A remix to Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee’s “Despacito” immediately catapulted to high views on YouTube, partly because of guest vocals from Justin Bieber – who sings in Spanish on the track. According to YouTube, the remix has been the largest debut of a song on the platform this year.
The song, released Monday, gained close to 20 million views internationally in the first 24 hours of uploading. No music video uploaded to YouTube has grown that fast this year.
Fonsi and Yankee’s original version to the song itself has over 1 billion views and has stayed at the top of YouTube’s Global Music Top 100 chart.