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‘Despacito’ breaks YouTube record

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The mega-hit ‘Despacito’ by the Puerto Rican singer Luis Fonsi is currently the most watched video on YouTube with over six billion views, the Google-owned service said Tuesday.

The video, initially released in January 2017 by Fonsi and Puerto Rican rapper Daddy Yankee, by now holds the proof for the fastest two billion, three billion and four billion views (272 days).

Fonsi’s Spanish-language hit single, whose English title is ‘Slowly’, has had almost two billion views more than it is nearby challenger, ‘Shape of You’, by the British singer Ed Sheeran.

The South Korean singer Psy was the former to cross the two-billion-views hurdle on the platform with his ‘Gangnam Style’ in 2012, which also set off a dance craze.

Psy is now fifth in the YouTube charts with 3.3 billion views.

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