PEAK POSITION: Number 1 in May to June, July and August 2017 for 11 non-consecutive weeks (Chart History)
COMBINED SALES: 2.4 million (March 2018)
RELEASE DATE: April 2017
WHEN DID IT REACH ONE MILLION SALES: June 2017
Despacito was massive in 2017. Performed by Puerto Rican singer Luis Fonsi, the song caught people’s imagination and when Justin Bieber added a vocal to the remix the song became one of the biggest hits ever.
The song reached Number 1 in just four weeks and spent eleven weeks at Number 1.
1 wk later & it's a Platinum seller!
— bpi music (@bpi_music) June 2, 2017
It was knocked off the top for a week in July by a charity single raising funds for the victims of the Grenfell fire disaster in London and then for a week by DJ Khaled in July 2017. Even a change in streaming ratios for the chart didn’t stop the single returning to Number 1 it was that popular!
'I'm The One' Platinum
'Despacito' 2x Platinum pic.twitter.com/LuuwY33Cf3
— bpi music (@bpi_music) July 7, 2017
— bpi music (@bpi_music) September 1, 2017
By the end of 2017 the single had combined sales of 2.3 million!
— bpi music (@bpi_music) March 2, 2018