“EL TIBURON (THE SHARK)” BY HENRY MENDEZ BREAKS THE RECORD FOR MOST VIEWS IN SPAIN – MORE THAN 1 MILLION VIEWS IN LESS THAN 72 HOURS
The video with most views in that time-frame in the history of Youtube Spain
Last Friday the video for the remake of the classic hit “El Tiburon” was released. The song was re-invented by Henry Mendez, a Dominican artist living in Spain. In less than three days, “El Tiburon (The Shark)” has broken Youtube Spain record becoming the first video by a Spanish artist to reach 1 million views in such a short time-frame, claiming the #1 position on the top YouTube videos chart in the country.
It instantly spread like wildfire and was shared on the social networks of some of Spain’s biggest local and international stars including David Bisbal, Cristian Tello, Merche, Xuso Jones, Auryn, Efecto Pasillo, Rafa Mora, Tony Aguilar and Xavi Martinez. These artists as well as many others have shared the video using the hashtag #ElTiburon, making it a Trending Topic on Twitter. The summer themed video has all of the ingredients to make it a viral phenomenon including its unforgettable visuals that showcase a contagious choreography know as #sharking.
The Dominican group behind the original classic hit “El Tiburon”, Proyecto Uno, congratulated Mendez for his renovated modern version. “The @henrymendez_ version of El Tiburon is really good! Supporting 100%,” wrote Magic Juan on his Twitter while Nelson Zapata wrote “it’s incredible, thanks for keeping the spirit of El Tiburon alive,” on his social networks.
Henry Méndez has had various successful singles in 2012 including “Rayos de Sol” and “Noche de Estrella” (certified gold and platinum albums as well as #1 at radio and sales in Spain and Europe) and in 2013 with “Mi Reina”, a song that has taken him to be the highest selling Spanish artista for 3 consecutive weeks. “El Tiburón (The Shark)” will be available son on iTunes and other digital stores.