Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee and Justin Bieber have had the hit of 2017 with their remix of the former two artists' "Despacito." The mostly-Spanish track has now led the Billboard Hot 100 songs chart for 10 consecutive weeks while also taking over radio in the United States. Now on the heels of the song reaching its peak, "Despacito" has become the most streamed song worldwide through all platforms.
Universal Music Group is reporting on July 19 that the track has taken over the world on popular streaming services such as Spotify, Apple Music and even Pandora. The song has accrued over 4.6 billion streams and at time of publication, the song is No. 1 in the U.K., Australia and the United States. The figure includes both the original Spanish only version which accounts for roughly 20 percent of sales in the U.S. along with the version featuring Bieber. The remix however accounts for 4.38 billion of those streams. This also includes any remix of the song logged.
"Despacito" is the 35th song to spend at least 10 weeks on the Hot 100 songs chart since it began nearly 60 years ago. Currently, it leads the Hot 100 and all of its component charts--Digital Songs, Radio Songs, Streaming Songs and On-Demand Streaming Songs. The longest song to reign at No. 1 is Mariah Carey and Boyz II Men's "One Sweet Day" which held on for 16 weeks in 1995-1996.
The song also had become the fastest video to reach 2 billion views on VEVO/YouTube in only 154 days with 5.4 million hits happening in just 24 hours.