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'Despacito' most viewed video again

'Despacito' most viewed video again”

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

"Despacito" has already been named most streamed song of all time.

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The announcement came from the website on Friday after the Latin American hit clocked up nearly three billion views (2,993,786,682), overtaking previous record holder See You Again, by Wiz Khalifa and Charlie Puth for the Furious 7 movie soundtrack. Who knows what would happen if we got some sort of Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee, Wiz Khalifa, Charlie Puth, and Psy supergroup happening. "See You Again" had a brief reign, having taken over from the long-time favorite "Gangnam Style" just last month.

The original video, minus Justin Bieber's remix, has managed to cross three billion views - 3,021,564,095 as of writing - which makes it the first music video to do so.

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

Daddy Yankee on the other hand, in a video shared by TIME said, "Thank you YouTube for 'Despacito's success". The rules of music have changed.

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Not that "Despacito" wasn't destined for greatness: A few weeks ago, it broke another record by becoming the most-streamed song of all time with 4.6 billion listens across all platforms.



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