Despacito breaks YouTube record

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

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

Charlie Puth' unseated 'Gangnam Style' as the most watched video on YouTube, Luis Fonsi's 'Despacito ft.

See You Again surpassed long-running record holder Gangnam Style last month as it racked up 2.99 billion views. 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.

Despacito is on track to become the first video to reach three billion views on YouTube.

"Thank you all for your support since the first day!", has written on his account Instagram the rapper Daddy Yankee, who is a guest on the song.

"See You Again" was featured in the 2015 action movie "Furious 7" and intersperses scenes from the film with Khalifa rapping and Puth singing as they overlook a sandy coast.

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The song is already the most streamed ever with the counter moving upwards of 4.6 billion.

Singers Luis Fonsi, left and Daddy Yankee perform during the Latin Billboard Awards in Coral Gables. "I recognize the influence that the platform has".

After breaking this latest record, YouTube released several statistics that show the video's incredible success all over the world. Now, YouTube experiencing a much higher viewership in recent months has favored the rise of Despacito. The music industry has changed.

This also adds to Daddy Yankee's own records as an artist.

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