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The song practically opened the doors of the world for Latin urban music.

Despacito, by Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee, an incombustible hit.
© YoutubeDespacito, by Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee, an incombustible hit.

What they did Luis Fonsi Y Daddy Yankee it will never be forgotten. The debut of Slowly It was historic, it broke all records. In 2022, the iconic song turns 5 and there is practically no person in the world who has not seen his official video clip.

Since its launch, the theme adds 28.2 billion streams on digital music platforms and its video clip exceeds the 13 thousand 902 million total reproductions.

It was on January 13, 2017 that the Puerto Rican singer Luis Fonsi premiered the clip on YouTube, five years later he has world records, elevated the urban genre and Latin music to the rankings of the five continents and continues with a position within the most heard from history.

Such was the impact of Slowly that scientific reasons from neuroscience were even sought to explain the global phenomenon. The beat or easy-to-follow measure, the repetitiveness of the melody and the breaking of the cadence when the song stops and Fonsi says ‘des pa ci to’, are some of those responsible for this song being one of the most catchy in the world. Latin urban pop and that, despite the passing of the years, we cannot stop singing.

Slowly: The figures that mark the anthem of Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee

His video was recorded in the La Perla neighborhood in Puerto Rico and is the second most viewed on YouTube, with 7.7 billion views, maintaining a high turnover until now.

In 2017, it held # 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for 16 weeks, was # 1 Global on the charts of more than 80 countries and accumulates more than 18 billion streams on Spotify.

The hit achieved four Latin Grammy awards in that same year, for Best Song, Best Recording, Best Urban Fusion / Interpretation and Best Short Version Music Video.

Meanwhile, the remix of Slowly, which also featured Justin Bieber, became the first song in Spanish, after 20 years, to reach # 1 on the charts in the United States (The previous one had been the Macarena, from Los Del Río, in 1996).

It also displaced great stars of English music at that time such as Bruno Mars, Coldplay, Ed Sheeran and Kendrick Lamar, among others.

Slowly it became the spearhead for the collaborations between Latin and Anglo artists of different musical tendencies to be replicated.

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