Hit song 'Despacito' becomes most viewed video on YouTube
Aug 09 2017
The song by Luis Fonsi featuring Daddy Yankee has just passed Wiz Khalifa's video for "See You Again" featuring Charlie Puth. The decision came days after the song set a global streaming record, garnering more than 4.6 billion plays across all streaming platforms since its release in January.
The Bieber version has logged 12 weeks at number one on the U.S. singles chart, the first Spanish-language song to reach the top spot since "Macarena" in 1996.
"See You Again" had a brief reign, having taken over from the long-time favourite "Gangnam Style" just last month.
It said more than one-third of YouTube's top 100 most viewed artists of 2017 are Latino stars, including J Balvin, Nicky Jam, Maluma and Ozuna, who each have videos that have surpassed 1 billion views this year. "Thank you so much and I can't wait to see you guys!" The song spent a dozen weeks at No. 1 on Billboard's Hot 100 pop chart in 2015 after appearing in the soundtrack for the movie "Furious 7"; it's a tribute to Paul Walker, the actor who died in a vehicle wreck during filming.
The superstar collaboration, featuring Pharrell Williams, Katy Perry and Big Sean, is now at number two and only 500 sales behind summer smash-hit, Despacito, with four days still to go before the official list is released. Universal Music launched the "India Dance Video" of "Despacito" in collaboration with National Award-winning choreographer Shiamak Davar recently.