"Despacito" Is Now the Most-Viewed YouTube Video Ever

'Despacito' becomes most-watched YouTube video ever on track to 3B views

It crossed the 2.9 billion-watch threshold held by Wiz Khalifa and Charlie Puth's "See You Again", which itself only ousted Psy's "Gangnam Style" from the throne last month.

"Despacito", the Puerto Rican smash hit by Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee, is now the most-watched YouTube video of all time. It only took 7 months to reach the historic number, that means it has been watched almost 15 million times every day, or 170 times per second.

With 2,994,495,174 views as of this writing, it is also on track to become with first video to surpass 3 billion views on the platform.

Daddy Yankee on the other hand, in a video shared by TIME said, "Thank you YouTube for 'Despacito's success".

The song is already the most streamed ever with the counter moving upwards of 4.6 billion. The audio remix featuring Justin Bieber, also on Fonsi's channel, had almost 470 million views.

The Latin American hit by Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee has clocked up nearly 3 billion views. The rules of music have changed.

The bilingual jam "Despacito" has been on fire this summer: the tune just entered its 12th week atop the Billboard Hot 100, tying Ed Sheeran's "Shape of You" for the biggest song of 2017 so far.

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