Lil Nas X's "Old Town Road" Leads Multiple 2019 Mid-Year Charts

J. Cole, Travis Scott, Post Malone, and Swae Lee had huge songs in the first half of the year.

(AllHipHop News) It almost feels like "Old Town Road" is the only song released in 2019. The single is ubiquitous. A new mid-year report from Nielsen Music indicates Lil Nas X's breakout hit was by far the most purchased and most streamed record between January 4 and June 20.

"Old Town Road" leads the Mid-Year Top 10 Selling Digital Songs, Mid-Year Top 10 On-Demand Song Streams, and Mid-Year Top 10 On-Demand Audio Streams charts. The Country-Trap anthem sold 958,000 copies, amassed 1,337,995,000 audio/video streams, and totaled 596,113,000 audio streams.

Post Malone & Swae Lee's “Sunflower" made the Top 3 of the Selling Digital Songs, On-Demand Song Streams, and On-Demand Audio Streams tallies. J. Cole's "Middle Child" landed at #6 on the Top 10 On-Demand Song Streams chart and #5 on the Top 10 On-Demand Audio Streams chart. Travis Scott's “Sicko Mode” also made the Top 10 of both streaming lists.

The Mid-Year Top 10 Album rankings feature Khalid's Free Spirit (#3 - 929,000 equivalent album units), A Boogie wit da Hoodie's Hoodie SZN (#5 - 810,000 units), Drake's Scorpion (#7 - 718,000 units), and Juice WRLD's Death Race for Love (#9 - 675,000 units). Ariana Grande's Thank U, Next is the most consumed album of 2019 (1,552,800 units).

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 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)
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