Last night, Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee proved one again the mass appeal of Spanish-language music with summer hit “Despacito.” The track, which sat on the Billboard‘s Hot 100 for 16 weeks, making history as the longest running No. 1 song since Mariah Carey and Boyz II Men’s 1995 “One Sweet Day,” took home two awards at the 2017 American Music Awards, which aired live on Nov. 19.

The megahit won for “Best Collaboration of the Year,”and “Favorite Song – Pop/Rock.” It was also nominated for “Video of the Year,” but Bruno Mars took that trophy home for “That’s What I Like.”

Fonsi, who wasn’t there to accept the award, made his acceptance speech via video: “This award for collaboration of the year, I have to thank a lot of people who were involved with ‘Despacito.’ First, Daddy Yankee and next, Justin Bieber for the remix,” the Latin singer said. “It’s been an amazing ride. Thank you guys so much for this award. Thank you AMAs. This award goes out to my beautiful island of Puerto Rico.”

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