April 11, 2018

Luis Fonsi’s Despacito Ft. Daddy Yankee, the most streamed video of all time on YouTube that hit a record 5 billion views recently, was deleted from the video sharing network for a brief while on Tuesday. The video was temporarily removed as many users complained that the cover image of it was replaced with a picture of a group wearing masks and pointing guns. The song title also changed to read, “Hacked by Prosox & Kuroi’SH & Shade & Akashi IT & KiraRoot & Xepher & SenpaiWeb & Misao…” When they tried to press play, it stated the video was unavailable.

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Vevo, a US-based video hosting service that is a joint venture between Universal Music Group (UMG), Sony Music Entertainment (SME), and Warner Music Group (WMG), confirmed it was hit by a security breach. Many of its videos, by  more than a dozen other artists such as DJ Snake, Drake, Iggy Azalea, Katy Perry, Maroon5, and Shakira, have been vandalized with the song title changed to what appear to be the names of the hackers responsible – including Prosox and Kuroi’SH, amongst others. Now, however, it appears everything is back to normal. Some videos had their footage removed and replaced by messages that included “Free Palestine.”

Five days back, Despacito had booked for creating a milestone in the history of YouTube by reaching 5 billion views. Despacito is a 2017 hit song which was admired by many countries, despite Spanish-language and soon went on to a Chartbuster single.

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Now the Despacito song is back on YouTube. Despicito is a Latin pop song of the Reggaeton genre composed in common time. The song topped the charts of 47 countries and reached the top 10 often others, making it both Fonsi’s and Daddy Yankee’s most successful single to date. Despacito has become the first song primarily in Spanish to top the Billboard Hot 100 and ties the longest-reigning number one on the Billboard Hot 100 with 16 weeks.

Watch the video right here:

By: Anurag Panchal

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