One of the most comprehensive documents on U.S. recording industry data is the annual Year-End Report compiled by BuzzAngle. The 2018 numbers are in, and some of the charts detail aggregate consumption of EDM releases over the past 12 months.
Perhaps the biggest upset in the EDM-focused sections of the report was singer/songwriter/producer Lauv coming in at #1 on the Top EDM Albums chart for his 2018 effort I Met You When I Was 18 (The Playlist). Runners up included The Chainsmokers, Calvin Harris and ODESZA.
Marshmello predictably dominated the Top EDM Songs chart. The anonymous producer's Bastille collaboration, "Happier," took the #1 spot, followed by his Anne Marie vehicle "FRIENDS."
An entire section of the report outlines how each figure was calculated. As with most recording industry gauges, consumption was measured in units that combined sales with streams on various platforms.
BuzzAngle's 2018 Year-End Report also dealt with recording industry trends as they applied to pop, hip-hop and other genres. Read the report in its entirety here.