Luis Fonsi took some time on the red carpet to chat with Billboard’s Griselda Flores and Justino Aguila at Thursday’s (April 26) Billboard Latin Music Awards, where he discussed the continued success of his hit song “Despacito.”
Asked how it has feels to have traveled the globe to perform the song, Fonsi says that it has been a blessing to share his culture and his language with the world. “It’s something that in my 20-year career, I hadn’t done before,” Fonsi says.
“My career was mostly based in Latin American countries, so to be able to go into these exotic places, singing in Spanish is truly a blessing and I’m enjoying it and I hope that it keeps on growing and doors keep on opening for Latin music — not only for me, but for all my colleagues,” he continues.
Fonsi performed the song live for the very first time at last year’s Billboard Latin Music Awards, and he notes that it is “incredible” that the song continues to be No. 1 after all that time.
“The song has been No. 1 for 52 weeks,” he exclaims. “That’s a full year! I say it and I don’t even believe it…I don’t take any of this for granted. It’s been a lot of hard work. I’m very blessed and very grateful for everybody involved — Daddy Yankee, Justin Bieber, everyone who just put their magic into the song. And now I just hope that we can keep making great music.”
You can check out Luis Fonsi’s full interview in the video above.