Billboard Chart: Top 5 hip-hop/R&B songs of 2018

Hip-hop artist Drake ruled the charts again in 2018. [Image via Drake/YouTube screencap]
Hip-hop artist Drake ruled the charts again in 2018. [Image via Drake/YouTube screencap]

These five songs were the biggest hip-hop/R&B hits on the charts for the past year.

Music streaming continues to be a big deal, and the artist on the No. 1 spot for the top five hip-hop songs fully knows it. In fact, that artist has three of the top five songs in the past year. Here's a look at what all made the list, per Billboard's year-end chart.

1

God's Plan - Drake

One artist seemingly dominated the music scene for hip-hop in 2018, and that was Drake. His newest album "Scorpion" unleashed a frenzy of hit songs including this chart-topper. It was his first single along with "Diplomatic Immunity" ahead of the new album's release this year. Drake has several other entries among the top 100 including those he's the solo artist for or a guest on.

2

I Like It - Cardi B, Bad Bunny, J Balvin

Cardi B took over for the female emcees on the hip-hop charts this past year. It samples the 1967 track of the same name by Pete Rodriguez. Even former President Barack Obama listed it amongst his favorite songs of the past year.

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