Despacito: how a Puerto Rican pop song became a global hit at football grounds

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!! 🇵🇷

Repeating Islands


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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I'm originally from Puerto Rico. I was born in Santurce and raised in Rio Piedras. Have lived in Florida since 1999. I have a doctorate degree in Medicine; completed in 1976. My Internal Medicine specialty was completed in 1979. Worked for Puerto Rico's health system until 1985. At this time, I'm happily retired after working for the federal government for almost 28yrs. I want to offer any knowledge that I have to anyone "out there" who is interested. My views are liberal in almost every sense. My knowledge is "eclectic" - a bit of everything. Music and reading are my passion. Blogging has also become a very interesting endeavor. Metaphysical topics attract me. I'm interested in news reporting human issues like injustice, discrimination and abuse - the "wrongly" affected. My intention is to bring this knowledge to an understandable level and to help anyone in need. I'm open to questions and will answer them to the best of my ability. Currently working on an enterprise whose main mission will be to bring peoples of all walks of life together. To be one .... since we ALL are ONE!! The future looks bright and promising!!!

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