Queen, Post Malone
[Pictured L-R: Queen/Freddie Mercury, Post Malone]

We’re halfway through 2019 and what an incredible year for music it has been. Artists such as Lil Nas X and Billie Eilish debuted with some incredibly impressive numbers, taking some top spots on the mid-year Nielsen Music charts. Post Malone, Halsey and more also appear in the charts’ top 10 slots for 2019 so far!

See what artists rule the charts so far, below!

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For the tracking period of Jan. 4 through June 20, Ariana Grande’s album Thank U, Next has proven to be the most popular album of the year thus far.

Eilish follows right behind Grande with her album, When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?

However, when it comes to the top selling album you might be surprised to find that the A Star Is Born soundtrack snags the No. 1 spot.

The Jonas Brothers fall into second place with their highly anticipated Happiness Begins album, with Eilish making another appearance on the chart in the No. 3 slot.

This year’s top-selling vinyl so far is Queen‘s Bohemian Rhapsody soundtrack, pulling in 61,000 copies sold.

In a world where streaming is such a massive and vital part of music listening, you may be questioning what the most-streamed song of 2019 is so far.

To little or no surprise, Lil Nas X’s “Old Town Road” is dominating the streaming game, earning 1.338 billion on-demand streams. Currently, it’s the only song to exceed a billion on-demand streams this year.

Falling into second place we find Post Malone and Swae Lee’s “Sunflower” with 850.19 million on-demand streams.

Also making a few top ten appearances across the chart we find Halsey, BTS, Juice WRLD and more.

Check out the mid-year Nielsen Music 2019 charts below!

Nielsen Music’s Mid-Year 2019 Charts:

2019’s Mid-Year Top 10 Albums (Based on Overall Equivalent Album Units)
1. Ariana Grande, Thank U, Next (1,552,800)
2. Billie Eilish, When We Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? (1,304,000)
3. Khalid, Free Spirit (929,000)
4. Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper, A Star Is Born (Soundtrack) (889,000)
5. A Boogie Wit da Hoodie, Hoodie SZN (810,000)
6. Post Malone, beerbongs & bentleys (756,000)
7. Drake, Scorpion (718,000)
8. Queen, Bohemian Rhapsody (Soundtrack) (705,000)
9. Juice WRLD, Death Race for Love (675,000)
10. Jonas Brothers, Happiness Begins (663,000)

2019’s Mid-Year Top 10 Selling Albums
1. Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper, A Star Is Born (Soundtrack) (404,000)
2. Jonas Brothers, Happiness Begins (374,000)
3. Billie Eilish, When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? (343,000)
4. BTS, Map of the Soul: Persona (343,000)
5. Backstreet Boys, DNA (299,000)
6. Queen, Bohemian Rhapsody (Soundtrack) (253,000)
7. Ariana Grande, Thank U, Next (228,000)
8. Soundtrack, The Greatest Showman (181,000)
9. P!nk, Hurts 2B Human (158,000)
10. Lauren Daigle, Look Up Child (154,000)

2019’s Mid-Year Top 10 Selling Vinyl Albums
1. Queen, Bohemian Rhapsody (Soundtrack) (61,000)
2. Queen, Greatest Hits (49,000)
3. Billie Eilish, When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? (47,000)
4. Soundtrack, Guardians of the Galaxy: Awesome Mix Vol. 1 (33,000)
5. The Beatles, Abbey Road (33,000)
6. Pink Floyd, The Dark Side of the Moon (32,000)
7. Bob Marley & The Wailers, Legend
 (30,000)
8. Fleetwood Mac, Rumours
 (29,000)
9. Michael Jackson, Thriller
 (29,000)
10. Billie Eilish, Don’t Smile at Me
 (28,000)

2019’s Mid-Year Top 10 Selling Digital Songs
1. Lil Nas X, “Old Town Road” (958,000)
2. Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper, “Shallow” (684,000)
3. Post Malone & Swae Lee, “Sunflower (Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse)” (488,000)
4. Ariana Grande, “7 Rings” (420,000)
5. Halsey, “Without Me” (388,000)
6. Post Malone, “Wow.” (381,000)
7. Jonas Brothers, “Sucker” (357,000)
8. Lauren Daigle, “You Say” (322,000)
9. Taylor Swift featuring Brendon Urie, “Me!” (322,000)
10. Ava Max, “Sweet But Psycho” (321,000)

2019’s Mid-Year Top 10 On-Demand Song Streams (Audio and Video Combined)
1. Lil Nas X, “Old Town Road” (1,337,995,000)
2. Post Malone & Swae Lee, “Sunflower (Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse)” (850,194,000)
3. Ariana Grande, “7 Rings” (776,696,000)
4. Travis Scott, “Sicko Mode” (623,498,000)
5. Halsey, “Without Me” (599,335,000)
6. J. Cole, “Middle Child” (582,748,000)
7. Post Malone, “Wow.” (582,633,000)
8. Blueface, “Thotiana” (588,277,000)
9. Marshmello & Bastille, “Happier” (528,640,000)
10. YNW Melly, “Murder On My Mind” (498,806,000)

2019’s Mid-Year Top 10 On-Demand Audio Streams
1. Lil Nas X, “Old Town Road” (596,113,000)
2. Post Malone & Swae Lee, “Sunflower (Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse)” (458,470,000)
3. Ariana Grande, “7 Rings” (433,904,000)
4. Post Malone, “Wow.” (416,231,000)
5. J. Cole, “Middle Child” (395,872,000)
6. Meek Mill featuring Drake, “Going Bad” (337,025,000)
7. Halsey, “Without Me” (319,879,000)
8. YNW Melly, “Murder On My Mind” (287,219,000)
9. Lil Baby & Gunna, “Drip Too Hard” (284,613,000)
10. Travis Scott, “Sicko Mode” (276,802,000)

What’s your favorite song and album to drop so far this year? Sound off in the comments below!

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