Detail photograph showing the YouTube application on a smartphone, in a file photograph. EFE / Sascha Seteinbach

New York, Jan 13 (EFE).- The video for “Baby Shark”, the popular South Korean children’s song, became the first to exceed 10,000 million views on YouTube, a goal that reached just over a year after unseating Luis Fonsi’s “Despacito” and Daddy Yankee as the most viewed on the digital platform.

The catchy tune, recorded by Korean-American singer Hope Segoine and produced by South Korean educational company Pinkfong, was originally posted on YouTube on June 17, 2016.

Since then, it has become one of the most recognized songs in the world and even made it to the Billboard Top100 list in 2019.

“We are delighted to announce that our beloved ‘Baby Shark’ has set another record,” Pinkfong CEO Min Seok Kim said in a statement on Thursday.

“It has been a meaningful journey to see how ‘Baby Shark’ has connected people from all over the world,” he added.

On November 2, 2020, the Asian video surpassed the «Despacito» of Puerto Rican stars Luis Fonsi and Dadde Yankee, which reached YouTube on January 12, 2017 and which until then was the most viewed video in the platform’s history with 7,038 million views.

At the beginning of the pandemic, a version of “Baby Shark” was recorded to promote good hand hygiene among the little ones with the arrival of the coronavirus pandemic, further boosting its popularity.

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