Even though most of us have zero clue what the heck Despacito is about, nor cannot for the life of us sing along to anything other than the chorus – Despacito is now the most downloaded song of all time. Like, EVER.
Yes, this catchy little ditty that features everyones egg-throwing favourite next door neighbour Justin Bieber, has reached in excess of 4/6 billion streams in just 6 months.
Already shaping up to be the biggest hit of 2017, the song has even surpassed Beib’s his own record that he previously set with “Sorry” and its associated remixes, which to date have accumulated 4.38 billion plays.
After dominating radio, streaming, and music videos during the past six months, “Despacito” shows no signs of slowing, with a long line of industry accolades, achievements and records eclipsed on its unprecedented ascent to the top of the global charts.
Commenting on the milestone, Luis Fonsi said, “Streaming is a connector for audiences worldwide and it has helped my music reach every corner of the planet. It is truly an honor that ‘Despacito’ is now the most streamed song in history.”
Sir Lucian Grainge, Chairman & CEO, Universal Music Group, said: “Luis Fonsi already had the undisputed, biggest song of the year – and now he’s setting even bigger records. Streaming has opened up the possibility of a song with a different beat, from a different culture and in a different language to become a juggernaut of success around the world. My congratulations to Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee and Justin Bieber, as well as everyone at Universal Music Latin Entertainment, Republic Records and Def Jam, on this tremendous accomplishment.”
“Streaming has democratized music consumption, it has made Latin music increasingly relevant on the charts and it has amplified our songs and videos to a world stage,” said Jesús Lopez, Chairman & CEO of Universal Music Latin America & Iberian Peninsula. “‘Despacito’ has broken every record thanks to Luis Fonsi’s talent and creativity, which have positioned him as a pillar of Latin music for the past 20 years. I also congratulate Erika Ender, Daddy Yankee and Justin Bieber for their valuable contributions, as well as the different teams involved in the success of this song.”
And for three people who haven’t yet seen it, we’ve included below this fabulous video of a Father torturing his daughter in making her dance to the tune when played, which may in fact be half the downloads mentioned above. Enjoy!
Hey there Mama, would you like a cup of a little something, something that’s been marinating in just a wee bit of bacteria and yeast for a while? No, I’m not talking about the cup of tea you left on the kitchen bench that you found a week later in summer. I’m talking the latest buzz drink for health enthusiasts – kombucha.
Ok, so here’s the thing – lots of things in life are good for you and taste bad. And there there’s things that are bad for you, and taste good. And there’s things that are good for you and TASTE GOOD. Apparently MOJO Kombucha is one of those things.
So, what the heck is Kombucha, anyway?
Turns out kombucha is a fermented, sparkling tea full of active enzymes, organic acids and proven probiotics that offers a range of health benefits, including gut health, vitamin B12 and immune support. So, here we establish it’s good for you. But what does it TASTE LIKE?
Kind of like a snazzy Yakult but less milky and more thirst quenching, MOJO Kombucha has no added sugar (it is only used at start of the ferment to feed the culture), it’s a living product (not in an Alien kind of way, but think full of living healthy yeast and bacteria doing backstroke in your beveage), is certified organic, vegan- friendly and gluten-free.
MOJO Kombucha comes in a bunch of yummy flavours including ginger, turmeric, blueberry + ginger, lemon citris, rasberry passion, peppermint greens, strawberry hibiscus and perfect passion fruit.
But the jury is still out on the taste.
We want you to test-drive this one for us and let us know what you think of MOJO Kombucha. To win some, tell us below what choice of flavour you’re crushing on, and why you’d benefit from drinking this rather dubious beverage.
*Disclaimer – winner will receive a month of MOJO, one a day, every day totaling 3 dozen. Delivery would need to be in metropolitan areas, and be able to be received personally, as the product must remain refrigerated.
Baby, its cold outside. Freaking cold. And inside. It’s cold inside, too. In fact, it feels below zero everywhere you go right about now, for that matter.
Time then for a few new on-trend winter wardrobe finds, and we’ve found the perfect store with everything you need just a click away.
