"Despacito" by Erika Ender hits 5,000,000 views on YouTube

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  • Sat, 04/07/2018 - 19:34
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Puerto Rican artists Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee’s "Despacito" video has become the first musical project to hit 5,000 million views on YouTube.

In this way, "Despacito", directed by the Puerto Rican Carlos Pérez, has 500 million views more than any other video on that platform on the Internet.

The second most watched video on YouTube belongs to "See you again", by Wiz Kalifa featuring Charlie Puth.

Likewise, "Despacito" was the first video in the history of YouTube to reach 4,000 million views.

"Despacito" is currently also the most watched video in 45 countries, including Spain, Mexico, Germany, Greece, Portugal and Argentina.

The video was shot in the colorful Sanjuanero neighborhood of La Perla and in "La Factoría", an iconic bar on San Sebastián Street in Old San Juan.

As explained in a recent interview with Efe, Carlos Pérez, from the Elastic People company, Fonsi introduced him the song at the end of July of last year, and the artist told him that the video had to include "the colors of Puerto Rico, the spirit, the dance and the sensuality of the music".

"Despacito", written by Fonsi and Panamanian Erika Ender, topped the Billboard's Hot 100 list for 49 consecutive weeks, and ranked first in at least 89 countries.



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