Top 50 Artists of 2020

This section contains the side by side comparison of the top 50 of Billboard's top 100 artists of 2020 and Jarrett Nolan's cumulative point method (aka the Nolan Method).

Check here for the top 100 songs of 2020 (Billboards vs. Nolan Method) or this page for the breakdown in alphabetical order.

2020 Billboard Artists' Ranking vs. Nolan Method Chart

These top 50 artists of 2020 were created using data between December 2019 to the last week of November 2020.

The Billboard ranking is based on an artist's chart performance on the Billboard Hot 100, Billboard 200 and Social 50, and Boxscore touring revenue.

Meanwhile, the Nolan Method ranking is based on an artist's chart performance on the Billboard Hot 100 WITHIN the Top 40. Points for collaborations are awarded to each credited artist.

1

Post Malone

Roddy Ricch

2

the Weeknd

DaBaby

3

Roddy Ricch

Drake

4

DaBaby

the Weeknd

5

Drake

Justin Bieber

6

Juice WRLD

Harry Styles

7

Lil Baby

Juice WRLD

8

Harry Styles

Dua Lipa

9

Taylor Swift

Post Malone

10

Pop Smoke

Megan Thee Stallion

11

Billie Eilish

Lewis Capaldi

12

Dua Lipa

Lil Baby

13

Luke Combs

Future

14

Lil Uzi Vert

Pop Smoke

15

Justin Bieber

Billie Eilish

16

Lewis Capaldi

Lil Uzi Vert

17

YoungBoy Never Broke Again

Ariana Grande

18

BTS

Young Thug

19

Bad Bunny

Gabby Barrett

20

Megan Thee Stallion

Chris Brown

21

Rod Wave

Charlie Puth

22

Doja Cat

Quavo

23

Travis Scott

Mustard

24

Morgan Wallen

Jack Harlow

25

Lizzo

Maroon 5

26

Future

SAINt JHN

27

Ariana Grande

Maren Morris

28

Eminem

Travis Scott

29

Maroon 5

Doja Cat

30

Young Thug

Arizona Zervas

31

Kane Brown

Taylor Swift

32

Chris Brown

Lil Wayne

33

Jonas Brothers

Nicki Minaj

34

Maren Morris

Tones and I

35

Halsey

BTS

36

Gunna

Jason Derulo

37

Elton John

Jawsh 685

38

Tones and I

Tory Lanez

39

Polo G

Camila Cabello

40

Ed Sheeran

Beyonce

41

Selena Gomez

Cardi B

42

Camila Cabello

Marshmello

43

Gabby Barrett

Gunna

44

Lady Gaga

Lil Durk

45

Khalid

Lil Mosey

46

Lil Mosey

Lizzo

47

SAINt JHN

Lady Gaga

48

Trevor Daniel

Dan + Shay

49

Jack Harlow

Selena Gomez

50

Jhene Aiko

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