With nearly 3bn views in seven months, the recording has surpassed Wiz Khalifa and Charlie Puth’s See You Again record after breaking the most-streamed score.
With just under 3bn views, only a couple more million than Khalifa’s work scored, Despacito continues its run as the song of the summer, having spent the past 12 weeks atop the Billboard Hot 100. When the song whose title means “slowly” in English initially went to number one in May, it was the first Spanish-language song to reach that position since Macarena did in 1996.
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While the music video for Despacito, which was filmed in San Juan, Puerto Rico, does not feature Justin Bieber, his presence on the single has helped its steady rise to the top. It achieved this record in a mere seven months (after premiering in January) while See You Again, from Furious 7, was uploaded two years ago.
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