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.
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.
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
Most streamed local artists
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Most streamed groups in Hong Kong
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
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
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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