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Published on December 4th, 2018 | by Alan Cross

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Amazon offers up some interesting year-end statistics for music, video and more

Time for another best-of year-end list, this time from Amazon. This is directly from the press release.

Amazon Prime Music

  • The most streamed artist was Justin Timberlake.
  • Members’ favourite albums included Man of the Woods by Justin Timberlake, Camila by Camila Cabello, Astroworld by Travis Scott and Mitchell Tenpenny EP by Mitchell Tenpenny.
  • Members’ favourite 2018 songs included “The Middle,” by Zedd, Maren Morris & Grey; “Lose It,” by Kane Brown; “Idgaf,” by Dua Lipa; “Better Now,” by Post Malone; and “Done For Me,” by Charlie Puth, featuring Kehlani.
  • The most requested song via Alexa was “The Middle” by Zedd, Maren Morris & Grey.
  • The latest new releases on Prime Music in the U.S. are always available on the “Pulse of Prime” playlist.

Amazon Prime Video

  •  The two most binged Prime Original series worldwide to date include Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan starring John Krasinskiand Homecoming starring Julia Roberts.
  • Members loved The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel and so did the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. With eight Emmy Awards, the series won more than any comedy series ever has for a single season, including “Outstanding Comedy Series.”
  • Giving The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel five out of five stars, one enthusiastic member stated, “I’ve probably watched season one five times. Three by myself, and two more times introducing it to my friends. Mrs. Maisel is how all of us hope to be in similar situations.”
  • The top three cities worldwide that streamed the most hours of Prime Video per capita include Santa Clara, U.S.; Norderstedt, Germany; and Tokai, Japan.
  • Early risers in the U.S., U.K. and India streamed more Prime Video than any other country between the hours of 7 a.m. and 9 a.m. local time.
  • Night owls in Japan, Germany and Spain streamed more Prime Video than any other country between the hours of 11 p.m. and 1 a.m. local time.
  • This just in: The nine NFL games thus far on Prime Video and Twitch combined to reach 20 million total viewers in over 200 countries and territories and all 50 U.S. states.
  • This just in: The top three American cities that streamed the most minutes of Thursday Night Football so far this year include Atlanta, GA, Denver, CO and Seattle, WA.

Amazon Prime Books

  • They say the book is always better than the movie, but what about the comic book? Members tested that theory out with “Black Panther,” Prime Reading’s most beloved comic-to-movie adaptation.
  • Members love mysteries – half of Prime Reading’s top ten most read books this year were Mystery novels, including “Say You’re Sorry,” the most read book of the year.
  • The top five most borrowed titles by Prime members in the U.S. include “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone,” “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People,” “The Handmaid’s Tale,” “Milk and Honey” and “Say You’re Sorry.”
  • Members explored loss and survival with “Milk and Honey and are continuing their journey with the poet’s second book, “The Sun and Her Flowers.”

Favourite Amazon Products for 2018

  • Electronics: Panasonic ErgoFit In-Ear Earbuds Headphones, Fujifilm Instax Mini 9 Instant Camera, Tile Mate Bluetooth Tracker
  • Home Décor: Greenco Set of 3 Floating U Shelves, Nearly Natural 6-Foot Ficus Silk Tree, Umbra Trigg Hanging Planter Vase
  • Cookware: Lodge 10.25-Inch Pre-Seasoned Cast Iron Skillet, T-fal 5-Quart Saute Pan Jumbo Cooker with Lid, Calphalon Set of 10-Inch and 12-Inch Contemporary Hard-Anodized Aluminum Nonstick Cookware
  • Home Improvement: TP-Link Kasa Wi-Fi Smart Plug (Works with Amazon Alexa), Affresh Washing Machine Cleaner, Philips Hue LED Light Bulb (Works with Amazon Alexa)
  • TVs: TCL 55-Inch 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV, LG Electronics 65-Inch 4K Ultra HD Smart OLED TV, Samsung 65-Inch 4K Smart TV
  • Major Appliances: Danby 120-Can Beverage Center, Opal Nugget Ice Maker, Danby Compact Refrigerator
  • Lawn & Garden: REPEL Plant-Based Lemon Eucalyptus Insect Repellent, TERRO Liquid Ant Baits (2-Pack), Sun Joe Electric Pressure Washer
  • Office: Elmer’s Gallon of Glue, Ticonderoga #2 Pencils, Scotch Packaging Tape
  • Tools: Ergodyne N-Ferno Winter Balaclava Ski Mask, LE LED Headlamp, Streamlight Lithium Batteries
  • Sports: ProSource Puzzle Exercise Mat, Bowflex SelectTech Adjustable Dumbbells (Pair), Spalding NBA Street Basketball
  • Pets: Chuckit! Ultra Dog Ball, Nylabone Dura Chew Power Chew Textured Ring, Multipet Duckworth Duck Large Dog Toy
  • Toys & Games: Nerf N-Strike Elite Strongarm Blaster, L.O.L. Surprise! Bigger Surprise, Play-Doh Modeling Compound 10-Pack
  • Luxury Beauty: EltaMD UV Clear Broad-Spectrum Facial Sunscreen, Bioderma Sensibio HO Micellar Water, Mario Badescu Facial Spray
  • Prime Wardrobe: Prime members have loved access to thousands of brands available to try before they buy
  • Fashion: Top brands including Levi’s, Calvin Klein and Under Armour
  • Fashion Private Brands: Amazon Essentials, Goodthreads and Daily Ritual

Amazon’s Fastest Deliveries in 2018

  • 8 minutes in Berkeley, CA to deodorize with Hartz Home Protection Lavender Scent Odor-Eliminating Gel Dog Pads
  • 9 minutes in Kirkland, WA to game with the Nintendo SNES Classic
  • 9 minutes in Los Angeles, CA to relieve with the TriggerPoint Foam Massage Ball and Excedrin Migraine Caplets
  • 9 minutes in Seattle, WA to sip La Crema Pinot Noir
  • 9 minutes in Charlotte, NC to carry to school with the High Sierra Loop Backpack

Amazon Canada also has this infographic.




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is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.


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