The remix’s run atop the Hot 100 marks the first time that a predominantly Spanish language song has commanded the Hot 100 since Los del Río’s “Macarena” remix spent 14 weeks at No. The remix has surpassed that milestone and is now the second song ever to rule the U. Despite the irony of its title (“Slowly”), it quickly became a massive hit.
Within hours of Fonsi and Yankee’s Latin collaboration dropping, the reggaeton jam set a new record on Vevo by becoming the Spanish language video with the most views in 24 hours (then 5.4 million views).
“Despacito” subsequently went on to pick up another Vevo record when it became the fastest Spanish language video to reach 200 million views, which it managed in 22 days.
The official music video is also the fastest ever music video to reach 2 billion views (it achieved this in 154 days) and has since exceeded that to over 3 billion.
Me quedo con ese hermoso recuerdo atesorado […] Daddy Yankee has achieved one of his dreams.
He has always wanted to record with the Puerto Rican symphony orchestra and he’s finally done it.
And he knew he hit rock bottom when he couldn’t even put gas in his car.