‘Despacito’ Becomes The Most Streamed Song Of All Time
The Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee song featuring Justin Bieber just made a huge history in music by becoming the most streamed song of all time
According to Universal Music Latin Entertainment, after just six months the song has notched 4.6 billion streams across all platforms. This also means Bieber has helped break his own record; “Despacito” replaces Bieber’s “Sorry”, which previously held the title.
“I don’t want to use the word accident because I was trying to write a hit, but I didn’t plan for it to cross over. I just wanted to make people dance,” Fonsi said about the surprise success of the song.
“I come from Puerto Rico and I live in Miami. We’re living in an interesting time right now when people want to divide us. They want to build walls. And for a song to bring people and cultures together, that’s what makes me proud,” he said.
Here are the other records the song broke: most views in 24 hours by a Spanish-language music video, the fastest Spanish-language video to earn 200 million views and the fastest music video ever to reach 2 billion views.
Now spending 26 weeks on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, the song is No.