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Luis Fonsi, the man behind the global smash hit "Despacito", has been honoured with seven Guinness World Records titles for his chart-topping song.

The renowned Latin musician from Puerto Rico has been presented with seven official certificates in Miami, Florida (US) in recognition of the song's achievements since its release on 13 January 2017.

A duet with Daddy Yankee, "Despacito", went to the top of the charts holding top spot on Billboard’s "Hot Latin Song" list for 56 consecutive weeks, leading the single to shatter the record titles for the Most weeks at No.1 on Billboard's Hot Latin Songs chart and the Longest duration on the billboard charts.

The song has also broken the following titles:

  • Most viewed music video online - 5,003,945,241 views as of 6 April 2018
  • Most liked video online - 29,585,207 million likes on YouTube, as of 31 August 2018
  • Most viewed music video on YouTube (duet) - 5,003,945,241 views as of 6 April 2018
  • Most streamed track worldwide - 4.6 billion times worldwide as of 19 July 2017
  • First YouTube video to receive 5 billion views - achieved on 4 April 2018
  • Most viewed video online - 5,003,945,241 views as of 6 April 2018


Along with his certificates, the award-winning performer, composer, instrumentalist and producer was formally a copy of Guinness World Records 2019 while celebrating the release of his fourth and latest single, "Impossible", as these titles were featured in the latest edition of the best-selling annual.

From his first single, "Comenzaré" (1998) to his most recent "8" (2014), Fonsi has broken record sales and has become immensely popular, thanks to his impressive performances and extensive list of successful radio hits, which have managed to captivate thousands of people around the world.

Official adjudicator, Ralph Hannah, who presented the certificates and book to Fonsi, added: "On behalf of Guinness World Records, it is an honour to officially recognise Luis Fonsi for his worldwide success for "Despacito". 

"It follows the tradition of Puerto Rican artists who break records, showing that on a small island, great talents are born."

View Fonsi’s impressive titles and many others can be found within the inspiring pages of Guinness World Records 2019, which is currently available in stores and online!

"Despacito" also features in Guinness World Records' Year of Pop playlist.

GWR 2019