Look! "Despacito" Is The First YouTube Video To Reach 3 Billion Views

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What the global takeover looked like.

The music video for the No. 1 hit song "Despacito" has a new record - it's become the most popular clip on YouTube of all-time with more than three billion views.

"Thank you YouTube for Despacito's success, I recognise the influence that the platform has", Daddy Yankee said in a Billboard video on Instagram.

YouTube released a chart showing how "Despacito" stacks up to other top videos.

According to YouTube, Latin artists account for more than a third of the top 100 most-viewed musicians of 2017 so far, with the likes of Nicky Jam, Maluma, J Balvin and Ozuna all having notched up more than 1bn views this year alone.

The song, which also features Daddy Yankee and Justin Bieber has also broken the record for most weeks at number one on America's Digital Song Sales chart - at 14. "Everything that has happened in the last six months has exceeded all my expectations, and I'm just grateful that people have enjoyed it so much and continue to sing it, dance it and share it".

"Wow", Puerto Rican rapper Daddy Yankee, who is featured on 'Despacito', said to his almost 17 million followers on Instagram.

Talking about his experience of choreographing the song, Davar said: "When Universal Music approached me to direct and choreograph the India video, I was very excited".

In YouTube record terms, Psy's 'Gangnam Style' was left in the dust Friday with 2.92 billion views.

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