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Thursday, 20 July 2017 - 16:09
Despacito breaks global streaming record (photos)
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Luis Fonsi's Despacito has become the most-streamed song of all time, just six months after it was released.

The hit single has been played 4.6 billion times across all streaming services, overtaking Justin Bieber's Sorry, which previously held the title.

"What's happened with this song is just insane," said Fonsi, who hails from Puerto Rico and sings in Spanish.

The 39-year-old said the global success of his song - which has reached number one in 35 countries, including the UK - gave him hope in the current political climate.

Despacito is a sun-bleached slice of sensual reggaeton. The title translates as "slowly", referring to the speed of Fonsi's seduction technique.

Most streamed songs of all time
Artist  SongStreams
Luis Fonsi   Despacito (ft Daddy Yankee and Justin Bieber) 4.6bn
Justin Bieber   Sorry 4.38bn
Ed Sheeran   Shape of You 4.07bn

Justin Bieber
Luis Fonsi
Fonsi and Daddy Yankee performed the song at the Billboard Latin Music Awards in April
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