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'Ipanema' song jumps 1,200 per cent after Olympics ceremony

Gisele Bundchen walks on stage as 'The Girl from Ipanema' during the opening ceremony for the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Friday, Aug. 5, 2016. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
August 08, 2016 - 10:13 AM

NEW YORK - "The Girl from Ipanema" has won a gold medal in music streaming following the opening ceremony of the Summer Olympics.

Spotify says the song was streamed more than 40,000 times a day after the Olympics kicked off Friday night in Rio de Janeiro. It is 1,200 per cent rise for the track, which was typically streamed about 3,000 times a day before the Olympics, the streaming service said.

Supermodel Gisele Bundchen walked onstage during the opening ceremony while "The Girl from Ipanema" played. The Grammy-winning song was released in 1964.

Antonio Carlos Jobim wrote the song as a tribute to a girl he fell in love with as she left Ipanema Beach, one of Rio's iconic beaches. It is arguably Brazil's most recognizable song internationally.

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