The most watched YouTube video of all time is Despacito by Luis Fonsi featuring Daddy Yankee. The video has over 6.8 Billion views on YouTube.
Despacito’s became the most watched YouTube video ever in 2017, showing that YouTube and the music video industry are more popular than they have ever been. For a long period of time, nobody thought Gangnam Style would ever be overtaken.
It also shows how YouTube has become a phenomenon globally. Despacito, which means “Slowly” in Spanish, is sung by Puerto Rican singer Luis Fonsi in Spanish, and also features Puerto Rican rapper Daddy Yankee.
Despacito topped the charts of 47 countries and entered the Top 10 in ten others. It was the first song to top the Billboard 100 in Spanish in 20 years.
A few months later, Justin Bieber came out with a remixed version of Despacito, where he sang some lines in English. This most likely helped the original version’s popularity, but it didn’t overtake it or enter the YouTube Most Viewed charts.
Despacito became the first YouTube video to ever hit three billion views. It overtook See You Again by Wiz Khalifa featuring Charlie Puth to become YouTube’s most watched video ever in August of 2017.