We’ve cherry-picked a few adorable numbers from www.Marshmellow.com.au, a hub for all things stylish in clothing, shoes, jewellery, home-ware and even a few handbags to twirl Sex in the City style as you swish down the street.
And we’ve got a voucher for RRP$100 to win. To be in the running, tell us what item you love the most on the Marshmellow site and why!
These boots are made for walking. And stomping, and snow play and pretty much everything you may want to do outdoors in winter-time, and they look fab to boot.
Winter warmers for your toots don’t come any better than Muck Boot’s®. So hot right now in the US and UK; this on trend snow-boot range caters for everyone from Mum, Dad and the kids this winter – and best of all, they’re made to handle the chill-factor, keeping your toes both dry and warm.
The ultimate in function meets fashion, we’ve included the pick of the boot bunch for your kind consideration just right for the wild and woolly days ahead – from the slopes, après skiing at the lodge or out to dinner at a restaurant in Bondi, Muck Boot’s® kick it. Literally.
We’ve got one pair of Muck Boot’s® up for grabs, your choice of style.
I always get a little nervous when test-driving skin products.
A few reasons; my skin isn’t what it used to be at middle-age – combined with the fact it’s super sensitive. It gets upset by the littlest things and has a tendency to blow things out-of-proportion and carry on like a pork chop. Like, if my skin were a person, it would Kim. Right here. Ya feeling it?
So when the Mother Driven offices were sent the new EAU THERMALE Avene Hydrance OPTIMALE (aka snazzy new moisturizer by snooty yet affordable French brand), I was hesitant and then excited to read the formula is especially ‘for sensitive skin’. Just what the dermal doctor ordered.
What I loved about this trial run was the ETAHO (aka SNMBSYAFB) isn’t too oily so when I used it, my makeup (and clean pillowcase) remained intact. I personally don’t dig oily skin products whatsoever, at any time of day or night, including eye-makeup remover. I try to avoid any products that resemble a slippery, slimy car salesman – they just leave me feeling like I’ve been taken for a ride and downright icky.
The ETAHO is light and as it comes with a teeny, tiny, adorable, wee spoon; the indication here is you only need the tiniest amount to cover your face (and neck, if you so should chose). Within this, you can read this small punnet will be long-lasting, so no frequent refills required, hence you save $$$.#Winning
The crème is a light spread, not at all heavy on the skin, and my face did in fact stay true to this moisturisers’ namesake of ‘hydrance’; my skin was definitely hydrated and noticeably smooth both night and day (I used it for both). Also, I loved there is no overpowering, stinky fragrance included – it’s officially pong-free. Zero pong.
But best of all, my skin had no break out moments or episodes, which is always a good thing when you’re dealing with an easily upset dermis with ‘issues’.
If ‘after’ was a person, it would look like this.
Too Yeasy and two thumbs up.
Don’t you just love a feel-good movie made especially for little girls? Move over Frozen, BALLERINA is in town and will pirouette into a theatre near you from January 12 – just in time for the last few weeks of the summer school holidays.
BALLERINA is one of those films that allows you to embrace your inner-child, pop on a tutu and just TWIRL. Félicie is a young orphan from Brittany with only one passion: to dance.
Along with bestie Victor, whose dream and passion is to become a great inventor, they devise a madcap plan to escape the orphanage for Paris, the City of Lights where the Eiffel Tower is still being built!
But Félicie will have to fight like never before to surpass herself and to learn from her mistakes, to make her wildest dream come true: becoming a prima ballerina at the Paris Opera…
A heartwarming film all about following your dreams, BALLERINA is voiced by all your favourite real-life celebs including Elle Fanning (Maleficent, Super 8), Maddie Ziegler (known for Dance Moms and Sia’s music videos), Dane DeHaan (Chronicle, The Amazing Spider Man 2) and Carly Rae Jepsen (singer of the hit single ‘Call Me Maybe’).
To win one of five double passes, tell us below why you’d love to see BALLERINA and who you will take along for the dance!