“Despacito” – the great global hit in Spanish that palpitates with sexual innuendo – accumulated another album on Friday, supplanting “See You Again” as the most watched video on YouTube.
Watch Luis Fonsi – Despacito ft. Daddy Yankee
As of Friday afternoon on the east coast of the United States, “Despacito” recorded 2.995 billion hits on YouTube, before the rap ballad “See You Again” by Wiz Khalifa and Charlie Puth at 2.994 billion.
The triumph of the song of the Puerto Rican singer Luis Fonsi crushed the brief reign of “See You Again”, which barely reached the number one spot last month, overcoming the extraordinary streak of four and a half years of the Korean artist Psy’s “Gangnam Style”. “
“Guau,” Puerto Rican rapper Daddy Yankee, who appears in “Despacito,” told his nearly 17 million followers on Instagram. “Thank you all for supporting from the first day!”
“Despacito” has already been named as the most transmitted song of all time.
On July 19, the label of the song, Universal Music Latin Entertainment, said that “Despacito” in its original and remixed versions had reached 4.6 billion broadcasts on platforms such as YouTube and Spotify.
The song with its reggaeton beat went viral shortly after its release in January and found an even more colossal audience in April when pop star Justin Bieber appeared on a remix.
Bieber’s version has registered 12 weeks at number one on the US singles list. UU., The first song in Spanish that reached the first place since “Macarena” in 1996 and coincides with the reign of 12 weeks earlier this year of “Shape of You” by Ed Sheeran. “
“Slow” means “slowly”.
The song was a tribute to Paul Walker, an actor in the film franchise “The Fast and Furious” who died in a car accident.
In terms of YouTube registration, Psy’s “Gangnam Style” was left in the dust on Friday with 2.920 million hits.
The satirical vision of the new rich residents of the Seoul district of the same name found an avid fan base with equestrian-style dance moves in an infectious pop. Few outside of Korea had any idea what the lyrics meant.
That video became the first to reach a billion views on YouTube and caused site engineers to fight to make changes when it exceeded 2,100 million visits, which previously was considered the maximum possible.