'Despacito' reaches three-billion views on YouTube


Despacito by Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee featuring Justin Bieber has created history.

Congratulations to Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee, whose official music video for "Despacito" has just overtaken Wiz Khalifa's "See You Again" to become the most-viewed YouTube video of all-time.

The Spanish language ditty by Luis Fonsi featuring Justin Bieber and Daddy Yankee is now YouTube's most popular clip.

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.

"I remember when I signed up for YouTube in 2007 and had hopes of uploading a video and it reaching 10,000 views", he said.

Statistics shared by YouTube have revealed that the "Despacito" video has been viewed over 1 million times in over 99 countries, with Morocco providing the most views in the Arab world.

To celebrate the song's success in India, Universal Music Group with Davar launched the #DespacitoMovement campaign last month.

Since its release in January, "Despacito" has streamed over 771 million times in the U.S. through July 20, and is now No. 1 on video and streaming charts. 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. And now the music video of "Despacito" has added a yet another feather to its hat by setting a new record. "My dance company and I had a great time working on this video".