Bieber has really nothing to do with this awesome single!! He appropriated the culture and exploited the Puerto Rican performers!
Yet … the song has a life of its own!
Go, Puerto Rico!! 🇵🇷
A report by Martino Simcik for London’s Guardian.
Despacito is not only a global hit with 2.5bn views on YouTube. It’s also one of the most popular tunes on the terraces – thanks to a group of fans in Argentina
Over the last seven months, Luis Fonsi’s song Despacito has eaten up the global music charts. The song has become a viral phenomenon, racking up more than 2.5bn views on YouTube and even being credited with boosting Puerto Rico’s economy with a 45% spike in tourism.
The music video was released on 12 January and reached one billion views on YouTube within 97 days. Justin Bieber put out a remix of the song in late April, taking it to a new audience and giving the story a political edge. When Bieber garbled the song’s lyrics in a concert in May, singing “I don’t know the words so…
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