Hit song 'Despacito' becomes most viewed video on YouTube

'Despacito' (Sans Justin Bieber) Breaks YouTube Record for Most Viewed Video

'Despacito' (Sans Justin Bieber) Breaks YouTube Record for Most Viewed Video

"Despacito" has no plans of slowing down when it comes to breaking records.

"Despacito" - the racy Spanish-language global smash hit throbbing with sexual innuendo - racked up another record Friday, supplanting "See You Again" as the most watched video on YouTube.

To check the ridiculousness of how fast "Despacito" ascended to the top spot, unlike Psy or "See You Again", they amassed almost 3 billion views in less than eight months.

The music video for the monster hit "Despacito", performed first by Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee only to be boosted mightily by a remix featuring pop superstar Justin Bieber, is now lord of YouTube, claiming almost 3 billion views on the website since January.

Both "Despacito" and "See You Again" have raked in millions of views each day, but the former is growing more rapidly with 14 million to 19 million new views daily.

"Everything that has happened in the last six months has exceeded all my expectations, and I'm just grateful that people have enjoyed it so much and continue to sing it, dance it and share it", he said.

"Thank you YouTube for Despacito's success", he says in the clip.

"The music industry has changed, the rules of music have changed and YouTube has a big responsibility [in it] and I recognize it", Yankee said. The San Juan-filmed video doesn't even include Justin Bieber whom many attribute as one of the reasons why the song has blown up so big in the first place. "I recognize the influence that the platform has".

And "Despacito" is clearly leading the charge.

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