Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee Set Streaming Record

by VVN Music

It is getting more and more rare that a veteran artist hits the Hot 100. That's why it is beyond belief that one is part of the song that has set the all-time streaming record.

Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee's Despacito was doing really well for a Spanish language record upon its release but, when a new mix was put out with Justin Bieber, the record went literally "through the roof".

On Wednesday (July 19), Despacito became the most streamed track of all time worldwide. Currently with over 4.6 billion streams and continuing to grow, the song passed Bieber's own Sorry, which had 4.38 billion, and Ed Sheeran's Shape of You with 4.07 billion.

How long the record stands is questionable.  The record is still number 1 worldwide, topping the charts in all of the countries that we follow, so 5 billion should happen in short order and 6 billion is well within its sights; however, streaming is growing at a rate of over 30% per year so others will most likely be piling up numbers soon.

Daddy Yankee released his first album, No Mercy, in 1995 and has topped the U.S. Latin Singles five time and Albums charts six time. On the Hot 100, his biggest hit prior to Despacito was Oye Mi Canto by N.O.R.E. Featuring Nina Sky, Big Mato, Gem Star & Daddy Yankee (2004 / #12). He also made it 24 with Rompe in 2005. I Britain, his biggest hit before Despacito is Gasolina (2004 / #5).

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