“As It Was” Breaks Spotify Record for Most-Streamed Song in a Day

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Harry Styles’ new single, “As It Was,” breaks the Spotify record for the most-streamed song in a day.

The single is a first listen of Harry Styles upcoming third studio album, Harry’s House. The album is set to release on May 20 and will be his first since 2019’s Fine Line. Spotify has confirmed that the “As It Was” single became the most-streamed song in the US on April 2. The record was formerly held by Olivia Rodrigo’s “Driver’s License.”

According to Billboard, “As It Was” reached 8.3 million streams in a day, edging out 8 million for “Driver’s License.” The song reached 21.6 million streams worldwide, making it the most-streamed song globally on Spotify in 2022. The music video for the single was released on April 1.

It was filmed in London by Ukrainian director Tanu Muino and it features Harry Styles in a red sequinned leotard, performing choreography with a woman in a blue version of the outfit. The director shared his thoughts about the video when it released.

“Shooting [Styles] was bittersweet, as it was one of the happiest days of my life, but on the second day of the shoot, my country Ukraine was invaded, so you can imagine the insane emotions we had while shooting,” Muino said in a statement. “Me and my team from Ukraine poured so much love into this video, and you can see it onscreen.”

Harry Styles is one of the headliners alongside Billie Eilish for Coachella. The former One Direction member also announced new UK and Europe tour dates for his ‘Love On Tour’ stadium show. Demand for tickets to his shows caused Ticketmaster’s website to crash in January, so the new dates are a response to that demand.

The music video for “As It Was” has garnered over 30 million views on YouTube as of the time of writing. It is also sitting in the top spot on YouTube’s Trending Videos section, which notably helps boost views.

One Response

  1. Tommy

    We used to have Beatles, Eagles, Pink Floyd. Queen and Led Zep and now we have Harry Styles!