“Despacito” does it again. 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.
As of Friday, “Despacito” beat out Wiz Khalifa and Charlie Puth’s Fast and Furious anthem “See You Again” as the highest viewed YouTube video ever with just under 3 billion views. This comes just after “See You Again” beat out PSY’s “Gangnam Style” for the most views.
Interestingly though, while some Americans may be more familiar with the Justin Bieber remix of the track, the original still reigns supreme on streaming platforms and on YouTube. In June, “Despacito” also became the most-streamed song of all time with 4.6 billion plays.
Daddy Yankee took to Instagram to thank his fans and to recognize how important YouTube as been to his success as well as the success it has brought others in our modern music industry.