“Despacito” is a song by Puerto Rican musician Luis Fonsi featuring vocalist Daddy Yankee from Vida’s tenth studio album, released on January 12, 2017. The remixed version (featuring Justin Bieber), released on April 17, 2017, topped the US (Billboard Hot 100) and UK (UK Singles Chart) charts, marking the first time a Spanish-language song had been a hit since 1996 the song Macarena.
After receiving 6,000,000,000 views, the clip was listed in the Guinness Book of Records as the most popular video in YouTube history, and also became the leader among YouTube video clips in terms of the largest number of likes (over 45,000,000 as of September 20, 2021). The song stayed at the top of the US Billboard Hot 100 for sixteen weeks, breaking the record for Mariah Carey’s “One Sweet Day”. “Despacito” became available for digital download on January 12, 2017 via Universal Music Latin.
The release on physical media began on April 30, 2017 in Europe as a 2-track single, including the original and pop version. The song was recorded in Miami (Florida) in 2016. The song was produced by Mauricio Rengifo and Andrés Torres; the second of them is known for his work with David Bisbal and Ricky Martin. And the first producer (Rengifo) is better known as El Dandee of the Colombian pop duo Cali & El Dandee.