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FILE - In this April 27, 2017 file photo, singers Luis Fonsi, left and Daddy Yankee perform during the Latin Billboard Awards in Coral Gables, Fla. On Friday, Aug. 4, 2017, YouTube announced that the music video for the No. 1 hit song “Despacito” has become the most viewed clip on YouTube of all-time. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)

'Despacito' rose to the top to become YouTube's most watched video of all time

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The music video for the hit song 'Despacito," featuring Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee, has outranked "See You Again" by Wiz Khalifa and Charlie Path to become YouTube's most watched video of all time, with more than three billion views.

Luis Fonsi - Despacito ft. Daddy Yankee

Besides becoming the most watched music video on YouTube, "Despacito" is also the most "liked." It doesn't include the popular remix with Justin Bieber, which has gained about 464 million views.

The international smash became an instant hit, topping the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

"I am so happy and I just wanted to reach out to you guys," Fonsi shared in a video. "Thank you to you for your support, to everybody involved, my brother Daddy Yankee, the whole production team, to Puerto Rico--the start of the show, the start of this song."

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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