'Despacito' cracks 3 billion views, becomes most-watched YouTube video ever

Hit Song 'Despacito' Becomes Most Viewed Video on YouTube

In just seven months, "Despacito" by Luis Fonsi x Daddy Yankee has made YouTube history! It only took 7 months to reach the historic number, that means it has been watched almost 15 million times every day, or 170 times per second. On Friday, YouTube announced on Twitter that the Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee becomes the first to reach 3 billion views.

"Wow", Puerto Rican rapper Daddy Yankee, who is featured on "Despacito", said to his almost 17 million followers on Instagram. Little less than a month after Wiz Khalifa's 'See You Again ft.

Daddy Yankee's song has surpassed three billion views on YouTube. "I recognize the influence that the platform has". But global streaming juggernaut Despacito was always destined to overtake See You Again at some point this summer.

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Yes, the track, released on January 12 of this year, has benefited from the remix featuring Justin Bieber, but we're not talking about the numbers contributed by that video.

Despacito became an global smash hit this year, topping the Billboard Hot 100 chart. The music industry has changed. Though Bieber's addition helped increase play on American radio stations, it is the original video that broke the YouTube record.

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