'Despacito' Wasn't Nominated For the MTV VMAs, and This Is How Luis Fonsi Responded
Luis Fonsi's "Despacito" made history when it became the most watched video of all time on YouTube, hitting over three billion views, so you could imagine everyone's confusion when it wasn't nominated for the 2017 MTV Video Music Awards.
An MTV spokesperson told the Associated Press the hit music video "was not submitted for consideration," and a spokesperson for Universal Music Latin Entertainment, the label that released "Despacito," revealed MTV and MTV 2 haven't played the music video since its release. When asked why, MTV gave no explanation.
In the statement, included in the AP report, the music label also went on to say it "would welcome MTV's decision to recognize Spanish-language videos on its main channel and the Music Video Awards program." In response, MTV asked the label to submit the video — three weeks after the Video Music Awards nominees were selected — and revealed the song, not the music video, will be included as a nominee in its song of Summer category, which will be officially announced during the week of Aug. 21.....
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