With the year approaching an end, YouTube has come up with YouTube Rewind 2018, an annual look back at the year in video.
Following the achievement of last year’s massive hit Despacito, Latin Music has continued to dominate on YouTube. In 2018, eight of the ten most-watched music videos over the past year were by Latin artists.
Puerto Rican musicians were at the top of their game, accounting for six of the 10, including the overall most watched video, Te Bote Remix, by Puerto Rican rappers Nio García, Darell and Casper Mágico and featuring Nicky Jam, Bad Bunny and Ozuna. The video has been watched 1.4 billion times. X (Equis), by Nicky Jam and J. Balvin, is the second most watched video of the year. Dura, by Daddy Yankee, also from Puerto Rico was the fourth most-watched video of the year. Known as the king of Reggaeton, Daddy Yankee was also behind 2017’s Despacito, along with fellow Puerto Rican Luis Fonsi and featuring Justin Bieber.
Despacito really opened the door for Latin pop songs, particularly reggaeton, when it became not only the biggest song of 2017 but one of the most successful singles in history, establishing itself in the top spot on the Hot 100 for a record-tying 16 weeks.
We’re seeing the effect of it this year, where an unprecedented number of Spanish songs have crossed over. In fact, only two English language pop songs cracked the top 10: Maroon 5’s Girls Like You, featuring Cardi B, which came in at number three, and Drake’s God’s Plan at number eight.
Check out the full list here:
1. Te Bote Remix – Casper, Nio García, Darell, Nicky Jam, Bad Bunny, Ozuna | Video Oficial
2. Nicky Jam x J. Balvin – X (EQUIS) | Video Oficial | Prod. Afro Bros & Jeon
3. Maroon 5 – Girls Like You ft. Cardi B
4. Daddy Yankee | Dura (Video Oficial)
5. Ozuna x Romeo Santos – El Farsante (Remix) (Video Oficial)
6. Becky G, Natti Natasha – Sin Pijama (Video Oficial)
7. El Chombo – Dame Tu Cosita feat. Cutty Ranks (Official Video) [Ultra Music]
8. Drake – God’s Plan
9. Reik – Me Niego ft. Ozuna, Wisin (Video Oficial)
10. Vaina Loca – Ozuna x Manuel Turizo (Video Oficial)