Statistics shared by YouTube have revealed that the "Despacito" video has been viewed over 1 million times in over 99 countries, with Morocco providing the most views in the Arab world. So when Universal Music approached me to Direct and Choreograph the India video, I was very excited.
On Friday, "Despacito" surpassed 3 billion views on YouTube and officially became the video sharing website's most viewed music video.
More stats? YouTube says that 19 Latin songs are in its top 100 most-viewed videos of all-time chart, up from five in July 2015.
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Since its release in January, "Despacito" has streamed over 771 million times in the USA through July 20, and is now No. 1 on video and streaming charts.
It's also worth noting that this version of "Despacito" is in fact, not the Justin Bieber remix of the song - which doesn't even have its own MV. "Thank you all for supporting since day one!" I recognise the influence that the platform has.
"Breaking a record is overwhelming, and I'm happy to keep inspiring others to do the same", he added, speaking from Puerto Rico. Released in January, the video is also the first to cross the three-billion views mark and has accrued the most thumbs-up.