Victory was sweet but short for Wiz Khalifa and Charlie Puth, whose "See You Again" became the most-viewed video ever on YouTube last month - there's a new No. 1 in town. It's the first video ever on YouTube to top three billion views.
The video is also the most "liked" video on YouTube.
Statistics shared by YouTube have revealed that the "Despacito" video has been viewed over 1 million times in over 99 countries, with Morocco providing the most views in the Arab world. Besides, the original track's YouTube video is the website's most-watched video of all time.
"Thank you YouTube for 'Despacito's success".
The digital led contest, in association with VH1 India, prompted people from all across India to send in their renditions of choreography to the beats of the hit song. The song spent a dozen weeks at No. 1 on Billboard's Hot 100 pop chart in 2015 after appearing in the soundtrack for the movie "Furious 7"; it's a tribute to Paul Walker, the actor who died in a auto wreck during filming.
Despacito now holds the longest reign at the top of the Billboard Hot 100 countdown this year after overtaking Ed Sheeran's Shape of You, which spent 12 weeks at number one between January and April.
With the enormous popularity that "Despacito" has seen in only seven months, it looks like this might be a pretty tough record for future artists to break, but stranger things have happened. "My dance company and I had a great time working on this video".