Who won the race to three billion YouTube views?


"Despacito" and "See You Again" were locked in an epic, brutal popularity battle atop the YouTube charts.

As the first and second most watched videos on Google's video platform, both had a chance to become the first ever video to break the three-billion view milestone.
[So who won???]

"Despacito"! It currently has 3,027,584,931 views (last I checked) while "See You Again" is still at 2,998,975,400 views, though it will no doubt reach the 3B mark within a couple of days. Congrats Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee (and none for Justin Bieber bye).

"Despacito" reached the milestone in just under seven months while "See You Again" was released on Youtube in April 2015.

Sources: me and my inexplicable obsession with this race, 1, 2, 3, 4