The 2017 Latin Grammy Awards were held on Thursday and the results showed some love to Canada. Justin Bieber is now able to check the Latin Grammy for “Best Urban Fusion/Performance” off of his career to-do list. The big win was awarded for his help with remixing Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee’s smash hit “Despacito.”
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Congratulations are in order for Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee who are the main artists on the most streamed song in history, “Despacito.” According to Universal Music, the original and remix version of the song have gained 4.6 billion plays since the single’s January release.
2.6 billion of those views came from the original version’s music video on YouTube. The audio-only video of the Justin Bieber remix garnered 426.8 million YouTube plays while both versions of the song were streamed a combined 1.1 billion times. Luis took to Instagram early Wednesday morning to thank the fans, Justin and Daddy Yankee for playing a role in the song’s success.
Watch Luis’ video below.
(Photo credit: Justin Bieber Instagram account)