The song by Puerto Ricans Luis Fonsi ft Daddy Yankee
Despacito is a song trending all over the world. It is a reggaeton-pop song composed in common time with lyrics about having a sexual relationship, performed in a smooth and romantic way. Commercially, the song topped the charts of 45 countries and reached the top 10 of 9 others, making it both Fonsi and Daddy Yankee’s most successful single to date. With its 2.04 million certified sales plus track-equivalent streams, “Despacito” is one of the best-selling Latin singles in the United States. Several remix versions were released following the single’s success. On March 17, 2017, both a solo pop version and a salsa version featuring Puerto Rican musician Victor Manuelle were released. On April 17, 2017, a remix version featuring Canadian singer Justin Bieber was released; this version helped to improve the song’s chart performance in numerous countries, particularly in the English-speaking world.
Watch the video here, featuring gorgeous sites in La Perla, a barrio in Old San Juan.
The video shows both artists performing while participating on different parties on the island. It also features Miss Universe 2006 model Zuleyka Rivera. According to Luis Fonsi, the music video celebrates Latin American culture, saying that movement, dancing and rhythm are “engraved into his bones”. He also affirms that part of the song’s success was the reception of the fans, capturing the best of Fonsi’s romantic ballad and danceable facets.