What’s happening at the top of the music industry in 2018?

A record number of artists are heading out on their own in the US, and some are not only leaving the majors but also going global.

Here are the 10 biggest artists in 2018.1.

EDM superstar Disclosure – 4.5 million2.

British pop singer Ellie Goulding – 4 million3.

British singer-songwriter Taylor Swift – 3.9 million4.

British hip hop artist Kendrick Lamar – 3 million5.

Canadian pop singer-singer Rihanna – 3,000,0006.

British metal band Metallica – 3m7.

British indie band Sleater-Kinney – 2.7 million8.

Canadian singer-musician Miley Cyrus – 2 million9.

British DJ and producer Tiesto – 2m10.

Swedish producer Zedd – 2,500,000What are the biggest artists leaving the music scene?10.

ED Maven – 4m (Lionel Richie)