Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee's "Despacito" Becomes YouTube's Most Viewed Video

06 August, 2017, 00:57 | Author: Warren Cooper
  • Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee

"What an honor. most viewed video in history and first video to reach 3 billion views. y EN ESPANOL!" singer of the song Fonsi captioned a celebratory video on Instagram Friday.

At the moment, the song has a little over three billion views. The "See You Again" music video hit YouTube in April 2015. See You Again had a very brief run as the most watched video since it was only a month ago Gangnam Style was ruling that list.

"Despacito" also became the most streamed track of all time this very month.

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The record-breaking video does not include the popular remix with Justin Bieber; that version has been viewed more than 464 million times.

As Vulture reports, the track, which is now sitting at just over three billion views, has dethroned Wiz Khalifa and Charlie Puth's "See You Again", which is sitting at just under that mark. "I recognize the influence that the platform has", he said. The music industry [has] changed. Daddy Yankee' has claimed the title for itself.

The bilingual jam "Despacito" has been on fire this summer: the tune just entered its 12th week atop the Billboard Hot 100, tying Ed Sheeran's "Shape of You" for the biggest song of 2017 so far.

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