Less than a month after Psy’s ‘Gangnam Style’ was dethroned as the most-viewed song on YouTube by none other than Wiz Khalifa and Charlie Puth’s ‘See You Again’, the record has yet again been broken, this time by Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee’s ‘Despacito’.
As Vulture reports, the track, which is currently 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. Less than one month ago, ‘See You Again’ had managed to overtake Psy’s ‘Gangnam Style’ as the most-viewed song on the website, a record that ‘Gangnam Style’ had held for four years and seven months.
‘Despacito’ is also the first video to break the three billion view mark, which is impressive by itself. 73 videos have surpassed one billion views, with ‘Gangnam Style’ being the first video to do so back in December of 2012.
Even more impressive is the fact that while Wiz Khalifa and Charlie Puth’s track managed to achieve the former record after it was released in April of 2015, just 26 months earlier, it has only taken ‘Despacito’ just under eight months to achieve the new record. Despite the popularity of the Justin Bieber remix of ‘Despacito’, which is currently topping the ARIA charts, it doesn’t even have an official video, so the audio for that tracks sits at a comparatively small 470 million views at the present time.
With the immense popularity that ‘Despacito’ has seen in only seven months, it looks like this might be a pretty tough record for future artists to break, but stranger things have happened. Who knows what would happen if we got some sort of Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee, Wiz Khalifa, Charlie Puth, and Psy supergroup happening.
Check out ‘Despacito’ below, and give it one more view to help it continue its reign.