Drake has officially been named the best-selling artist of 2018 by IFPI, the organization that represents the recorded music industry worldwide.
Billboard reports that this is the second time Drake has earned the title, after being the best-selling artists of 2016. “Drake has had an incredible, record-breaking year, one that is more than worthy of the title of Global Recording Artist of the Year,” says Frances Moore, chief executive of IFPI. “That Drake has won this award for the second time is testament to his continued global appeal and his ability to engage and connect with fans.” Other artists who have previously been recognized as top-sellers include Ed Sheeran (2017), Adele (2015) and Taylor Swift (2014).
IFPI’s Top 10 Global Recording Artists of 2018: