The song is already the most streamed ever with the counter moving upwards of 4.6 billion.
Fonsi's song surpassed previous record holder "See You Again", a song by Wiz Khalifa and Charlie Puth written for the "Furious 7" soundtrack. This achievement comes nearly seven months after it was first released on YouTube, managing to earn the status of an instant hit on many social media platforms.
After breaking this latest record, YouTube released several statistics that show the video's incredible success all over the world.
A version of the video featuring the goal star has so far received more than 464 million YouTube views. I recognise the influence that the platform has.
With its music video posted to the website January 12, "Despacito" became the most-watched video and the first to cross the three-billion view threshold, YouTube confirmed on Friday. The song has spent the last 12 weeks on top of the Billboard Hot 100 chart. The music industry [has] changed.
This also adds to Daddy Yankee's own records as an artist.