"Despacito" About Top YouTube's Most Viewed Video At Over 3 Billion

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

While some Americans may be more familiar with the Justin Bieber remix of the track, the original still reigns supreme in streaming and on YouTube.

Celebrating the milestone Luis Fonsi thanked his supporters, fans, his crew, and Daddy Yankee in a message recorded for YouTube's official Twitter handle.

Both "Despacito" and "See You Again" have raked in millions of views each day, but the former is growing more rapidly with 14 million to 19 million new views daily. Daddy Yankee' has claimed the title for itself.

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It held the crown for five years until "See You Again" surpassed it, but Khalifa and Puth's tune wasn't the only contender to seize the top slot. I recognise the influence that the platform has.

The world can't get enough of Luis Fonsi's Despacito featuring Daddy Yankee, and the song's latest YouTube video record proves it. "And YouTube has a big responsibility, and I recognize it. Breaking the record is overwhelming, and I'm happy to keep inspiring others to do the same".

The video achieved yet another milestone, as the top-viewed video of all-time on YOUTUBE, with almost 3 billion views (2,994,056,666 and counting, to be exact). The music industry [has] changed.

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