Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Despacito Is Most Streamed Song In History



Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee's "Despacito" has officially surpassed Justin Bieber’s 2015 hit 'Sorry' as the most streamed track of all time.

The song has been played over 4.6 billion times across different streaming platforms, Universal Music Latin Entertainment announced Tuesday.

"Despacito," which is performed by Puerto Rican artists Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee, as well as an accompanying remix featuring singer Justin Bieber has topped the Billboard Hot 100 for weeks.

The success of "Despacito" also helped Daddy Yankee claim the title of first Latino artist to lead in Spotify streams.

Fonsi said in a statement that streaming has helped his music reach every corner of the planet.

11 comments:

Tricia13 said...

And I've never heard.....
Officially out of touch.

Salaam said...

if any/everyone is familiar with 2Cellos, they have a fantastic cover version of "Despacito". https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D9LrEXF3USs

MontanaMarriott said...

It keeps being played at every Summer party I go to, UGHHHHHH

Jill said...

Never heard of it.

Another anon said...

Its very catchy

longtimereader said...

I love the song but f*** me when i go on holiday to spain in a month or so i'll hear it every bar and club i go to.

Kate said...

I hate myself for liking his music so much. Damn he has some catchy tunes.

just sayin\' said...

+1!!! old!!!

Bani\'sBlackBook said...

You're not alone! I was laughing at my mum just the other day as she didn't know Gangnam Style, which I then played for her, noting it as being one of the most watched YT vids ever... >>Ffwd to streaming news today and I'm like 'Despawho-now?' ? Not that I ever liked Gangnam Style, but at least I still had a toe in the loop back then!

OKay said...

I know that song. I have a 12-year-old daughter. I. HATE. It.

Do Tell said...

Glad to say I still haven't heard it, and never will.