Puerto Rican singer luis fonsi’s Despacito , whose reggaeton beat has swept the globe, on Wednesday was named the most streamed song of all time .
The song label, universal music Latin Entertainment, said Despacito in its original and remixed versions had reached 4.6 billion streams across platforms including YouTube and Spotify.
Despacito went viral soon after its release in January and found an even wider audience in April when pop celebrity Justin Bieber appeared in a remix .
The song dethroned another track with Burner, the canadian’s 2015 song sorry, which has 4.38 billions plays, according to universal.
Despacito which means ” slowly ” in Spanish – has spent 10 weeks at number one on the U.S singles chart, the first Spanish language song to reach the top spot since Macarena in 1996.
Lucian Grainge , chairman and CEO of universal music Group , the world’s largest label conglomerate , called Despacito the biggest hit of 2017.