The Unstoppable "Despacito" is Now the Most-Viewed Song on YouTube

Wendy Jensen
August 6, 2017

In mid-July, "Despacito", performed by puerto rican singer Luis Fonsi had already become the song most played in streaming all the time. It crossed the 2.9 billion-watch threshold held by Wiz Khalifa and Charlie Puth's "See You Again", which itself only ousted Psy's "Gangnam Style" from the throne last month.

Perhaps we should start placing bets on when the video will surpass 4 billion views? "Thank you YouTube for "Despacito" success", he says.

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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". The song was popularized in the U.S.by the remix featuring Justin Bieber, which you've maybe, probably, definitely heard before.

After spending 28 weeks on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, the song is No. 1.

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Now, the Luis Fonsi song featuring Daddy Yankee has set another record as the most-viewed YouTube video of all time - and the first video to ever reach 3 billion views. The rules of music have changed.

This also adds to Daddy Yankee's own records as an artist.

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"Wow", Puerto Rican rapper Daddy Yankee, who is featured on "Despacito", said to his almost 17 million followers on Instagram.

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