Fonsi’s “Despacito” Remix, Featuring Justin Bieber, Debuts Big on YouTube

Luis Fonsi’s massive hit “Despacito” just got bigger…

Following the release this week of a remix of the 39-year-old Puerto Rican singer’s single featuring Daddy Yankee and Justin Bieber, singing in Spanish, “Despacito” is officially the biggest music debut of 2017 on YouTube, according to the video-sharing site.

Luis Fonsi

In a mere 24 hours, the new version of the reggaetón chart-topper had already garnered approximately 20 million views worldwide on YouTube.

With more than 980 million views, the original version of Fonsi’s “Despacito,” featuring Daddy Yankee, continues to rule YouTube’s Global Music Top 100 chart, followed by Ed Sheeran‘s “Shape of You.”

On Billboard‘s Hot Latin Songs chart, “Despacito” is currently No. 1 and has been for 11 straight weeks, and it peaked at No. 44 on the Billboard Hot 100 (it now sits at No. 48).

In a previous interview, Fonsi said the feel-good track “celebrates our Latin culture and who we are; movement, dancing and rhythm are engraved in my bones.”

He added: “The genre I listen to the most is salsa, so people look at me and see this guy who’s done mostly romantic ballads, but there’s always been this other side. It captures the best of both worlds, and I think that’s helped the success of the song.”

Fonsi will perform at the 2017 Billboard Latin Music Awards on April 27 at The Watsco Center in Miami.

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