Hong Kong pop sensation G.E.M has beaten out screen legend Jackie Chan and Ip Man 3 star Donnie Yen as Hong Kong’s most popular celebrity on social media.

The study was conducted by online artist community alivenotdead.com and social media data analysts Lamplight Analytics who announced their findings in their inaugural ranking of Hong Kong’s most social media engaged media figures.


Singer G.E.M. tops the list by a large margin, with the highest ratio of user engagement across social media. The large disparity underscores the importance of real engagement on social media as G.E.M is very active on both Facebook and Instagram platforms.  The ranking takes into account online mentions and social media engagement such as comments and shares.

Let’s run through the list of Top 10 Hong Kong artists on the study and their engagement score:

1. G.E.M (鄧紫棋) 100


2. Jackie Chan (成龍) 63

Jackie Chan

3. Donnie Yen (甄子丹) 61

Donnie Yen 

4. Shawn Yue (余文樂) 60 

Shawn Yue

5. Denise Ho (何韻詩) 59

Denise Ho

6. Pakho Chau (周柏豪) 59

Pakho Chau1

7. Shu Qi (舒淇) 55 

Shu Qi

8. Joey Yung (容祖兒) 54

Joey Yung

9. Edison Chen (陳冠希) 51

Edison Chen

10. Chrissie Chau 周秀娜 51

Chrissie Chau

For more information on the full list check out Lamplight Analytics and alivenotdead.com. The full list will be published later this year.