Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee’s music video for “Despacito” crossed two major milestones: becoming the most-watched video in YouTube’s history and the first to hit 3 billion views on the streaming service.
The video’s success has been heard and seen globally, after debuting back in January, the “Despacito” remix featuring Justin Bieber has been the No. 1 song in America for the past 12 weeks the entire summer. However, the video with the 3 Billion Views is the original track, which does not have Bieber in it!
The track was also the first Spanish-language-led song to reach No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 since Los Del Rio’s “Macarena” did so way back in 1996.
“Despacito” is also the most-liked YouTube video of all time. The video was directed by Carlos Perez and shot in San Juan, Puerto Rico 2016.