Music streaming platform JOOX is closing off the year with its 2020 music annual review for Malaysia.
With COVID-19 ravaging the world outside, nothing offers more of an escapade than indulging in our favourite content. For many, the go-to is music, which opens up countless possibilities from local music, K-pop, EDM, Pop, Rock, and more.
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Malaysians, for one, have been spending much time with their top songs and artists, as revealed by JOOX in a press release today (23/12). More specifically, JOOX users in Malaysia listen to an average of 20 songs each day – with the total amounting to watching an entire superhero film series 1.2 million times.
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Among the top songs streamed on JOOX are ‘Sakit’ by Zynakal ft. YonnyBoii, ‘Stuck with U’ by Ariana Grande and Justin Bieber, ‘Dance Money’ by Tones and I, ‘Memories’ by Maroon 5, and ‘How You Like That’ by BLACKPINK.
Diving deeper into the statistics, Alan Walker is crowned the top international artist listened to on JOOX, while Dato' Sri Siti Nurhaliza comes through as the top local artist, and BTS as the top K-pop artist.
Dato' Sri @CTNurhaliza11 adalah Artis Lokal Paling Banyak Distrim di JOOX untuk tahun 2020. Semak Top 30 Artis Lokal di sini: https://t.co/lRC8A3kMt2#JOOXMY #JOOXMUSIC #JOOX pic.twitter.com/0ye0aRtCoM— JOOX Malaysia (@JOOXMY) December 14, 2020
Fridays and Saturdays saw more active sessions than other days of the week, while 5PM remains the peak hour for people to listen to music, perhaps giving music lovers a much-needed reprieve after a hard day at work.
Others, on the other hand, channeled their emotions into singing, spurring JOOX’s newest QuickSing feature into use. ‘Peluang Kedua’ by Nabila Razali emerges as the most-sung song, with ‘Sakit’ by Zynakal ft. YonnyBoii, ‘Cinta Sejati’ by Bunga Citra Lestari, and more not far behind in the list.
Lagu yang paling banyak dinyanyikan di JOOX tahun 2020: #PeluangKedua oleh #NabilaRazali. Anda salah seorang daripadanya? Semak Top 100 Lagu Karaoke di sini: https://t.co/Zjg0PXLiiJ#JOOXMY #JOOXMYKaraoke #JOOXMUSIC #JOOX @_nabilarazali pic.twitter.com/FrgEO2q3iK— JOOX Malaysia (@JOOXMY) December 14, 2020
Check out the rest of the songs and artists that made it to JOOX’s year-end list:
Top 10 Most-Streamed Songs (in no particular order):
‘Sakit’ – Zynakal ft. YonnyBoii
‘Sakit’ – ACHEY
‘Dance Monkey’ – Tones and I
‘Memories’ – Maroon 5
‘Sumpah’ – Naim Daniel
‘Peluang Kedua’ – Nabila Razali
‘Hutang’ – Floor 88
‘Sumpah’ – Aina Abdul
‘Stuck with U’ – Ariana Grande, Justin Bieber
‘How You Like That’ – BLACKPINK
Top International Artists:
Top 1: Alan Walker
Top 2: Andmesh Kamaleng
Top 3: Ali Gatie
Top Local Artists:
Top 1: Dato' Sri Siti Nurhaliza
Top 2: Naim Daniel
Top 3: Ukays
Top K-Pop Artists:
Top 1: BTS
Top 2: BLACKPINK
Top 3: TWICE
In 2020, JOOX traversed into the K-pop world, broadcasting exclusive shows and events including the 29th Seoul Music Awards, I-LAND, and the Mnet Asian Music Awards (MAMA) last month, which saw BTS, IU, NCT, Baekhyun, and more bringing home awards.
The app has also recently launched IDOL STATION, a new K-pop music live programme which enables fans to interact with their idols through live chats, performances, games, and others. Check it out here.