It was a great year in rock, with Panic! at Disco really having a moment, especially when it comes to the Billboard rock charts. The chart-based publication revealed that the Brendon Urie-led act topped several charts in 2019, including the Top Rock Artist tally.
“High Hopes” and “Hey Look Ma, I Made It” finished 1-2 for the year on the Billboard Hot Rock Songs chart, catapulting them from No. 3 Top Rock Artist of 2018 to No. 1 in 2019.
“High Hopes” topped the Alternative Songs chart, spending 16 non-consecutive weeks at No. 1 between 2018 and 2019. It spent a total of 43 weeks atop the Hot Rock Songs chart, which Billboard claimed erased the record. 30 weeks previous. by “Heathens” from Twenty One Pilots. “High Hopes” also became the group’s first Top 30 hit on Billboard’s Hot 1000 in over a decade when it peaked at No. 4. “Hey Look Ma, I Made It” then followed suit. , climbing to No. 16.
Panic’s other chart accomplishments included topping the Alternative Songs Artist and Rock Airplay Artist charts.
Meanwhile, Panic! at the Disco beat out a classic act as top rock artist of the year. Queen, who returned to the limelight with the 2018s Bohemian Rhapsody film, saw the fruits of that momentum carry over into the new year. The film’s boost helped boost sales and material streams across the entire Queen catalog. They went from No. 6 in 2018 to No. 2 in 2019 on the Top Rock Artists chart.
Queen was the No. 1 act on the rock album artist chart and they also topped the rock digital song sales artist chart, such as the Bohemian Rhapsody the soundtrack spent 20 weeks at No. 1.
For a true modern hard rock artist among Billboard’s year-end chart toppers, you need to check out Disturbed. The group won the title on the Mainstream Rock Songs Artists chart, claiming the title for the first time since 2016.
Take a closer look at all of Billboard’s year-end charts here.
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