“Despacito” will it again. This time, the Spanish-language music from Luis Fonsi, featuring reggaeton king Daddy Yankee, has finally used the crown as the most-watched video on YouTube. (Last month, it nabbed the subject as most-streamed music of all time, with an increase of than 4.6 billion streams on combined platforms.)
On Friday, “Despacito” overcome out Wiz Khalifa and Charlie Puth’s Fast and Furious anthem “See You Again” for the top spot with nearly 3 billion views; at its current rate, it will reach that new milestone soon. “See You Again” possessed a short reign, having taken over from the long-time favorite “Gangnam Style” just last month.
In a very video message sent to TIME, Daddy Yankee honored the record-breaking success of the inescapable trail on the training video platform.
“Thank you YouTube for ‘Despacito”s success. I identify the impact that the platform has,” he said. “The music industry has modified. The rules of music have modified. And YouTube has a major responsibility, and I understand it. Breaking an archive is overpowering, and I’m pleased to keep uplifting others to do the same,” he added, speaking from Puerto Rico.
While some Americans may be more familiar with the Justin Bieber remix of the record, the original still reigns supreme in loading and on YouTube. The music video tutorial was first placed to the system in January 2017, and has relished steady popularity ever since. The steamy, dance-filled music training video occurs in Puerto Rico, the original home of both Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee. The tune, meanwhile, is currently in its twelfth week at the top of Billboard’s Hot 100 graph.
This also increases Daddy Yankee’s own details as an musician. He currently ranks as the most-listened artist globally on Spotify, having just lately surpassed Ed Sheeran