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Luis Fonsi Tried to Get Ariana Grande on ‘Despacito’ Before Justin Bieber 

“Despacito” by Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee was 2017's biggest single, and Justin Bieber's remix made it even greater.  

Ariana Grande might have topped the chart had things gone differently.  

Luis revealed how the massive remix came together and his first attempts to get the “thank u, next” hitmaker involved in a recent interview.  

On The Interview with Yordi Rosado podcast, Luis said Justin heard “Despacito” on tour and wanted to get on it.  

Google translated that Justin contacted his then-manager Scooter Braun. His familiarity with the music was surprising.  

Luis told Pop Crave, “We had talked to Scooter Braun, because he also managed Ariana Grande, and we told him it'd be cool to have her on the song. Nothing ever happened—I don't know why.  

Naturally, the “Despacito” remix made history. Luis has explained Justin's role in the song.  


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