Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee’s “Despacito” Remix ft Justin Bieber Breaks Records

The track is the first mostly Spanish language song to hit #1 on Hot 100 since 1996.

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Continuing to make history and break ground, Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee’s “Despacito” (Remix) featuring Justin Bieber is the “first mostly Spanish-language song to hit #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 since 1996. Dominating airwaves and streaming services, the inescapable smash stands out as the #1 record in the world right now.

With the ascension of the “Despacito” (Remix) to #1 this week, Justin Bieber makes history as the first artist ever to tally new No. 1s on the Billboard Hot 100 in back-to-back weeks. Last week his DJ Khaled-collaboration “I’m The One” debuted atop the Hot 100.

Adding to a growing list of accolades and achievements, total global consumption already exceeds 6.7 million with over 2 million for the Remix in under a month. After becoming “the first Spanish language song to reach #1 on the Spotify Global Chart” and the platform’s “highest charting Spanish record ever,it has spent three weeks at #1, while the Remix peaked at #1 in 39 markets and the Original held #1 in 18 markets. On Shazam, it’s been #1 on the Global Chart for three weeks. At iTunes, the Original went #1 in 53 countries, and the “Despacito” (Remix) captured #1 in 59 countries.

The song also became “YouTube’s #1 Music Debut of 2017” with 177 million views and counting since the audio dropped last month. Moreover, in its original format “Despacito” generated 1.4 billion YouTube/VEVO views. Not only has it remained the #1 most-viewed video for 11 weeks, but it’s also the #1 most-viewed video of 2017. Plus, it is the fastest video to reach 1.3 billion views. On radio, it’s #1 in 20 countries as it takes the #1 spot in 15 countries on the Official Singles Chart.

Mixing reggaetón, pop, and hip-hop, this powerhouse anthem stands out as the year’s biggest international smash and a true global movement. “Despacito” remains the #1 “Most-Streamed Spanish Song on Spotify.

Luis Fonsi holds the distinction of being the “First Latin Artist to Break Into Spotify’s Top 3.

It also went #1 on Spotify’s Global Viral 50 Chart, making it “The Most Viral Song in the World. Plus, the single unanimously clutches #1 on Spotify across all Spanish-speaking countries. On iTunes Latino, it captured #1 on the “Top Songs” Chart for 16 consecutive weeks. Meanwhile, the music video is the #1 video of 2017, accomplishing “The Fastest Rise to 1 Billion Views Among Spanish Videos” and becoming the second video to achieve this milestone in history after Adele’s “Hello.” This anthem has sat atop YouTube’s Global Chart at #1 for 9 weeks and counting and #1 on Billboard’s Hot Latin Songs Chart for 15 straight weeks.

Written by Juliet Schroder

Juliet Schroder

Juliet is the founder and executive producer/host of Celeb Secrets and Celeb Secrets Country. When not reporting on the latest news in pop culture and country music, she enjoys traveling, spending time with friends and family, and exploring the latest fashion trends.

Juliet holds a B.S. in marketing from St. John's University.

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