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'Despacito' Tops Hot 100 for 13th Week, Sets New No. 1 Record on Digital Song Sales Chart

Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee’s smash single, featuring Justin Bieber, also breaks the record for most weeks (14) at No. 1 on the Digital Song Sales chart.

Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee’s “Despacito,” featuring Justin Bieber, now owns the longest reign atop the Billboard Hot 100 in 2017, clocking a lucky 13th consecutive week at No. 1 on the chart dated Aug. 19. The stretch surpasses the 12-week rule of Ed Sheeran’s “Shape of You” in January through April.

“Despacito” also sets a second longevity mark this week, becoming the first song to record 14 weeks at No. 1 on the Digital Song Sales chart.

With its latest frame, “Despacito” (released on Universal Music Latino / Raymond Braun / SchoolBoy / Def Jam / UMLE / Republic Records), becomes one of just 11 songs to have topped the Hot 100 for at least 13 weeks, dating to the chart’s Aug. 4, 1958, inception. No song has led longer since Mark Ronson’s “Uptown Funk!,” featuring Bruno Mars, dominated for 14 weeks in 2015. That track and six others are second only to Mariah Carey and Boyz II Men’s “One Sweet Day,” which spent an unprecedented 16 weeks atop the chart in 1995-96.

Weeks at No. 1, Title, Artist, Date Reached No. 1
16, "One Sweet Day,” Mariah Carey & Boyz II Men, Dec. 2, 1995
14, “Uptown Funk!,” Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars, Jan. 17, 2015
14, “I Gotta Feeling,” The Black Eyed Peas, July 11, 2009
14, “We Belong Together,” Mariah Carey, June 4, 2005
14, “Candle in the Wind 1997”/“Something About the Way You Look Tonight,” Elton John, Oct. 11, 1997
14, “Macarena (Bayside Boys Mix),” Los Del Rio, Aug. 3, 1996
14, “I’ll Make Love to You,” Boyz II Men, Aug. 27, 1994
14, “I Will Always Love You,” Whitney Houston, Nov. 28, 1992
13 (to date), “Despacito,” Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee featuring Justin Bieber, May 27, 2017
13, “The Boy Is Mine,” Brandy & Monica, June 6, 1998
13, “End of the Road,” Boyz II Men, Aug. 15, 1992

While “Despacito” is three weeks from equaling the all-time mark of “One Sweet Day,” it also moves within one week of tying the record for the most weeks at No. 1 by a primarily non-English language song.  As noted above, Los Del Rio’s “Macarena” controlled the chart for 14 weeks in 1996 thanks to the popularity of its Bayside Boys remix.

As "Despacito” continues to dominate, the song rewrites the No. 1 record on the Digital Song Sales chart with a 14th week atop the list since the chart’s arrival on Oct. 30, 2004. The song sells 84,000 downloads (down 17 percent) in the week ending August 3, according to Nielsen Music.

On the Streaming Songs chart, “Despacito” leads for a 13th week, with 49.8 million U.S. streams (down 6 percent) in the week ending August 3. The track again tops all three of the Hot 100’s main component charts, as it leads the all-format Radio Songs chart for a fifth week with 141 million in all-format airplay audience (down 1 percent) in the week ending August 6.

The “Despacito” triple crown of No. 1 ranks on Radio Songs, Digital Song Sales and Streaming Songs for a fifth week in a row is the longest consecutive stretch since “Closer” topped each list for six straight frames in October – November last year.

“Despacito” also captures a 27th week atop the Hot Latin Songs chart and extends its reign on the Songs of the Summer survey to 10 weeks, having led the latter list each week since its annual return just after Memorial Day.

DJ Khaled’s “I’m The One,” featuring Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance the Rapper and Lil Wayne, dips 4-6, after having debuted at No. 1 on the May 20-dated chart. 

Source: Billboard

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'Despacito' Tops Hot 100 for 13th Week, Sets New No. 1 Record on Digital Song Sales Chart

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