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■ Uni­ver­sal Mu­sic Latin En­ter­tain­ment said that the song “Des­pac­ito” by Puerto Ri­can artists Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yan­kee and the ac­com­pa­ny­ing remix fea­tur­ing pop star Justin Bieber has be­come the most streamed track of all time with more than 4.6 bil­lion plays across stream­ing plat­forms. The mu­sic com­pany said Tues­day that the song sur­passed the pre­vi­ous record holder — Bieber’s 2015 hit song “Sorry,” which has 4.38 bil­lion plays. “Des­pac­ito, which was re­leased in Jan­uary, has been at the top of the Bill­board Hot 100 for weeks. Fonsi said in a state­ment that stream­ing has helped his mu­sic reach ev­ery cor­ner of the planet. Daddy Yan­kee ousted Ed Sheeran this year, be­com­ing the first His­panic artist to lead in Spo­tify streams, thanks in part to the suc­cess of “Des­pac­ito”.

■ Rosie O’Don­nell is in a new feud with Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump’s sup­port­ers af­ter pro­mot­ing an on­line game that lets play­ers lead Trump off a cliff. Sev­eral con­ser­va­tive blogs have called at­ten­tion to O’Don­nell tweet­ing a link to push trump off a cliff again. com dur­ing the week­end. A post on Fox News Chan­nel host Sean Han­nity’s web­site calls the game “sick” and “gross.” The Young Con­ser­va­tives web­site sug­gests the game en­cour­ages vi­o­lence against the pres­i­dent. O’Don­nell and Trump have traded barbs for years af­ter O’Don­nell pub­licly crit­i­cized Trump on The View in 2006. Trump has made her a fre­quent tar­get on Twit­ter, call­ing her a loser, a bully and men­tally sick over the years. The co­me­dian’s Twit­ter ac­count lately has fo­cused neg­a­tively on Trump. She tweeted “u r go­ing 2 jail” to Trump’s ac­count Tues­day.

■ Britain’s Queen El­iz­a­beth II marked Canada’s 150th birth­day with a visit to Canada House in cen­tral Lon­don, where she was given a sap­phire brooch Wednes­day to cel­e­brate her sap­phire ju­bilee, mark­ing her 65 years on the throne. Dubbed the Sap­phire Ju­bilee Snowflake Brooch, the gift from Canada is dec­o­rated with 48 sap­phires from the only sap­phire de­posit ever found in Canada. The queen, in a white silk flo­ral dress and blue hat, was al­ready wear­ing a plat­inum maple leaf brooch cho­sen to honor Canada. The queen viewed Cana­dian ar­ti­facts from the royal col­lec­tion — in­clud­ing sev­eral with pho­tographs of her pre­sid­ing at im­por­tant events. Oliver Urquhart Irvine, royal li­brar­ian and as­sis­tant keeper of the Royal Ar­chives, helped show the queen around the ex­hibit. He joked that it was some­what odd to ex­plain the his­tor­i­cal ar­ti­facts to El­iz­a­beth. “She was there,” he said.

Luis Fonsi (left) and Daddy Yan­kee



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