Unless you’ve been hiding in a soundproof underground shelter, the catchy, sensual sound of “Despacito” has surely reached your ears at least once.
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Well, now Luis Fonsi’s hit single has become the most streamed song of all time, with 4.6bn streams globally, according to Universal Music Latin Entertainment.
While that means “Sorry” by Justin Bieber has now been relegated to second place, Bieber has reasons to rejoice as his version of the song “Despacito (Remix)” helped the track become a worldwide hit.
“Streaming has opened up the possibility of a song with a different beat, from a different culture and in a different language to become a juggernaut of success around the world,” Universal CEO Lucian Grainge said. Read more…
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