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

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

This achievement comes nearly seven months after it was first released on YouTube, managing to earn the status of an instant hit on many social media platforms. 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 2,995 billion views, "Despacito" has surpassed the title "See You Again" from rapper Wiz Khalifa, soundtrack to the film "Fast and Furious 7", which was Friday at around 14: 30 GMT 2,994 billion views. But global streaming juggernaut Despacito was always destined to overtake See You Again at some point this summer.

Directed by Carlos Perez, the video's rise to YouTube stardom is incredibly impressive since it was only posted this January.

As Vulture reports, the track, which is now sitting at just over three billion views, has dethroned Wiz Khalifa and Charlie Puth's "See You Again", which is sitting at just under that mark.

The song is already the most streamed ever with the counter moving upwards of 4.6 billion. "I recognize the influence that the platform has", he said. While Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee are both featured singing in Spanish, the remixed version with Justin Bieber definitely gave the song some added popularity in English-speaking countries. The music industry [has] changed.

The world can't get enough of Luis Fonsi's Despacito featuring Daddy Yankee, and the song's latest YouTube video record proves it.

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