Billie Eilish dominates 2019 on Apple Music

NEW YORK• Newcomer Billie Eilish dominated Apple Music streams this year, scoring the top streamed album of the year with When We Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?, Apple Music said on Tuesday.

Eilish, 17, who burst onto the alternative pop scene this year, came fifth on the list of most streamed songs with Bad Guy, Apple Music said in a year-end list.

Eilish's Bad Guy single also came top of the most Shazamed songs this year, the music recognition app owned by Apple said.

Another breakout artist, black rapper Lil Nas X, had the top streamed song this year on Apple Music with his viral hit Old Town Road, which also spent 19 weeks at the top of the Billboard charts.

Colombian reggaeton artist J. Balvin, who was featured on hits I Like It, Say My Name and China, was the most Shazamed artist this year.

Ariana Grande and Post Malone both had two entries on Apple Music's global top 10 streamed songs of the year.

Grande's break-up ode Thank U, Next and single 7 Rings were third and fourth, while Post Malone's Sunflower from the animated movie Spider-Man: Into The Spiderverse (2018) and Wow took second and sixth place.


A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on December 05, 2019, with the headline 'Billie Eilish dominates 2019 on Apple Music'. Print Edition | Subscribe