"Despacito" Becomes First YouTube Video With Five Billion Views

Slowly breaking all the YouTube records.

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Smash hit “Despacito” by Luis Fonsi has broken yet another record following its three billion views on YouTube, now earning over five billion–the first video in the platform’s history to reach that number. The official video featuring Daddy Yankee hit the number on Wednesday, making the Spanish-language track more popular than the official audio version featuring Justin Beiber, which currently sits at 617 million views.

Previously Wiz Khalifa‘s “See You Again“ surpassed PSY‘s global hit “Gangnam Style” as the most viewed video in YouTube history before “Despacito” took the crown last summer. The music video was directed by Carlos Perez and shot in San Juan during December 2016.

In related news, Justin Bieber and Jay Electronica join forces on a new track, “Hard 2 Face Reality.”

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