From BTS to Shawn Mendes, Spotify’s 2019 music wrap reveals the most streamed songs, albums and artists in Hong Kong

South China Morning Post 發布於 2019年12月08日07:12 • Gigi Choy gigi.choy@scmp.com
  • The most streamed track in Hong Kong was ‘Señorita’ by Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello
  • Eason Chan Yik-shun was Hong Kong’s most streamed male artist, and Joey Yung Cho-yee the most streamed female artist
Spotify’s 2019 music wrap reveals the most streamed songs, albums and artists in Hong Kong, with singer Eason Chan coming out on top as the city’s most streamed artist of the year.

Each year, music streaming giant Spotify's "Wrapped" campaign looks back at the songs, albums and artists each of its 248 million users worldwide listened to during the past 12 months.

2019 was a big year for Eason Chan Yik-shun, who was Hong Kong's most streamed artist, on both the local and global lists.

Taiwanese pop star Jay Chou came second on the global list, with mainland China-born Canto-pop singer Hins Cheung King-hin coming in at number three. Cheung was second on the list of most-streamed Hong Kong artists, with Joey Yung Cho-yee taking third place.

For a third straight year, Chan and Yung have kept their crowns as Hong Kong's most streamed male and female artists.

Singer Joey Yung Cho-yee.

Known for his dynamic stage presence and versatile voice, Chan, 45, is often seen as the successor to Canto-pop "king" Jacky Cheung Hok-yau. Chan remains one of Hong Kong's bestselling singer-songwriters.

His fans, however, were left disappointed when, last month, Chan cancelled a 25-night run of shows that were due to be held at the Hong Kong Coliseum in Hung Hom from December 9 to January 7. Hung Hom, site of Polytechnic University, was badly affected by the ongoing anti-government protests in the city. The announcement came soon after Chou cancelled a long-anticipated concert due to be held at Hong Kong Disneyland this month.

Meanwhile, K-pop continued to prove popular in Hong Kong, with South Korean boy band BTS named the most streamed group in the city. Taiwanese pop rock band Mayday and Hong Kong rockers Dear Jane came second and third.

The year's biggest song in Hong Kong was Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello's Senorita, followed by Ariana Grande's 7 Rings and Billie Eilish's Bad Guy.

With more than 6 billion streams this year alone, Eilish's "When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?" was the most streamed album of 2019 worldwide, making it the first time a female-led album topped Spotify's end-of-year survey.

K-pop boy band BTS.

The 17-year-old made Grammy history in 2019 as the youngest artist to be nominated in all four of the most prestigious categories of the annual music awards ceremony: record of the year, album of the year, song of the year, and best new artist.

Spotify also revealed the most popular artists of the decade, with Canadian artist Drake claiming the top spot. The rapper, with more than 28 billion streams on the platform since 2010, beat out Ed Sheeran, Post Malone, Ariana Grande and Eminem.

Sheeran's 2017 hit Shape of You was the most streamed track of the decade. The British singer-songwriter later gave the team behind all-female R&B trio TLC's 1999 single No Scrubs writing credits after comparisons were made between the two songs.

Most streamed artists in Hong Kong

Eason Chan

Jay Chou

Hins Cheung

Ed Sheeran

Joey Yung

Most streamed local artists

Eason Chan

Hins Cheung

Joey Yung

Kay Tse On-kay

Janice Vidal

Eason Chan Yik-shun.

Most streamed groups in Hong Kong

BTS

Mayday

Dear Jane

Maroon 5

Blackpink

Most streamed tracks in Hong Kong

Senorita " Shawn Mendes, Camila Cabello

7 Rings " Ariana Grande

Bad Guy " Billie Eilish

Sunflower " Post Malone, Swae Lee

Shallow " Bradley Cooper, Lady Gaga

Canadian singer Drake.

Most streamed albums in Hong Kong

"When We Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?" " Billie Eilish

"Shawn Mendes" " Shawn Mendes

"Thank U, Next" " Ariana Grande

"Hins Cheung, It's Time" " Hins Cheung

"Hollywood's Bleeding" " Post Malone

Most streamed artists of the decade

Drake

Ed Sheeran

Post Malone

Ariana Grande

Eminem

Most streamed tracks of the decade

Shape of You " Ed Sheeran

One Dance " Drake, Kyla, WizKid

Rockstar " Post Malone, 21 Savage

Closer " The Chainsmokers, Halsey

Thinking Out Loud " Ed Sheeran

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