‘Despacito’ is now the most streamed track of all time, having hit 4.6 billion streams yesterday. Justin Bieber’s remix of Daddy Yankee and and Luis Fonsi’s track was released in January and has been labeled as 2017’s ‘Summer Anthem’ by many. ‘Despacito’ supersedes ‘Sorry,’ also by Bieber, which was the previous record holder at 4.38 billion streams.
‘Despacito’ was released on Universal, and Lucian Grainge, chairman & CEO of Universal Music Group, stated: “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 case anyone has been living under a rock, stream ‘Despacito’ below to bolster its record breaking stream numbers.