UPDATE: Aug. 4 at 2:08 p.m. ET:
Now it's time to move over, Wiz Khalifa. It looks like Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee hit “Despacito” just claimed the coveted title of most watched YouTube video of all time.
However, this is the original Fonsi & Yankee track—and not even the Justin Bieber remix.
With 2,995,181,583 views and counting, “Despacito” tops “See You Again,” which currently has 2,993,929,537 views.
Sadly, Wiz only had the title for about a month, but it was a great month while it lasted.
Watch the video for “Despacito” below:
ORIGINAL: July 11 at 10:25 a.m. ET:
Move over, Psy. Wiz Khalifa’s “See You Again” has bumped “Gangnam Style” to take the reign as the most watched YouTube video of all time.
The song, featuring Charlie Puth, has more than 2,896,314,534 views—and counting.
According to Wikipedia, which has a running list of the top viewed videos on YouTube, as of July 2017, a total of 68 videos have exceeded one billion views, 14 of which have exceeded two billion views.
Other videos in the “Billion View Club” include Justin Bieber’s “Sorry,” Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars’ “Uptown Funk” and Taylor Swift’s “Shake It Off,” which all happen to be towards the the list with upwards of 2 billion views.
It makes sense that “See You Again” is at the top, with it being connected to the highly popular Fast And Furious series, as well as its dedication to actor Paul Walker.
Give the video a watch below:
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