Enrique Iglesias' 'Bailando' Becomes First Spanish Song to Surpass Billion Views on YouTube
People can’t seem to stop dancing to the beat of Enrique Iglesias’ “Bailando.” The urban-flamenco party anthem, released in 2014 and featuring Descemer Bueno and Gente de Zona, has reached a new milestone, hitting one billion views on YouTube. That in itself is an achievement, but the fact that it’s the first Spanish-language song to reach those numbers is even more impressive.
"Thank you guys so much for getting Bailando Spanish version to 1 BILLION views. Incredible!!!," said the Spanish heartthrob on Instagram.
Iglesias is currently on his Sex & Love tour, which, to date, has attracted over one million people around the world and counting. Up next he’s nominated for two Premios Tu Mundo, in the favorite pop artist category and "party-starting song" for “El Perdón,” his other mega-hit with Nicky Jam. A new bilingual version of the song, titled "Forgiveness," aims to get it a comparable amount of play as its Spanish-language counterpart.
Iglesias will probably have more to toast to in the future. His longtime manager Fernando Giaccardi, who made it onto the 2015 Billboard Latin Power Players List, recently said of his superstar client, “With Enrique, it’s never enough. It’s like, 'Great, we did this. Now what?' ”