]
36 The Weeknd Call Out My Name
37 Ed Sheeran Shape of You
38 Khalid & Normani Love Lies
39 Drake I’m Upset
40 NF Let You Down
41 Camila Cabello Never Be the Same
42 XXXTENTACION Fuck Love (feat. Trippie Redd)
43 XXXTENTACION Jocelyn Flores
44 Marshmello Silence (feat. Khalid)
45 Imagine Dragons Thunder
46 Rich The Kid Plug Walk
47 Khalid Young Dumb & Broke
48 Selena Gomez & Marshmello Wolves
49 Marshmello & Anne-Marie FRIENDS
50 Lil Dicky Freaky Friday (feat. Chris Brown)
51 Sam Smith Too Good at Goodbyes
52 French Montana Unforgettable (feat. Swae Lee)
53 XXXTENTACION changes
54 Post Malone Candy Paint
55 Ella Mai Boo’d Up
56 Post Malone Ball For Me (feat. Nicki Minaj)
57 Kodak Black Roll in Peace (feat. XXXTENTACION)
58 Lil Pump Gucci Gang
59 Cardi B Be Careful
60 Post Malone Congratulations (feat. Quavo)
61 Travis Scott Butterfly Effect
62 Drake Mob Ties
63 G-Eazy & Halsey Him & I
64 Dua Lipa IDGAF
65 Jay Rock,Kendrick Lamar,Future & James Blake King’s Dead
66 Hailee Steinfeld & Alesso Let Me Go (feat. Florida Georgia Line & watt)
67 The Weeknd & Kendrick Lamar Pray For Me
68 Kendrick Lamar LOVE. (FEAT. ZACARI.)
69 Lil Uzi Vert XO TOUR Llif3
70 Gucci Mane I Get the Bag (feat. Migos)
71 Keala Settle & The Greatest Showman Ensemble This Is Me
72 Imagine Dragons Believer
73 Eminem River (feat. Ed Sheeran)
74 Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee Despacito (feat. Justin Bieber)
75 Kendrick Lamar HUMBLE.
76 J. Cole KOD
77 Ariana Grande God is a woman
78 YoungBoy Never Broke Again Outside Today
79 Miguel Sky Walker (feat. Travis Scott)
80 Rudimental These Days (feat. Jess Glynne, Macklemore & Dan Caplen)
81 5 Seconds of Summer Youngblood
82 Imagine Dragons Whatever It Takes
83 Logic 1-800-273-8255(feat. Alessia Cara & Khalid)
84 Ed Sheeran Perfect Duet (with Beyoncé)
85 Kanye West All Mine
86 Drake & Michael Jackson Don’t Matter To Me
87 Shawn Mendes In My Blood
88 21 Savage Bank Account
89 Maroon 5 What Lovers Do (feat. SZA)
90 Famous Dex Pick It Up (feat. A$AP Rocky)
91 Post Malone Rich & Sad
92 Selena Gomez Back to You
93 Rich The Kid New Freezer (feat. Kendrick Lamar)
94 Nicki Minaj Chun-Li
95 YG BIG BANK (feat. 2 Chainz, Big Sean & Nicki Minaj)
96 Halsey Bad at Love
97 ZAYN Dusk Till Dawn (feat. Sia) [Radio Edit]
98 benny blanco,Halsey & Khalid Eastside
99 DJ Khaled Wild Thoughts (feat. Rihanna & Bryson Tiller)
100 Lil Skies Red Roses (feat. Landon Cube)

