Despacito has overtaken Wiz Khalifa’s “See you again” as the most watched YouTube video of all time. Luis Fonsi’s 2017 hit also soared past long term record holder “Gangnam Style”.
“Despacito” by Luis Fonsi featuring Daddy Yankee has rocketed past the competition since its release at the beginning of 2017 to become the most watched YouTube video of all time. The Spanish-language track has been viewed close to 3 billion times, quickly outstripping Wiz Kalifa, Psy, Justin Bieber and Taylor Swift.
The first video to reach 1 billion views online was Gangnam Style back in 2012. Since then, dozens of videos have surpassed a billion views, and a handful have hit the two billion mark.