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YouTube Singapore Rewind 2019: What Were You Watching and Searching For This Year?

We’re merely a few weeks away from ushering in a whole new decade. That’s pretty wild. Before we go off and rejoice 2020, let’s take some time to pause, rewind and look back at the videos that made it to Singaporeans’ YouTube watchlists in 2019.

The world’s most popular online video community is back this year with YouTube Rewind. It brings together the biggest music, trends, memes, and characters from the past twelve months featuring today’s biggest YouTube stars and mainstream personalities. 

The annual list of YouTube videos features what Singaporeans were watching the past year. There are two main lists for this are the Top trending YouTube Non-Music Videos and Top Trending YouTube Music Video lists. 

Additionally, we’re in for a little treat. YouTube just launched the Most-Watched Creator Videos in Singapore, celebrating our homegrown channels who have produced inspiring, engaging and entertaining content #SupportLocal. 

You would be touched to know that content from Asian artists and content creators have made it in both lists this year where local pride and Asian flavour were definitely present. This is evident in Singaporeans’ interest in Asian artists through the top trending music and non-music YouTube videos.

Singapore: Top Trending YouTube Videos (Non-Music)

1. ZJSTV Music Channel: [ 纯享 ] Jackson Wang王嘉尔《安静》《梦想的声音3》EP12 20190111 / 浙江卫视官方音乐HD/ 

Based in South Korea, Jackson Wang is a Hong Kong rapper, singer and dancer. He is a member of the South Korean boy band Got7 under JYP Entertainment and is known for his appearances on Korean reality television, notably Roommate.

2. CNA: NDP 2019 theme song: Our Singapore 

The voices of 27 musicians from different generations including Rahimah Rahim, Stefanie Sun, JJ Lin, and Dick Lee propelled the beautiful rendition of “Our Singapore” to #2 spot in this year’s trending list.

3. JianHao Tan: The Big Surprise Proposal – JianHao Tan & Debbie

Singaporean personality JianHao Tan proposed to his girlfriend of 3 years Debbie Soon. His proposal, featuring a gorgeously decorated room, live musicians and hundreds of mutual friends, was captured on video and has since amassed more than 5 million views.

Singapore: Top Trending YouTube Videos (Music)

1. BLACKPINK: BLACKPINK – ‘Kill This Love’ M/V 

Among the top trending YouTube music videos, Kpop fans were grooving to the tunes of Black Pink (#1). A  South Korean girl group formed by YG Entertainment, consisting of members Jisoo, Jennie, Rosé, and Lisa. 

2. Ibighit: BTS (방탄소년단) ‘작은 것들을 위한 시 (Boy With Luv) feat. Halsey’ Official MV 

“Boy with Luv” is a song recorded by South Korean boy band BTS, featuring American singer Halsey, as the lead single for their sixth extended play Map of the Soul: Persona.

3. Wunderbar Studios: Maari 2 – Rowdy Baby (Video Song) | Dhanush, Sai Pallavi | Yuvan Shankar Raja | Balaji Mohan

The catchy Tamil track by Dhanush and Dhee was part of a soundtrack album by Yuvan Shankar Rajar for the sequel Maari 2, a Tamil action-comedy film directed by Balaji Mohan.  

Most Watched Creator Videos in Singapore

1. JianHao Tan: The Big Surprise Proposal – JianHao Tan & Debbie

Coming up top, no surprise, is the heartwarming proposal between Singapore’s top YouTuber, Jianhao Tan, with over 4.9M subscribers, and his wife Debbie that got the audience in happy tears.

2. Millennials of Singapore: Breakups – Real Talk Episode 17 (ft. Harvinth Skin)

Millennials of Singapore, who was 2018’s Top Rising Creator also achieved another milestone by breaking into this year’s YouTube trending list (#8) and becoming the second Most Watched Creator Video locally by tackling the tricky topic of breakups on their Real Talk series with guest star, Harvinth Skin, a YouTuber from Malaysia. 

3. Night Owl Cinematics: BLACKPINK – ‘Kill This Love’ – Dance Challenge in High Heels

Riding on K-Pop group, Black Pink’s Kill This Love frenzy, Night Owl Cinematics set the dancefloor on fire with an amusing challenge set to the beat of the iconic number to thank their fans for helping them reach the milestone of 900k subscribers.

#3 on Top Trending YouTube Videos (non-music) & #1, #8 on Most Watched Creator Videos in Singapore: 

“YouTube Rewind is always a huge moment for us and a great way to end the year – so it’s an honour for me to have my channel top the list of Most Watched Creator Videos in Singapore for 2019 and for our new female-focused channel Ladies First to be ranked too!

Both achievements are very personal to me, about my marriage proposal and my wife’s pregnancy, and is a reflection of what a big part YouTube is of my life. It has been a huge year for us and topping this list is a testament to the hard work that my team and I have put into the videos. We are incredibly thankful to all our subscribers and partners for making this year a huge success in many ways. Wait till you see what we’re up to in 2020!” – Jianhao Tan, CEO of Titan Digital Media

Find out more about all the year’s top trending videos at YouTube Singapore’s Rewind Channel.

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