Major Lazer’s infectious single “Lean On” has become Spotify’s most streamed song of all time, racking up over 526 million plays in the eight months since its release. The dancehall inspired track features soothing vocals from Danish singer MØ and tagteam production from Major Lazer and DJ Snake.
It dethroned Ed Sheeran’s track “Thinking Out Loud” of most played of all time on the popular streaming service. Despite this, “Lean On” actually didn’t reach the top of the charts in either the US or the UK. The record peaked No. 4 on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart and was later deemed Spotify’s song of the summer.
If Diplo and co. were to receive $0.0072 from each stream (the reported average amount Spotify pays per stream), then “Lean On” alone will have net them $3,787,200.