If we told you the number of times the most watched video was on YouTube, you probably wouldn’t believe us. The most watched video on the popular platform has been viewed over seven billion times. And the video in question is none other than Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee’s Despacito which came out in January 2017.
The video has become the most viewed video in the history of YouTube, ahead of Pinkfong’s Baby Shark Dance and its record 6.8 billion views, reported a news channel. The number of views for Despacito is almost equal to the global population, highlighting just how many times the video has been played. The video has been shot in the historic neighbourhood of La Perla in San Juan and the video quickly gained momentum on the platform, tallying up three billion views in less than eight months after its release.
The single was also the most played song on streaming platforms of all time in July 2017. This record was in part due to a Justin Bieber remix of the reggaeton anthem in English and Spanish.Three years after its release, Despacito continued to make waves, notably thanks to Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden; who played the hit on his cellphone during an Orlando event dedicated to Hispanic Heritage Month.
Invited on stage by Fonsi, the 77 year-old candidate had joked, “If I had the talent of any of these people, I’d be elected president by acclamation.”
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