With his new megahit “Mojito” and many other hits, Taiwanese “King of Pop” Jay Chou continues to dominate online music giant Spotify’s 2020 list, remaining the most-streamed artist in Taiwan last year. He was followed by Hong Kong singer G.E.M. and South Korean supergroup BTS at second and third spot.
The most-streamed albums of 2020 included “Outta Body” by E.SO, a member of Taiwanese group MJ116, “#osnrap” by singer OSN and “City Zoo” by G.E.M. “Miss You 3,000,” the theme song of hit drama “Someday and One Day” by rock band 831, was named the most-streamed song, followed by OSN’s “Without You” and Eric Chou’s “What’s Wrong” on the list.
Globally, Puerto Rican rapper Bad Bunny was the biggest artist, amassing 8.3 billion streams last year, while his album “YHLQMDLG” was the biggest album worldwide. “Blinding Lights” by Canadian singer The Weeknd was the most popular song on Spotify’s 2020 list.
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(Eddy Chang, Taipei Times)
在全球音樂串流方面，波多黎各饒舌歌手壞痞兔勇奪最佳串流藝人，去年累積多達八十三億次播放，同時他的專輯《YHLQMDLG》亦勇奪最佳串流專輯。加拿大歌手威肯所演唱的《Blinding Lights》，則是Spotify 最佳串流歌曲。
Shocks to supply chains are engulfing a wider swath of the global economy as the pandemic rages on, threatening to stifle Asia’s trade-led recovery just as soaring freight rates make it harder for businesses to weather another year like 2020. Shortages of consumer goods like paper towels and work-from-home gear early in the COVID-19 crisis have given way to parts shortfalls in one of the most globally integrated of industries: auto manufacturing. Compounding the industrial imbalances are transport woes plaguing consumer and healthcare sectors still dealing with a dearth of available shipping containers to move components and finished products out of China,
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Taiwan has recently been hit by a succession of cold spells. The Ministry of Health and Welfare’s Health Promotion Administration (HPA) has issued a special reminder for scooter and motorcycle riders to beware of strong winds that could cause their body temperature to drop too fast, and to take precautions against the cold. People should memorize the warning signs of heart disease and stroke, and anyone who suffers from facial drooping, arm weakness or speech difficulties should promptly be taken for medical treatment. All parts of Taiwan have been experiencing cold weather under the influence of a strong continental cold