Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About ‘Despacito’

About to become one of the biggest songs of all time

Aug 25, 2017 · 14 min read
Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee perform onstage at the Billboard Latin Music Awards at Watsco Center on April 27, 2017 in Coral Gables, Florida — Sergi Alexander/Getty Images

By Wayne Marshall

By now you’ve heard it. The smash of 2017, “Despacito” has topped the charts in nearly 50 countries, including an unprecedented run on the U.S. Top 40 for a Spanish-language song. It is now the most viewed and liked video on YouTube of all time…

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