BARRIO (LA Times) – Bad Bunny‘s 2022 effort “Un Verano Sin Ti” has become the most-streamed album of all time on Spotify, the streaming platform confirmed to The Times. The title was previously held by Ed Sheeran‘s 2017 album, “Divide.”
The LP’s rise to the top should come as no surprise. Last year, the Puerto Rican artist became the first musician to be named the most-streamed artist in the world for three years in a row on Spotify.
“Un Verano Sin Ti” was an immediate hit upon its release May 6, 2022, debuting at No.1 on the Billboard 200 albums charts. It was Bad Bunny’s second album — after 2020’s “El Último Tour del Mundo” — to debut at the top of the charts and only the second Spanish-language album to reach No.1 on the albums ranking. The festive yet contemplative record spent 13 weeks as the charts leader, the longest reign since Drake’s “Views” in 2016.
Bad Bunny became Spotify’s most-streamed artist ever in a single day following the LP’s debut, nabbing the title from his former “Mia” collaborator, Drake, with more than 183 million plays.
The album also made history at the 2023 Grammys when it became the first fully Spanish-language album to be nominated for album of the year.