Wiz Khalifa's "See You Again" Youtube Record Dethroned By "Despacito"

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Wiz Khalifa's "See You Again" Youtube Record Dethroned By "Despacito"

"Despacito", a song by Puerto Rican artistes Fonsi and Daddy Yankee, is breaking viewing records on YouTube and garnering positive attention.

The benchmark-setting "Despacito", featuring Justin Bieber, has just become the first video to reach 3 billion views and is indisputably one of the biggest global hits of the year.

Daddy Yankee and Luis Fonsi in a still from "Despacito".

As Vulture reports, the track, which is now sitting at just over three billion views, has dethroned Wiz Khalifa and Charlie Puth's "See You Again", which is sitting at just under that mark. And now the music video of "Despacito" has added a yet another feather to its hat by setting a new record.

"Wow", Puerto Rican rapper Daddy Yankee, who is featured on 'Despacito', said to his almost 17 million followers on Instagram. Thus, to celebrate the song's huge success in India, Universal Music Group, together with choreographer, Shiamak Davar, launched the '#DespacitoMovement campaign.

More stats? YouTube says that 19 Latin songs are in its top 100 most-viewed videos of all-time chart, up from five in July 2015.

When Luis Fonsi composed Despacito, little did he know that it will become the most-watched YouTube video of all time. Released in January, the video is also the first to cross the three-billion views mark and has accrued the most thumbs-up. "I recognise the influence that the platform has", he said.

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