We Finally Have A Spanish-Language Song As The Most Streamed Song Of All Time
A Spanish-language song is now the most streamed song of all time.
Just six months since releasing “Despacito,” Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee have a lot to celebrate. The Caribbean smash hit has officially clinched the title of the most streamed song of all time. According to NPR, the song has racked up a total of 4.6 billion streams across different platforms, including Spotify and YouTube. The original version of the song has garnered almost 2.7 billion views on YouTube while the remix including Justin Bieber has reached more than 430 million views. The song has earned 1.1 billion streams on Spotify — just 200 million streams shy of being the most streamed song on Spotify of all time. That honor belongs to Drake’s “One Dance,” with 1.3 billion streams to date. The last song to hold the record for most streams was Justin Bieber’s “Sorry,” which had 4.38 billion streams, meaning he helped a Spanish-language song unseat his own record.
Fonsi took to Twitter to thank all of his fans for helping to make the song the success that it is.
— Luis Fonsi (@LuisFonsi) July 19, 2017
“Thank you for everybody involved for just loving it, supporting Latin music,” Fonsi says in the video. “Gracias por cantar in español conmigo, el mundo entero.”
Daddy Yankee also jumped on and thanked Fonsi for asking him to join in on the song.
— Daddy Yankee (@daddy_yankee) July 19, 2017
Congratulations, Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee! This is a much-deserved honor. *plays the YouTube video on repeat*