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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.

“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.

Congratulations, Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee! This is a much-deserved honor. *plays the YouTube video on repeat*


READ: The Score You Get On This Quiz Will Determine How Many Times You’ve Heard ‘Despacito’ On The Radio

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Marc Anthony Streams Concert For Free After Livestream Collapse, Fans React on Twitter

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Marc Anthony Streams Concert For Free After Livestream Collapse, Fans React on Twitter

Salsa superstar Marc Anthony was set to have his global livestream concert “Una Noche” Saturday, April 17 at 8 p.m. EST. He was supposed to perform his greatest hits and fans were hyped about a Daddy Yankee cameo. However, the concert never happened on its initial date. Here’s what went down.

The livestream was supposed to start on Saturday, April 17 at 8 p.m. EST through the Maestro platform. 

The Maestro platform has in the past streamed events like the Fortnite World Cup, NBA, Coachella, and more live events.

At the time of the concert, it was estimated to have sold over 100,000 tickets starting at $25 each and fans from over 85 countries were going to watch the historic event. 

Marc Anthony posted on his Instagram that they were working through technical difficulties.

By 1 a.m. EST on Sunday that they finally pulled the plug and announced the cancellation. 

“Due to the overwhelming demand that caused a complete collapse of the streaming platform,” Anthony said in a statement. “I am deeply sorry for this technology failure that unfortunately was out of our control.”

Fans took to Twitter to share their reactions/memes to #MarcAnthonyUnaNoche.

Marc, being the class act that he is, posted a lengthy apology and assured fans that he would work on getting their refunds and that the people that waited so long to watch him in concert, will in fact get a chance to see the show.

To make it up to his fans, Anthony shared the original livestream for free on his YouTube channel for 24 hours.

For 24 hours, fans were able to watch the show from the original livestream. Anthony again reassured fans that their tickets would be refunded.

At last, Marc Anthony fans, we got our concert!

While the experience wasn’t as smooth as intentionally planned, Marc was a man of his word and the concert was a delight for many fans worldwide.

Thank you Marc for your commitment to your fans!

READ: Alert La Familia! There’s a Marc Anthony Livestream Concert Coming in April

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Latin Music Revenue in the U.S. Grew in 2020, Up 20 Percent in Streaming

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Latin Music Revenue in the U.S. Grew in 2020, Up 20 Percent in Streaming

Despite the COVID-19 pandemic that grips the globe, Latin music in the U.S. saw a 20 percent rise in streaming revenue in 2020. The genre posted a fifth consecutive year of overall revenue growth last year, according to the RIAA on Wednesday.

Latin music posted its best revenue in the U.S. since 2005.

The RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America) released the 2020 year-end report on Latin music.

“Latin music continues to ‘punch above its weight’ – posting its fifth straight year of growth amidst the challenges and disruptions of the COVID economy,” wrote RIAA COO Michele Ballantyne in an annual revenue report.

After accounting for 5 percent of overall music revenue in the U.S. in 2019, that percentage rose to 5.4 percent last year. Latin music is heavily consumed on streaming and video platforms. Revenue for the genre is at its highest since 2005, the era when reggaeton music first broke through thanks to Puerto Rican acts like Daddy Yankee, Ivy Queen, and Tego Caulderón.

Bad Bunny had the highest-certified Latin music single of 2020.

Over a decade later, and it’s still reggaeton and Boricua artists that are leading the pack of Latin music stars. According to the RIAA, Bad Bunny’s “Yo Perreo Sola” was the highest-certified Latin music single of 2020. The hit song from his Grammy and Latin Grammy-winning YHLQMDLG album was certified 24-times Diamante. The RIAA is responsible for certifying albums and singles as platinum and gold. Latin music accounted for 15 percent of the certifications in 2020.

The news about Bad Bunny shouldn’t be a surprise as Spotify revealed last year that he was the most-streamed artist globally on the platform. He was followed by Canadian superstar Drake and Colombian reggaeton singer J Balvin.

The RIAA credits Latin music’s 20 percent streaming growth in 2020 to the fans who are turning to paid streaming subscriptions. YouTube is another major platform where Latin music is consumed. Billboard reported that 30 percent of the top 100 music videos of 2020 were from Latin music artists.  

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