‘Despacito’ breaks record, becomes most viewed video on YouTube

Despacito becomes most viewed video on YouTube

… and no, we’re not talking about the Justin Bieber remix.

“Despacito,” the hit song from Latin American breakout artists Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee, has officially become the most viewed video on YouTube. Just 204 days after being uploaded, the video has more than 3 billion views – the first to reach such a milestone on the platform.

Despacito sees unprecedented growth as it hits number one most viewed on YouTube
Source: YouTube Trends

“Breaking the record for most viewed video of all time on YouTube is truly incredible, not only for me but for Latin music and our culture,” said Fonsi.

Just last month, Wiz Khalifa’s “See You Again” stole the record from PSY, who had previously held it for four and a half years with his viral sensation “Gangnam Style.”

Despacito has seen unprecedented on the platform, averaging 14.5 million views per day since it was uploaded. The pop song also holds the record for most likes on a YouTube video, and has been viewed more than one million times in over 101 countries.

Despacito's international reach
Source: YouTube Trends