Justin Bieber Came Up With the ‘Despacito (Remix)’ Idea

Justin Bieber Came Up With the 'Despacito (Remix)' Idea

Did you know that the hit song “Despacito (Remix)” was Justin Bieber‘s idea?

The 23-year-old singer was the one who contacted Luis Fonsi to put together the remake of the track, featuring Daddy Yankee.

It’s a good thing, too, because it was an instant success! In fact, it’s the first Spanish-language song to make it into the top 10 on Billboard‘s Hot 100 list in 20 years.

“The reality is that the song, thank God, is already a global hit,” Luis told Yahoo. “What Justin Bieber does now is take it to an Anglo-Saxon market. He was the one who initiated it. He was on tour in Colombia when he heard the song in a club. He saw how people reacted and told his manager he wanted to record the song.”

“[Justin] recorded it and decided to sing in Spanish on his own, and I think it’s incredible,” Luis added.

Listen to “Despacito (Remix)” here, and make sure to check out Justin in DJ Khaled‘s just-released “I’m The One” music video!

Pictured: Justin heading out of a business meeting with a friend and throwing up a peace sign for the cameras on Friday (April 28) in Beverly Hills, Calif.