‘Despacito’ Ties Mariah Carey’s Record for Most Weeks at No. 1

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At 16 weeks, song of the summer “Despacito” has tied with Mariah Carey’s hit “One Sweet Day” for most weeks at No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart.

“Despacito’s” staying power is helped by a remix featuring Justin Bieber. The Luis Fonsi song also features Daddy Yankee. Carey’s Boyz II Men collab “One Sweet Day” ruled the chart in 1995 and 1996.

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The video for the original version of “Despacito” became the first video in YouTube history to hit 3 billion views earlier this month.

“This is a historic day for Latin music! I’m incredibly thankful for all of my fans and their amazing support. Feeling very blessed right now,” Fonsi said in a statement to the Associated Press on Monday.

“Despacito” was nominated for song of the summer at MTV’s Video Music Awards on Sunday but — confusingly for many — lost to Lil Uzi Vert’s “XO TOUR Llif3.”

“Despacito’s” popularity even permeated “Sesame Street,” which aired a segment featuring Ernie parodying the song about his rubber duckie (el patito).

Nielsen Music said the song has sold 2.239 million digital tracks. It has more than 513 million on-demand video streams and 464 million on-demand audio streams.

“Despacito” has been no. 1 on Billboard’s Hot Latin chart for almost double the length as Billboard’s Hot 100, at 30 weeks, which also makes it Billboard Hot Latin’s longest-running chart-topper.

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    1. Jack T says:

      Doesn’t even deserve it!

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