It’s official – Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee’s “Despacito” is now the most-streamed song ever. In just six months, the track, including its remix featuring Justin Bieber, managed to surpass previous record holder, Justin Bieber’s “Sorry” (and its remixes).
According to Billboard, “Despacito” and its Justin Bieber remix have accumulated more than 4.6 billion streams across all platforms since it was released in January, climbing to the top of the charts in the U.S., UK and Australia.
Even before it broke this impressive streaming record, “Despacito” set a new record on Vevo by becoming the Spanish-language video with the most views in 24 hours, accumulating 5.4 million views. It also became the fastest Spanish language video to reach 200 million views, which it achieved in just 22 days. Additionally, it’s the fastest ever music video to reach 2 billion views (154 days).
“Despacito” has been number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for 10 weeks, becoming the 35th single in history to achieve this status. The record for the longest stretch at number 1 is Mariah Carey and Boyz II Men’s “One Sweet Day,” which reigned for 16 weeks in 1995-96.
Revisit “Despacito” featuring Justin Bieber below.
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