‘Despacito’ Becomes Most Streamed Song Ever
The hit summer dance song Despacito has become the most streamed song of all time. It now has more than 4.6 billion plays across major streaming services.
It passed Justin Bieber's 2015 song Sorry this week to break the all-time record.
Puerto Rican singer Luis Fonsi and rap singer Daddy Yankee released Despacito in January. They later released a version that included Justin Bieber. The remixed song helped increase its popularity in several English-speaking countries, including the United States.
Despacito, which means "slowly" in Spanish, is also now the most successful Spanish-language pop song of all time.
The chief of Universal Music Group, Lucian Grainge, released a statement about Despacito's success. It said, "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."
Fonsi is 39 years old. Until Despacito, he was not well known outside of Puerto Rico, a U.S. territory.
It is the first mostly Spanish song to reach the top of the Billboard's Hot 100 list in the U.S. since the 1996 summer hit Macarena. Despacito has been the top song this year in more than 30 countries worldwide.
Also this week, officials in Malaysia banned broadcasts of Despacito on government-run radio and television. Malaysia's communications minister said the government acted in answer to public protest that the words in the song are offensive.
The ban, however, does not extend to private stations, YouTube, or music streaming services.
When the new record was announced this week, Fonsi gave credit to streaming services for helping his music reach every part of the planet.
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夏日大热舞曲《Despacito》成为史上最流行金曲 。这首歌在各大主流媒体上的播放量已超过46亿 。
波多黎各歌手路易斯·冯西（Luis Fonsi）与说唱歌手扬基老爹（Daddy Yankee）于1月份联手推出《Despacito》 。在之后发布的混录版中，贾斯汀·比伯强势加盟 。混录版一经推出便在美国等众多说英语国家中掀起热潮 。
Despacito在西班牙语里的意思是“慢慢地” 。如今，这首歌也成为史上最成功的西班牙语流行歌曲 。
环球音乐集团总裁卢西恩·格兰奇发表了一份关于《Despacito》大热的声明 。声明中称，“音乐流媒体让一首不同节拍、不同文化、不同语言的歌曲在全球实现巨大成功成为可能 。”
冯西今年39岁 。在《Despacito》问世之前，他只在美国自治区波多黎各小有名气 。
这是继《玛卡雷娜》（1996年夏季走红）后第一首登顶“美国公告牌最热门前100歌单”的西班牙语歌曲 。《Despacito》也成为今年全球三十多个国家最受欢迎的歌曲 。
另外，本周马来西亚政府禁止政府经营的广播和电视台播放这首歌 。马来西亚通讯部部长表示，此举是为了回应那些认为歌词具有冒犯性而抗议的公众 。