With megahits like Won’t Cry, a duet with Ashin of Mayday, singer Jay Chou was crowned the most-streamed act of 2019 in Taiwan, according to online music giant Spotify, followed by K-pop supergroup BTS and singer Jolin Tsai in second and third place. Post Malone, Billie Eilish and Ariana Grande were the most-streamed artists globally.
Meanwhile, Drake was named the world’s most-streamed artist of the decade. With over 28 billion global streams in the 2010s, the Canadian rapper outshined Ed Sheeran and Malone, who came in second and third. The world’s most-streamed songs of the decade were Shape of You by Sheeran, One Dance by Drake and Rockstar by Malone, in this order.
Spotify is now the world’s largest music streaming platform: nearly 141 million users visited its ad-supported platform in October last year. As campaigns for the US presidential election heat up, the company announced on Dec. 27 that it will suspend all political advertising on the site starting early this year, according to Reuters.
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(Eddy Chang, Taipei Times)
至於過去十年，全球最多串流收聽藝人冠軍是德瑞克！這位加拿大饒舌歌手在二○一○年代，以超過兩百八十億的播放次數，領先亞軍的紅髮艾德、季軍的馬龍。該年代最多串流收聽歌曲前三名則依序為︰艾德的《Shape of You》、德瑞克的《One Dance》、馬龍的《Rockstar》。
1. decade n.
十年 (shi2 nian2)
2. streaming adj.
串流 (chuan4 liu2)
3. platform n.
平台 (ping2 tai2)
4. suspend v.
(zhan4 ting2, zhong1 zhi3)
5. advertising n.
廣告 (guang3 gao4)
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