See the stats: Luis Fonsi’s staggering success

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You’ve danced, sang, and jammed out in your car (whether you’ll admit it or not) to Luis Fonsi’s Spanish-language megahit "Despacito." The song features reggaeton superstar — and fellow Puerto Rican — Daddy Yankee. We can’t forget about Justin Bieber, who brushed up on his Spanish (just a little) and jumped on the remix. The sexy anthem has topped charts and broken records — seriously!

It spent 16 weeks at No.1 on the Billboard Hot 100. If you’re not impressed, you should be. That’s the longest run in Hot 100 history, tying Mariah Carey & Boyz II Men’s "One Sweet Day." They reached the coveted spot way back in 1995. Talk about a "Despacito" domination.

The music video also broke records. It’s the most watched in YouTube history, with more than 4.9 billion views — yes, billion. Fonsi says he first knew he had a hit when singers such as Ricky Martin and Marc Anthony praised him for the infectious tune.

"Despacito" is getting award show recognition too. It was nominated for three Grammys and went on to win four Latin Grammys. It received a whopping 10 Billboard Latin Music Awards, including Latin Pop Song of the Year and Artist of the Year for Luis Fonsi. Watch the video for more fun facts.

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