The Unstoppable "Despacito" is Now the Most-Viewed Song on YouTube

The music video for Luis Fonsi's "Despacito" featuring Daddy Yankee has broken the record for the most viewed video of all time on YouTube, with over 3 billion views thus far, and Morocco contributed big time.

Not only that: "Despacito" has also become the first video to reach the milestone of 3bn views on YouTube.

The single, which features reggaeton singer Daddy Yankee, is also close to becoming the first video to ever surpass 3 billion views, YouTube announced on Friday.

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

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"See You Again" was released in 2015, which means it took Despacito only seven months to beat a song which spent two years making its way up.

Wait. Didn't Wiz Khalifa's "See You Again" just knock "Gangnam Style" out of the number one position? "Thank you so much", Fonsi said in a statement. In Australia, it's clocked up quadruple-platinum (280,000 units) en route to its 12 straight weeks atop the ARIA Singles Chart, and it's also now ensconced at the top of the charts in US the United Kingdom.

Since its release in January, "Despacito" has streamed over 771 million times in the USA through July 20, and is now No. 1 on video and streaming charts. However, the record breaking music video does not include Biebs. They wanted a flavour of India with a global appeal.

  • Carlos Nash