'Despacito' Breaks Record For Most Viewed Video In The History Of YouTube

  • 'Despacito' Breaks Record For Most Viewed Video In The History Of YouTube

'Despacito' Breaks Record For Most Viewed Video In The History Of YouTube

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. "Now a decade later, it feels incredible to be a part of the most-viewed video on YouTube". The track has also become the first Spanish-speaking song to top the charts for twelve consecutive weeks since "Maracrena" back in 1996.

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.

Less than a month ago, Wiz Khalifa and Charlie Puth's "See You Again" ended "Gangnam Style"'s run as YouTube's most viewed music video of all time, but now their time in the top slot is over. So when Universal Music approached me to Direct and Choreograph the India video, I was very excited.

When Luis Fonsi composed Despacito, little did he know that it will become the most-watched YouTube video of all time. "Thank you all for supporting since day one!" "My Dance Company and I had a great time working on this video and we can't wait for people to watch it!" "And YouTube has a big responsibility, and I recognise it. Breaking the record is overwhelming".

"YouTube's platform has been key to the success of 'Despacito.' The music industry has changed, the rules of music have changed and I fully recognize YouTube's role and the power of its platform".