This is how they did it down in Puerto Rico: The inside story of Despacito

Mark Sutherland

Not many pop records transform the music industry. But Despacito, the so-called sound of the summer that ended up dominating the global pop year, has a genuine claim to have done so.

It was the first Spanish language No.1 in the US since Macarena in 1996, and could be the first to win the Record Of The Year/Song Of The Year Grammy Awards.

It’s the longest-running foreign language No.1 of all time in the UK, and the most-watched YouTube video ...

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