'Despacito' breaks record for most streamed song of all time


"Despacito" ("Slowly") has spent 10 consecutive weeks on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart, 17 weeks at No.1 in Spain and 9 weeks in the top spot in Britain, Universal Music said.

It was only released in January, but seven months on, "Despacito" has officially become the most-streamed song of all time.

In a statement, Luis Fonsi had this to say about the song's success, "Streaming has made it possible for audiences around the world to connect with the music and has helped my music reach every corner of the earth".

Take a closer look at that record and two more below.

The song "Despacito" bumped from the most-streamed distinction, interestingly enough, is Bieber's own single.

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The song has been played more than 4.6 billion times across various streaming platforms, overtaking Bieber's 2015 track Sorry which previously held the title.

Those are the total combined streams of both the original, exclusively Spanish-language version, and the remix featuring Bieber.

21 days later, the video broke yet another Vevo record when it reached 200 million views.

When asked about the songs crossover appeal in an interview with NBC Latino, Fonsi said, "The lovely thing about it is that "Despacito" is not really an English crossover".

Sir Lucian Grainge, Chairman & CEO, Universal Music Group, said: "Luis Fonsi already had the undisputed, biggest song of the year - and now he's setting even bigger records. I also congratulate Erika Ender, Daddy Yankee and Justin Bieber for their valuable contributions, as well as the different teams involved in the success of this song".