"Despacito" Is Now The Most Streamed Song In Music History

By on July 21, 2017 in ArticlesMusic News

Daddy Yankee made history last week by becoming the first Latin artist in Spotify's history to reach the No. 1 spot on its worldwide chart. Now, just a week later, Daddy Yankee is making some more history in an even bigger way.

Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee's "Despacito" is now the most streamed track in the history of music. The track has 4.6 billion plays since its release in January. The 4.6 billion plays includes the plays from its original version, and official remix, which features Justin Bieber. Interestingly enough, the track dethroned Justin Bieber's "Sorry," which was previously the most streamed track in music history with 4.38 billion plays to date.

"Despacito" has 1.1 billion plays on Spotify and over 3 billion streams on official YouTube channels.

When speaking on the milestone accomplishment, Fonsi said the following, "Streaming is a connector for audiences worldwide and it has helped my music reach every corner of the planet. It is truly an honor that 'Despacito' is now the most streamed song in history."

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The Chairman & CEO of Universal Music Group, Lucian Grange, said: "Luis Fonsi already had the undisputed, biggest song of the year – and now he's setting even bigger records. Streaming has opened up the possibility of a song with a different beat, from a different culture and in a different language to become a juggernaut of success around the world… My congratulations to Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee and Justin Bieber, as well as everyone at Universal Music Latin Entertainment, Republic Records and Def Jam, on this tremendous accomplishment."

In addition to being the most streamed song of all time, the song is also the first Spanish language song to reach No. 1 on Spotify's Global 50 Chart, the first Spanish song to reach No. 1 on the Billboard Radio Songs Chart, and the music video for the song is the fastest to ever reach 2 billion views.

Congratulations to Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee, and Justin Bieber for their huge accomplishment.

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