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Taylor Swift ends ‘Despacito”s 16-week reign at US number one

Taylor Swift
Taylor Swift has stormed to the top of the US singles chart, ending the 16-week reign of Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee's 'Despacito' in the process. Exclusive NME offer: Save £10 on Amazon Music Unlimited plans with code NME10 The singer's comeback single 'Look What You Made Do' has landed the top spot in her home country following its first full week...

‘Despacito’ singer Luis Fonsi named Puerto Rico’s tourism ambassador

'Despacito'
'Despacito' singer Luis Fonsi has been named Puerto Rico's tourism ambassador. Exclusive NME offer: Save £10 on Amazon Music Unlimited plans with code NME10 The 39-year-old singer was born in the South American country's capital, San Juan. His hit track references the country's beaches in the line "Vamo a hacerlo en una playa en Puerto Rico." The main image on Puerto...

‘Despacito’ is now the most viewed video on YouTube of all time

'Despacito'
'Despacito' has broken the record for most viewed YouTube video of all time. The hit track by Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee was originally released in January 2017, but was later re-released in April with vocals from Justin Bieber. The video for the original version of the song has reached over three billion hits on YouTube, taking it past the clip...

Listen to ‘Despacito’ star Luis Fonsi duet with Emma Bunton

Luis Fonsi might be world famous as the Puerto Rican saucepot promising to “surpass your danger zones”, “make you scream” and “do it on the beach in Puerto Rico ‘til the waves scream ‘dear lord’” on his smash hit ‘Despatico’ with Justin Bieber. But back in 2004, just six years into his career as a Latino pop heartthrob, Fonsi...