UPDATED December 31, 2:14 p.m. ET: JAY-Z returns with another curated playlist featuring 21 Savage, Earl Sweatshirt, and more. You can stream JAY-Z's year-end picks here.

See original story from 12/10/18 below.


With the end of 2018 fast approaching, it's that time of the year where everyone decides what their favorite music of the year is.

Tidal's editorial director for culture and content, hip-hop, Elliott Wilson, announced on Monday that he had a special playlist curated by JAY-Z on the way, and as promised he's delivered with JAY-Z's year-end playlist with his 20 favorite tracks of the year.

It's a varied playlist, and JAY even gives Beyoncé a moment to shine by including a track from EVERYTHING IS LOVE, but perhaps the most surprising part is the inclusion of Drake three times. Also featured on the list is Pusha-T, Lil Baby and Gunna, Nipsey Hussle, Migos, Travis ScottKodak Black, Sheck Wes, Sauce Walka, Mozzy, Rich the Kid, Nas, Kids See Ghosts, Westside Gunn, Metro Boomin, and Meek Mill among others.

The list also notably features Kanye West three times, although one of those times is solely as a producer. Another notable inclusion is Jay Rock, Kendrick Lamar, Future, and James Blake's "King's Dead" from the Black Panther album.

Listen to JAY-Z's picks for best songs of the year above, and be sure to check out our very own list of the best albums of 2018 here.

Also Watch

Close