By Zoe Sottile, CNN
Harry Styles broke a Guinness World Record with his single “As It Was”.
Styles, 28, broke the record for ‘most streamed track on Spotify in 24 hours (male)’, according to a Press release of Guinness. The song racked up over 16 million streams in its first 24 hours on the platform.
Released on April 1, “As It Was” also ranked first in streams from 34 countries, including the United States.
Another British singer-songwriter holds the same record for female artists: Adele, whose song “Easy on Me” racked up more than 19 million streams on Spotify in one day, according to Guinness.
Styles’ latest hit also set two Spotify records, according to the platform.
“As It Was became Spotify’s most-streamed single-day song of 2022 so far, and the most-streamed single-day song in the United States in Spotify’s history,” the company said. on Twitter.
“As It Was” is the lead single from Styles’ upcoming album, “Harry’s House,” which will be released May 20. This is the pop star’s third solo album since breaking up with boy band One Direction.
From Friday, the the enchanting clip of the song inspired by the 70s has over 62 million views. The video, directed by Tanu Muino, features Styles dressed in a dazzling red outfit, dancing alongside a woman dressed in blue. The sparkly clothes were designed by a Spanish fashion designer Arturo Obegero.
The video was “made with love by a creative team from Ukraine”, according to Styles YouTube Account.
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