Apple Music’s Top 100 Global Albums

1 Drake Scorpion
2 Post Malone beerbongs & bentleys
3 Cardi B Invasion of Privacy
4 XXXTENTACION ?
5 Travis Scott ASTROWORLD
6 Ed Sheeran ÷
7 Chris Brown Heartbreak on a Full Moon
8 Various Artists The Greatest Showman (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
9 J. Cole KOD
10 XXXTENTACION 17
11 Lil Uzi Vert Luv Is Rage 2
12 Khalid American Teen
13 Lil Baby Harder Than Ever
14 21 Savage,Offset & Metro Boomin Without Warning
15 Juice WRLD Goodbye & Good Riddance
16 SZA Ctrl
17 Dua Lipa Dua Lipa
18 Camila Cabello Camila
19 YoungBoy Never Broke Again Until Death Call My Name
20 The Weeknd My Dear Melancholy,
21 Ariana Grande Sweetener
22 Kodak Black Project Baby 2: All Grown Up
23 Nicki Minaj Queen
24 Kanye West ye
25 Lil Skies Life of a Dark Rose
26 G-Eazy The Beautiful & Damned
27 Eminem Kamikaze
28 Lil Wayne Tha Carter V
29 Gunna Drip Season 3
30 Luke Combs This One’s for You
31 Rich The Kid The World Is Yours
32 A Boogie wit da Hoodie The Bigger Artist
33 Migos Culture
34 Travis Scott Birds in the Trap Sing McKnight
35 Bruno Mars 24K Magic
36 Shawn Mendes Shawn Mendes
37 Charlie Puth Voicenotes
38 THE CARTERS EVERYTHING IS LOVE
39 Logic Bobby Tarantino II
40 Playboi Carti Die Lit
41 H.E.R. H.E.R.
42 Future & Young Thug SUPER SLIMEY
43 Lil Yachty Lil Boat 2
44 Russ There’s Really A Wolf
45 Lil Pump Lil Pump
46 Daniel Caesar Freudian
47 Original Broadway Cast of Hamilton Hamilton (Original Broadway Cast Recording)
48 Gucci Mane Mr. Davis
49 Bazzi COSMIC
50 DJ Khaled Grateful
51 A$AP Rocky TESTING
52 Imagine Dragons Evolve
53 Ozuna Odisea
54 21 Savage Issa Album
55 J. Cole 2014 Forest Hills Drive
56 Bryson Tiller T R A P S O U L
57 Rae Sremmurd,Swae Lee & Slim Jxmmi SR3MM
58 YoungBoy Never Broke Again AI YoungBoy
59 Kane Brown Kane Brown
60 Meek Mill Wins & Losses
61 Future BEASTMODE 2
62 Chance the Rapper Coloring Book
63 Justin Timberlake Man of the Woods
64 Miguel War & Leisure
65 Lil Baby & Gunna Drip Harder
66 PnB Rock Catch These Vibes
67 Calvin Harris Funk Wav Bounces Vol. 1
68 Frank Ocean Blonde
69 Wiz Khalifa Rolling Papers 2
70 The Chainsmokers Memories…Do Not Open
71 Bebe Rexha All Your Fault, Pt. 2 – EP
72 P!nk Beautiful Trauma
73 Future FUTURE
74 Beyoncé BEYONCÉ (Platinum Edition)
75 Trippie Redd LIFE’S A TRIP
76 Little Mix Glory Days: The Platinum Edition
77 French Montana Jungle Rules
78 Taylor Swift reputation
79 Bruno Mars Doo-Wops & Hooligans
80 5 Seconds of Summer Youngblood
81 Future HNDRXX
82 Mac Miller Swimming
83 Macklemore GEMINI
84 6ix9ine DAY69: Graduation Day
85 Various Artists Love, Simon (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
86 Future DS2 (Deluxe)
87 Kendrick Lamar,The Weeknd & SZA Black Panther The Album Music From And Inspired By
88 Adele 25
89 Sam Smith The Thrill of It All
90 Ty Dolla $ign Beach House 3
91 Adele 21
92 A$AP Ferg Still Striving
93 Kodak Black Painting Pictures
94 NAV RECKLESS
95 Bryson Tiller True to Self
96 Anne-Marie Speak Your Mind
97 6LACK East Atlanta Love Letter
98 Lil Peep Come Over When You’re Sober, Pt. 1
99 YG STAY DANGEROUS
100 Einstein Baby Lullaby Academy Baby Lullaby: Relaxing Piano Lullabies and Natural Sleep Aid for Baby Sleep Music

Apple Podcasts

Best Podcasts of 2018 — Canada

  1. Semi-Prose*
  2. Home Cooked*
  3. TIFF Long Take*
  4. Escaping NXIVM*
  5. The Big Story*
  6. Side note*
  7. Personal Best*
  8. Missing & Murdered: Finding Cleo*
  9. Chosen Family*
  10. Earth Rangers*
  11. Thunder Bay*
  12. History of 1995*

 

2018 podcast charts

Top 25 most downloaded podcasts ever

  1. The Joe Rogan Experience
  2. The Daily
  3. TED Talks Daily
  4. Stuff You Should Know
  5. OverDrive
  6. The Current from CBC Radio (Highlights)*
  7. Oprah’s SuperSoul Conversations
  8. My Favorite Murder with Karen Kilgraff and Georgia Hardstark
  9. Freakonomics Radio
  10. Global News Podcast*
  11. This American Life
  12. Planet Money
  13. Q: The Podcast from CBC Radio*
  14. Ideas from CBC Radio (Highlights)
  15. Radiolab
  16. The Bill Simmons Podcast
  17. The Gary Vee Audio Experience
  18. Serial
  19. Aujourd’hui l’histoire*
  20. The Tim Ferriss Show
  21. The Ben Shapiro Show
  22. Armchair Expert with Dax Shepard
  23. Casefile True Crime
  24. Pod Save America
  25. 99% Invisible

 

Top 25 most downloaded podcasts that launched this year 

  1. Armchair Expert with Dax Shepard
  2. The Daily Show With Trevor Noah: Ears Edition
  3. Today, Explained
  4. 31 Thoughts: The Podcast
  5. Talk is Jericho
  6. Uncover: Escaping NXIVM
  7. The Teacher’s Pet
  8. 5 Live’s World Football Phone-in
  9. 606
  10. Caliphate
  11. The Morning Toast
  12. Dr. Death
  13. Oprah’s Master Class: The Podcast
  14. Business Wars
  15. The Goop Podcast
  16. Conspiracy Theories
  17. A Swing and a Belt with Dan Shulman
  18. Grand écart*
  19. Couples Therapy with Candice and Casey
  20. Aaron Mahnke’s Cabinet of Curiosities
  21. The Debaters
  22. Dr. Berg’s Healthy Keto and Intermittent Fasting Podcast
  23. WorkLife with Adam Grant
  24. Death in Ice Valley
  25. Other People’s Problems

