Who Is He
Luis Alfonso Rodriguez Lopez-Cepero, known by his stage name Luis Fonsi, is a Puerto Rican-American singer, songwriter, and actor, best known for the song “Despacito.” The song topped the charts of 45 countries and reached the top 10 in 9 others. It became the first primarily Spanish song to top the Billboard Hot 100 since "Macarena" in 1996. The official video received its three billionth view on YouTube in August 2017 making it the fastest video to reach that milestone. With remixes by Justin Beiber and Major Lazer, "Despacito" has become the world's most streamed song of ALL TIME with 4.6 billion streams.The single has 3.3 million certified sales in the US making it one of the best selling Latin singles ever.
What Are His Messages
A quick viewing of the "Despacito" reggae-pop music video reveals Luis' main messages are about sexual relationships.
What Does A Youthworker Need2Know
First you need to realize that you cannot avoid this song. With 4.6 billion streams, your kids have heard it and probably have seen the video. Our writers have given some thoughts on this and Bruno Mars' "Versace On The Floor". http://interlinc-online.com/buzz/news/?p=2&id=1256 Doug Ranck has done a great job on the Re:Tuned Discussion Guide: make sure you use it with your students.
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