New York (AFP, NYTimes) - One Dance, Drake's omnipresent song of the summer in North America, has broken the record to become the most streamed song ever on Spotify.
One Dance - a breezy transnational dance-floor lullaby, made in collaboration with Nigerian Afrobeats star Wizkid and sampling Kyla's Do You Mind, a smash on Britain's funky dance music scene in the late 2000s - had been played more than 882 million times as of Tuesday on Spotify, the world's largest streaming site.
It edged out Lean On, a downbeat electronic track by Major Lazer in collaboration with French producer DJ Snake and Danish singer Mo, which had held the title for 11 months.
One Dance features on the Canadian rapper's album Views.
Drake's triumph on Spotify comes even though he is closely identified with its rival Apple, which released Views exclusively on its streaming platform Apple Music as well as on iTunes for the album's first week.
Drake has been one of the most successful artists in the fast-growing world of streaming, with Views breaking a record for first-week streams.