 

Best Movies of 2018 on TV App in Canada

  1. Incredibles 2
  2. Isle of Dogs
  3. Three Identical Strangers
  4. Mandy
  5. A Quiet Place
  6. Eighth Grade
  7. Sorry to Bother You
  8. Avengers: Infinity War
  9. Crazy Rich Asians
  10. A Star is Born

Best TV Shows of 2018 on TV App in Canada

  1. Killing Eve
  2. Sharp Objects
  3. Outlander, Season 4
  4. American Horror Story: Apocalypse
  5. Atlanta: Robbin
  6. Doctor Who, Season 11
  7. Good Fight, Season 2
  8. New Amsterdam
  9. Succession
  10. Better Call Saul, Season 4

Best Apps of 2018

  1. iPhone App of the year – Procreate Pocket
  2. iPhone Game of the year – Donut County
  3. iPad App of the year – Froggipedia
  4. iPad Game of the year – Gorogoa
  5. Mac App of the year – Pixelmator Pro
  6. Mac Game of the year – The Gardens Between
  7. Apple TV App of the year – Sweat
  8. Apple TV Game of the year – Alto’s Odyssey*

iPhone: CANADA 

Top Free iPhone Apps

  1. Instagram
  2. YouTube
  3. Messenger
  4. Facebook
  5. Snapchat
  6. Spotify Music
  7. Google Maps
  8. Bitmoji
  9. WhatsApp Messenger
  10. Netflix

Top Paid iPhone Apps

  1. Facetune
  2. kirakira+
  3. PlantSnap Plant Identification
  4. The Wonder Weeks
  5. Afterlight 2
  6. My Talking Pet Pro
  7. Oh She Glows*
  8. Full Fitness: Exercise Workout Trainer
  9. AutoSleep Tracker for Watch
  10. Forest — Stay Focused

Top Free iPhone Games

  1. Fortnite
  2. Helix Jump
  3. Rise Up
  4. Hole.io
  5. PUBG MOBILE
  6. Love Balls
  7. Snake Vs Block
  8. Knife Hit
  9. Wordscapes
  10. HQ Trivia

Top Paid iPhone Games 

  1. Heads Up!
  2. Plague Inc.
  3. Minecraft
  4. Pocket Build
  5. Bloons TD 6
  6. Geometry Dash
  7. Bloons TD 5
  8. The Game of Life
  9. Getting Over It
  10. Earn to Die 2

 

iPad: CANADA 

Top Free iPad Apps

  1. YouTube
  2. Netflix
  3. Messenger
  4. Facebook
  5. Spotify Music
  6. Google Chrome
  7. Gmail
  8. Google Maps
  9. The Weather Network for iPad*
  10. Wish — Shopping Made Fun

Top Paid iPad Apps

  1. Procreate
  2. Notability
  3. GoodNotes 4
  4. Toca Life: Pets
  5. Duet Display
  6. Toca Life: After School
  7. Toca Hair Salon 3
  8. Toca Kitchen 2
  9. MyScript Nebo
  10. PDF Expert by Readdle

Top Free iPad Games 

  1. Fortnite
  2. Helix Jump
  3. Love Balls
  4. Kick the Buddy
  5. ROBLOX
  6. Hole.io
  7. Pixel Art – Color by Number
  8. Snake Vs Block
  9. Bowmasters — Multiplayer Game
  10. Wordscapes

Top Paid iPad Games 

  1. Minecraft
  2. Geometry Dash
  3. The Game of Life
  4. Plague Inc.
  5. Heads Up!
  6. The Room: Old Sins
  7. The Escapists: Prison Escape
  8. Terraria
  9. Bloons TD 6
  10. Bloons TD 5 HD

Best Books of 2018 in Canada

  1. Best fiction: Washington Black* by Esi Edugyan
  2. Best nonfiction: I’m Afraid of Men* by Vivek Shraya
  3. Best mystery: Hysteria* by Elisabeth de Mariaffi
  4. Best SciFi & fantasy: Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik
  5. Best romance: Too Wilde to Wed by Eloisa James
  6. Best bio and memoir: Heart Berries by Terese Marie Mailhot
  7. Best young reader book: Children of Blood & Bone by Toni Adeyemi
  8. Best Canadian fiction: French Exit* by Patrick deWitt

Best Audiobooks of 2018 in Canada 

  1. Best fiction: Women Talking* by Miriam Toews
  2. Best nonfiction: Bad Blood by John Carreyrou
  3. Best self-development: Girl, Wash Your Face by Rachel Hollis
  4. Best business: Dare to Lead by Brené Brown
  5. Best family: Rebound by Kwame Alexander
  6. Best bio and memoir: Educated by Tara Westover
  7. Best mystery: The Woman in the Window by AJ Finn
  8. Best Narration: Beastie Boys Book by Michael Diamond and Adam Horovitz
  9. Best Canadian Audiobook: Split Tooth* by Taya Tagaq



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is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ 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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