Billboard 12/31/19

Billboard.com has revealed what it considers almost all the top charting and selling rock albums, rock songs and rock artists of the 2010s. A number of other online sites have questioned whether some of the acts are even rock at all, but the best-selling and streaming rock LPs of the decade were:

1. Twenty One Pilots – Blurryface
2. Mumford & Sons – Sigh No More
3. Imagine Dragons – Night Visions
4. Various Artists – Guardians Of The Galaxy: Awesome Mix Vol. 1
5. Imagine Dragons – Evolve
6. fun. – Some Nights
7. Lorde – Pure Heroine
8. The Lumineers – The Lumineers
9. Panic! At The Disco – Death Of A Bachelor
10. Hozier – Hozier

Other notable entries on the list of the top 50 selling rock albums include Disturbed‘s Immortalized at Number 24; Nickelback‘s Dark Horse at Number 28; Metallica‘s Hardwired…To Self-Destruct at 32; Linkin Park‘s A Thousand Suns at 39; Skillet‘s Awake at 40 and Foo Fighters‘ Wasting Light at Number 50.

The top 10 best performing rock songs on the charts were:

1. Imagine Dragons – “Believer“
2. Imagine Dragons – “Thunder“
3. Imagine Dragons – “Radioactive“
4. Panic! At The Disco – “High Hopes“
5. The Lumineers – “Ho Hey“
6. Twenty One Pilots – “Heathens“
7. Walk The Moon – “Shut Up And Dance“
8. Portugal. The Man – “Feel It Still“
9. Twenty One Pilots – “Ride“
10. Twenty One Pilots – “Stressed Out“

Other highlights of that list included Foo Fighters‘ “Rope” at Number 16 and “Walk” at Number 19, while Stone Sour claimed Number 24 with “Say You’ll Haunt Me“; Linkin Park landed at 48 with “Waiting For The End” and Disturbed‘s cover of Simon & Garfunkel‘s “The Sound Of Silence” surfaced at Number 49. The full list for the top rock songs of the past decade can be found here.

Billboard will reveal the top 10 rock artists of the past decade in two installments, with six through nine unveiled between January and April and the top five named on April 29th at the 2020 Billboard Music Awards. For now, Numbers 10 through 20 are:

10. Foo Fighters
11. Lorde
12. Queen
13. Five Finger Death Punch
14. Muse
15. Hozier
16. Shinedown
17. Disturbed
18. fun.
19. Foster The People
20. Three Days Grace

Other notables on the list include Bastille (Number 22), Cage The Elephant (Number 24), Red Hot Chili Peppers (Number 25), Avenged Sevenfold (Number 26), Nickelback (Number 30), Breaking Benjamin (Number 35), Seether (Number 39), Godsmack (Number 40) and Metallica (Number 41).

Story source: The PRP

TL; DR:

  • Billboard.com has revealed almost all the top charting and selling rock albums, rock songs and rock artists of the 2010s.
  • The best-selling and streaming rock LP of the decade was Twenty One Pilots‘ Blurryface.
  • The top three best performing rock songs on the charts were all by Imagine Dragons, while the top five rock artists will be unveiled in April.