“Despacito”, by Puerto Rican Luis Fonsi, has reached number 1 on Billboard’s Hot 100 list and has become the first Spanish song that reigning in the United States since “Macarena” in 1996.
Fonsi’s theme with Daddy Yankee has made the definitive leap with the new version of Canadian Justin Bieber.
“Despacito” was ahead of Bruno Mars’s “That’s What I Like” and “I’m The One” by DJ Khaled, second and third respectively.
Panamanian Erika Ender, co-composer of Despacito, has said in a statement that she and Fonsi “never” imagined that the song was going to have “such a huge reach.”
For Erika Ender, success is a “blessing” for Latin music worldwide:
“The whole world is singing and dancing in Spanish,” he said.
It is an event that Spanish music did not get since in 1996, when “Macarena”, of the Spanish duo Los del Rio, remixed by the Bayside Boys, was up to No. 1 in the US. And remained in first place 14 weeks.
In addition, for fifteenth consecutive week “Despacito”, song with spirit of ballad but reggaeton rhythm, is number one in the list Hot Latin Songs, followed of “The Amante”, of Nicky Jam, and “Blackmail” of Shakira next to Maluma .
Also on the Latin Airplay, Latin Digital Song Sales, Latin Streaming Songs and Latin Pop Songs charts.
Miami, May 16, 2017, EFE/PracticaEspañol