Luis Fonsi’s ‘Despacito’ is the most-streamed song of all time

Justin Bieber’s “Sorry” has been dethroned as the most-streamed song of all time — and ironically, he played a hand in getting a new song to the top of the heap. “Despacito,” performed by Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee, has hit more than 4.6 billion streams across all platforms since it was released in January, reports Billboard. However, there’s a caveat worth pointing out here. This takes into account stream of both the original song as well as a remix that features — you guessed it — Justin Bieber.

Streams of Bieber’s own “Sorry” also include the tune’s various remixes, so at least the songs are on a level playing field. Universal Music Group says “Sorry” has racked up 4.38 billion streams thus far. But “Sorry” has been out for nearly two years now, making the rise of “Despacito” all the more impressive.

As for where “Despacito” is being streamed, 92 percent of all plays are coming from Spotify and YouTube, notes NPR. More than 2.6 billion streams came from YouTube, while the original and remixed versions have been played a combined 1.1 billion times on Spotify. There’s also an audio-only YouTube version that has about 425 million streams.

Despite this swell of interest, “Despacito” isn’t yet the top-played song on Spotify — or YouTube, for that matter. Drake’s “One Dance” is the king of Spotify with nearly 1.3 billion streams, and Wiz Khalifa just recently had his video for “See You Again” surpass “Gangnam Style” as the single most popular clip on YouTube with about 2.9 billion plays. If Khalifa wants to go for the all-time streams record now held by Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee, he might want to put out a remix — and it should probably feature Justin Bieber.

Source: Luis Fonsi’s ‘Despacito’ is the most-streamed song of all time


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I have over (24) years of Computer Aided Drafting & Design experience and over (16) years of IT experience. After graduating high school I attended a Technical College and earned an Associate Degree in Drafting & Design. I then enrolled at the University of Puerto Rico where I earned an A.S. in Civil Engineering Technologies. While attending the Univ. of Puerto Rico I worked as a freelance Drafter for a variety of architects and engineers. During my senior year I began to work for the firm Planning Management & Development in Ponce, Puerto Rico. Two years later I was offered the position at Mario Corsino & Associates, which later became InterGroup a medium size Civil Engineering, Architectural and Planning firm in Bayamon, Puerto Rico. At InterGroup I became assistant chief drafter where I was responsible for 20+ drafters & civil techs, and this is also where I began my IT training. In 2000 I decided to move to St. Petersburg, FL where I was hired as CAD Manager at Advanced Engineering & Design a small Civil Engineering firm established in 1998. Currently still employed by Advanced Engineering & Design I’m now the CAD/IT Manager. I have also continued to expand my knowledge base in both the IT & CADD fields through continued training, certifications, and attending Autodesk University. I’m currently an Autodesk Certified Professional proficient in AutoCAD, Civil 3D and various other Autodesk products. I have been the President of the Tampa Bay Autodesk Users Group (TBAUG) since late 2007 and a member of Autodesk Users Group International (AUGI) since 1996. I have an A.S. Degree in Computer Networking , a Bachelors of Applied Science in Technology Management and currently finishing work on my Masters in Computer Information Systems. I’m a licensed drafter in the US Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and a Microsoft Certified Professional. I hold certificates as a Microsoft Certified IT Professional: Server Administrator, Cisco Networking Associate Professional and Linux Administrator.
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