"Despacito" Is Breaking Records and It's All Because of You

Posted August 09, 2017

It seems like it was an inevitability that "See You Again" would be surpassed, but "Despacito" didn't take long to grab the throne. Universal Music launched the "India Dance Video" of "Despacito" in collaboration with National Award-winning choreographer Shiamak Davar recently.

'Despacito', the racy Spanish-language global smash hit throbbing with sexual innuendo, racked up another record Friday, supplanting 'See You Again' as the most watched video on YouTube.

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But note the pace at which "Despacito" has risen: it took just 203 days for it to become the most-viewed YouTube video ever, compared to the 827 days it took "See You Again" to overhaul PSY's "Gangnam Style". Besides, the original track's YouTube video is the website's most-watched video of all time. The record-breaking video does not include the popular remix with Justin Bieber; that version has been viewed more than 464 million times.

Also enjoying a solid improvement this week is Kesha's "Praying" (RCA/Sony), up 16-7 for the singer-songwriter's eighth top ten on the tally and the first since "Die Young" went to No. 3 in November 2012.

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He said: "Thank you YouTube for "Despacito" s success". And YouTube has a big responsibility, and I recognise it.

"I'm super excited and grateful to everyone who supported the song and video on YouTube, and happy to inspire and impact so many lives", Khalifa said in a statement.

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