What started as a culture war is now being fought out in the music business.
As one of the biggest music industry players, Universal Music Group (UMG) has been under intense scrutiny since President Donald Trump announced he would withdraw from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement in March.
After that announcement, many artists had their albums and music videos removed from streaming services, while many others took to social media to call out the industry.
Now, the culture war in music is back.
This week, Billboard released its annual ranking of the Billboard 200 albums.
In this article, Billboard’s Mark Thompson breaks down the top 10 albums on the Billboard 300 chart, and the top five tracks on the Hot 100, according to the Hot 200, as well as the top 25 songs on the Alternative Songs chart.
Billboard also breaks down what songs made the top 40, which were previously listed.
Here are the top songs on Billboard’s 300 Albums chart:1.
“I’m The One” by Migos (Pitchfork, 4,966,000 sales) 2.
“The Way We Roll” by Frank Ocean (Ravage) 3.
“All Night Long” by Lady Gaga (Columbia) 4.
“Beautiful Day” by Adele (EMI) 5.
“Hail to the Chief” by Kendrick Lamar (POST) 6.
“Gotta Be the One” in collaboration with The Weeknd (Tidal) 7.
“Runaway” by Ed Sheeran (Spotify) 8.
“Lucky” by The Weekends “Disco” (Spotified) 9.
“Take Care” by Nicki Minaj (A&R) 10.
“Worst Behavior” by Jay Z (Fifty Shades of Grey)Follow Billboard on Facebook and Twitter to get the latest news and analysis from the industry on music, culture, and more.