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post Dec 16 2017, 10:13 PM
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As the title says... who has been the biggest urban artist this year? Whereas last year it was undeniably Drake, it's been a lot closer this year.

I'd say Post Malone. From the UK, probably Stormzy with J Hus a close second. Agree? Would like to hear reasoning too.
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post Dec 16 2017, 10:53 PM
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Most definitely Post Malone worldwide, Stormzy in the UK, think you're spot on.
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post Dec 16 2017, 11:03 PM
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Second that with Post Malone then DJ Khaled possibly. UK ultimately Stormzy.

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post Dec 16 2017, 11:05 PM
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Kendrick might be thereabouts? HUMBLE. and the album have been big commercial successes in addition to the usual critical acclaim!
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1. Quavo
2. Post Malone
3. Kendrick
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4. Cardi B
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post Dec 17 2017, 04:21 AM
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Not sure about biggest but I know about the best.

SZA.
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post Dec 17 2017, 05:22 AM
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Critically: Kendrick or Stormzy
Commercially: Post Malone or Drake

The likes of Quavo, French Montana, Cardi B, SZA, J Hus, DJ Khaled, Future, Khalid, and Logic have all been big and prominent too. Some more deserving than others
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post Dec 17 2017, 10:30 AM
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Cardi made a big impact
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Only one - STORMZY so SHUT UP!!
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post Dec 17 2017, 02:07 PM
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QUOTE(Dexton @ Dec 17 2017, 05:22 AM) *
Critically: Kendrick or Stormzy
Commercially: Post Malone or Drake

The likes of Quavo, French Montana, Cardi B, SZA, J Hus, DJ Khaled, Future, Khalid, and Logic have all been big and prominent too. Some more deserving than others


I'd agree with this aside from Drake being as big as Post Malone. He was certainly less successful this year than 2016!
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post Dec 18 2017, 01:22 PM
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Internationally, I'd say Post Malone definetly, UK I'd say J Hus too.

French Montana, Cardi B, Stefflon Don, Yungen, DJ Khaled, Migos and SZA have all been prominent too.

Next year I would like to see more melody to R&B/Hip Hop , everything has felt SO similar and basic in production and melody.
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post Dec 18 2017, 01:30 PM
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I think Cardi B will be a one hit wonder

Steffon Don will do ok

French Montana and Migos will be over
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post Dec 18 2017, 01:54 PM
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I think some of the names mentioned have only had one song, however huge that song was, that captured the public's attention. I'm looking at Yungen and Logic, whereas French Montana and Cardi B have had huge hits AND crossed over. One look at social media shows how popular Cardi B is right now and her features too.

In the UK I think there is a strong argument for J Hus as biggest artist - in my experience his music has been unavoidable this year. Did You See is also one of the biggest songs of the year, no matter which way you look at it. However, Stormzy has really become a household name this year so can't really argue against him. I mean, how many UK rappers could release something like 'Big For Your Boots' which got love on the streets and the charts and appear on the X Factor!

Critically, a lot of good names mentioned here - Kendrick, SZA and Khalid especially. I think Kendrick challenges Post Malone for biggest artist of the year actually, every year he just seems to get bigger. Also, Kendrick is a household name now and I'm not sure Post Malone is quite there yet (although next year he probably will be).

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post Dec 22 2017, 12:37 PM
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QUOTE(Sqntq Clqus @ Dec 18 2017, 01:30 PM) *
I think Cardi B will be a one hit wonder

Steffon Don will do ok

French Montana and Migos will be over

Never mind, after hearing Cardi’s new song she’s definitely here to stay
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