Spotify founder Daniel Ek speaks during the Spotify New Platform Launch at S.I.R. Studios on May 20, 2015 in New York City.
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By Victor Luckerson
November 12, 2015

A new song has taken the crown of most-streamed Spotify track. “Lean On,” by Major Lazer, DJ Snake and MØ, has now taken the title with 526 million global plays, eclipsing “Thinking Out Loud” by Ed Sheeran, according to Billboard.

Spotify’s most-streamed songs are heavily biased towards newer works because the service is still growing rapidly and has a youthful audience which devours currently popular tracks. The fastest-streamed album crown, for instance, changed hands twice this year. Drake’s If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late racked up 6.8 million streams in its first day, a record that was outpaced by Kendrick Lamar’s To Pimp a Butterfly two months later with 9.6 million streams in a single day.

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