The music video for the No. 1 hit song Despacito has become the most viewed clip on YouTube of all-time.
YouTube announced Friday that Luis Fonsi's ubiquitous song with Daddy Yankee hit nearly three billion views - 2,993,786,682 views to be exact - and surpassed previous record holder
See You Again, the song by Wiz Khalifa and Charlie Puth from the Furious 7 soundtrack.
"Thank you YouTube for the Despacito success. I recognise the influence that the platform has. The music industry has changed - the rules of music have changed and YouTube has a big responsibility and I recognise it. Breaking a record is overwhelming, and I'm happy to keep inspiring others to do the same. Thank you YouTube," said Daddy Yankee.
Despacito became an international smash hit this year, topping the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
The record-breaking video does not include the popular remix with Justin Bieber; that version has been viewed more than 464 million times.
Despacito is on track to become the first video to reach three billion views on YouTube. The video is also the most "liked" video on YouTube.