Move over, Adele. And Ed Sheeran.
“Lean On” by Major Lazer & DJ Snake (featuring MØ), has been named by streaming service Spotify as its most streamed track of all time, topping over 526 million plays worldwide. The independently-released track—which is only eight months old— overtakes the previous record holder, “Thinking Out Loud” by Ed Sheeran, which in October became the first song to hit 500 million streams.
The accolade comes despite “Lean On” never having reached the top spot in the US or UK charts, but topping the charts in lots of other countries—perhaps reflecting the more globalized nature of streaming rather than country-specific downloads and physical sales.
An informal snap poll of Quartz’s London office revealed that none of the staff over 30 had heard of the tune before. A new Venmo line?