Luis Fonsi’s “Despacito” featuring Daddy Yankee dropped at the top of the year. The phrase “It was a very good year” certainly applies for the tune, as it’s the most viewed video of all time on YouTube, with nearly 4.5 billion hits. Now it’s nominated for three Grammy Awards.
“Despacito” got nods for Record Of The Year, Song Of The Year and Best Pop Duo/Group Performance. The track’s remix, that features Justin Bieber, hit number one on Billboard’s Hot 100 back in May. Topping the chart for 16 consecutive weeks, tying with “One Sweet Day” by Mariah Carey and Boyz II Men, as the longest reigning top song in the history of the chart.
Translated in English, “Despacito” means slowly; gently; softly; or quietly, ironically similar to the sentiment of ‘One Sweet Day.’ The song took honors for Record Of The Year; Song Of The Year; Best Urban Fusion/Performance; and Best Short Form Music Video at the Latin Grammy Awards AND won Collaboration Of The Year & Favorite Song – Pop/Rock at the American Music Awards.
From Billboard – 2018 Grammy nominations analysis… https://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/latin/8053730/2018-grammy-nominations-analysis-despacito-gets-its-due