The Latin pop smash hit “Despacito” has made history by breaking a record that no one has broken before – it is now the world’s first video to reach 5 billion views on YouTube!
Performed by Luis Fonsi featuring Daddy Yankee, the official music video which was first released in January 2017, became the first video on YouTube to reach the milestones of two, three, four, and five billion views.
The new achievement adds the song’s current ensemble of six Guinness World Records titles, including Most Viewed music video online, Most viewed video online, Most viewed music video on YouTube (duet), Most weeks at No.1 in the USA (single), Most streamed track worldwide, and Most weeks at No.1 on Billboard’s Hot Latin Songs Chart.
The video with the second-most views is Wiz Khalifa and Charlie Puth’s “See You Again” with 3.5 billion views, while the third-most views is Ed Sheeran’s “Shape of You”.
It looks like the song may remain in the top YouTube spot for some time. In the meantime, let’s watch the video one more time to add a few more views to the impressive number.
Source: Guinness World Record