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.