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'Despacito' Passes 'See You Again' For Most-Viewed YouTube Video

'Despacito' Passes 'See You Again' For Most-Viewed YouTube Video

The announcement came from the website on Friday after the Latin American hit clocked up nearly three billion views (2,993,786,682), overtaking previous record holder See You Again, by Wiz Khalifa andCharlie Puth for the Furious 7 movie soundtrack.

The clip was shot in The popular area of la Perla, on the island of Porto Rico, now a popular tourist destination thanks to the success of "Despacito". This time, the Spanish-language song from Luis Fonsi, featuring reggaeton king Daddy Yankee, has finally taken the crown as the most-watched video on YouTube.

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

"I recognize the influence that [YouTube] has", Daddy Yankee told Billboard Friday.




On July 19, the song's label, Universal Music Latin Entertainment, said "Despacito" in its original and remixed versions had reached 4.6 billion streams across platforms including YouTube and Spotify. The song was popularized in the U.S.by the remix featuring Justin Bieber, which you've maybe, probably, definitely heard before.

The video achieved yet another milestone, as the top-viewed video of all-time on YOUTUBE, with almost 3 billion views (2,994,056,666 and counting, to be exact).

"Despacito" also has the most "Likes" on YouTube.

Despacito became an worldwide smash hit this year, topping the Billboard Hot 100 chart.


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