'Despacito'. becomes most viewed YouTube video ever Song is closely followed by 'Baby Shark Dance'.

Over seven, Yes, over 7 billion. That's the number of views amassed  by Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee's. Despacito since it came out in January 2017. It has become the most viewed video in the history of YouTube, ahead of Pinkfong's Baby Shark Dance and its record  6.8 billion views, reported  News18.

The number of views for. Despacito is almost equal to the global population highlighting just how many times the video has been played.

It was shot in the historic neighborhood of La Perla in San Juan and the video quickly gained momentum on the platform, tallying up three billion views in less than eight months after its release.

The single was also the most played song on. streaming platforms. of all time in July 2017. This record was in part due to a Justin Bieber remix of the reggaeton anthem in English and Spanish.

Three years after  its release, Despacito continued to make waves, notably thanks to democratic Presidential nominee Joe Biden.

Barack Obama's former VP played the hit on his cellphone during an Orlando event dedicated to Hispanic Heritage Month.

Invited on stage by Fonsi, the 77-year-old candidate had joked, ''If I had the talent of any of these people, I'd be elected president by acclamation.''

The World Students Society thanks The Express Tribune.


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