There’s nothing slow about how Luis Fonsi’s “Despacito” has taken over the music charts worldwide.
The “Despacito” remix featuring Justin Bieber officially hit No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot 100 on Monday, making it the first mostly Spanish-language song to claim the spot since the “Macarena” in 1996. The only other song to achieve this in history was “La Bamba,” according to Forbes.
The original single, which has over a billion views on YouTube, was released in January and quickly climbed the charts in Latin America and Europe. But in the United States, it wasn’t until Bieber remixed the song in April that it began making its way to the top.