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Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee's 'Despacito,' Featuring Justin Bieber, Hits No. 1 on Billboard Hot 100

The song is the first mostly Spanish-language No. 1 since “Macarena” in 1996 & makes Bieber the first artist ever to earn new No. 1s in back-to-back weeks.

Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee’s “Despacito,” featuring Justin Bieber, crowns the Billboard Hot 100 chart (dated May 27), rising 3-1. Among highlights for the new leader, it’s the first mostly Spanish-language Hot 100 No. 1 in more than 20 years and it makes Bieber the first artist ever to notch new No. 1s in consecutive weeks. A week ago (on the May 20 chart), Bieber bowed at No. 1 as featured (with three other acts) on DJ Khaled’s “I’m the One” (which this week dips to No. 3).

Bieber banks his fifth with “Despacito” (released on Universal Music Latino / Raymond Braun / SchoolBoy / Def Jam / UMLE / Republic Records).

No. 1 in streams & sales: “Despacito” scores its first week at No. 1 on the Streaming Songs chart with 54.3 million U.S. streams, up 14 percent, in the week ending May 11, according to Nielsen Music. It also leads the Digital Song Sales chart, rebounding 2-1 for a second week on top, with 104,000 downloads sold, up 4 percent, in the week ending May 11; the remix with Bieber, released April 17, accounts for 73 percent of the song’s sales in the tracking week. On Radio Songs, “Despacito” darts 18-11 with 57 million in all-format airplay audience, up 17 percent, in the week ending May 14.

Bieber earns his ninth Digital Song Sales No. 1 and fourth Streaming Songs No. 1, while Fonsi and Daddy Yankee rule each chart for the first time.

Hot Latin Songs leader: “Despacito” tops the Hot Latin Songs chart for a 15th week. While it’s Bieber’s first No. 1 on the genre chart, it’s Fonsi’s seventh and Daddy Yankee’s fifth. And, with 15 weeks on top, the track is tied for the 10th-longest No. 1 run in the chart’s 30-year history.

Bieber’s historic back-to-back No. 1s: Bieber becomes the first artist ever to tally new No. 1s on the Hot 100 in back-to-back weeks: “I’m the One” debuted at No. 1 on the May 20-dated chart (a week ago) and now “Despacito” dethrones it on the May 27 survey. The previous fastest accumulation of new No. 1s? Oh, only by The Beatles: On March 21, 1964, amid the frenzy of early Beatlemania, “She Loves You” hit No. 1; two weeks later, on the April 4-dated chart, “Can’t Buy Me Love” supplanted it. So, by adding new No. 1s in back-to-back weeks, Bieber bests the Beatles by a week for the quickest collection of new Hot 100 leaders.

Bieber was already among the mere 12 acts that have replaced themselves at No. 1 on the Hot 100, as his “Love Yourself” directly succeeded “Sorry” on Feb. 13, 2016. Now, he’s one of only three acts to earn two sets of consecutive leaders. 

Source: Billboard

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Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee's 'Despacito,' Featuring Justin Bieber, Hits No. 1 on Billboard Hot 100

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