Imagine Dragons leads almost every category in Billboard’s just-published lists of the highest-selling rock albums and songs of 2018 so far. The survey breaks down the biggest records based on both traditional sales and streaming-equivalent units, as well as digital single-song sales and streams with and without video. The Las Vegas-based Imagine Dragons tops every category except traditional album sales, where the band sits at Number Two with its 2017 album Evolve. Overall, rock still relies heavily on traditional album sales as opposed to streaming, with acts like Five Finger Death Punch, Metallica and Breaking Benjamin all placing on the Top 10 Selling Rock Albums chart, which is solely traditional. Some of the biggest songs on the survey include Bad Wolves’ cover of the Cranberries’ “Zombie,” Disturbed’s remake of Simon & Garfunkel’s “The Sound Of Silence” and Skillet’s “Monster.” But it was Imagine Dragons again who took the crown, with the top two selling digital rock songs being that band’s “Whatever It Takes” and “Thunder.” The latter and “Believer” also scored in the On-Demand Rock Song Streams, On-Demand Rock Audio Streams and On-Demand Rock Video Streams lists. Story source: Billboard

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