Despacito is a song by Puerto Rican pop artist Luis Fonsi featuring Daddy Yankee. The song and a remix version featuring Justin Bieber grew to become immensely popular and inspired numerous parodies and remixes.”Despacito” was released along with its music video.
“Despacito” became the fifty-fourth video to reach 1 billion views on April 20, 2017; the twelfth video to reach 2 billion views on June 16, 2017; the first video to reach 3 billion views on August 4, 2017; and the first video to reach 4 billion views on October 11th, 2017, making it the most viewed and liked Youtube video of all time and within 272 days. The song debuted in the United States at number 2 on the Hot Latin Songs chart. The song hit number 1 on the Hot Latin Songs chart
and remained there for 22 weeks.
A part-English remix version featuring Justin Bieber singing in Spanish for the first time in his career was released, contributing to the song growing popular in English-speaking countries.
TMZ published a video of Bieber attempting to perform the song but instead of singing Spanish, was caught singing “Blah” (shown above). Bieber was harshly criticized for the performance.