Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee's 'Despacito' First Video to Hit 3 Billion Views on YouTube

Daddy Yankee and Luis Fonsi
Omar Cruz*

Daddy Yankee and Luis Fonsi

After setting a record for most-viewed video in YouTube history on Friday (Aug. 3), Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee's "Despacito" tackled yet another record that same day: becoming the first YouTube video to reach 3 billion views.

The video, shot in Spanish and without Justin Bieber's additional verses, was first posted on Jan. 12 of this year.

"What an honor.. most viewed video in history and first video to reach 3 billion views... y EN ESPAÑOL!!" Fonsi captioned a celebratory video on Instagram. "Thank you to everybody involved @daddyyankee@zuleykarivera @elasticpeople Thank you, the fans for celebrating this song with us y gracias Puerto Rico por ser el escenario más hermoso del mundo. Que viva la música latina."