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'Despacito' Stayed No.1 On Billboard Hot 100 For 16 Weeks Just Like 'One Sweet Day'

by Emily Joy Custodio   Aug 30, 2017 08:04 AM EDT

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"Despacito" of Luis Fonsi feat. Daddy Yankee still reigns in the No. 1 spot in its 16th week on Billboard Hot 100, the same way that "One Sweet Day" of Mariah Carey feat. Boyz II Men stays No. 1 on 1995-1996. Despite not being nominated in any category for an award in the music video at the recently held MTV VMA and not being able to get the Song of Summer award, the Latin song did well on its own. Adding the remix version with Justin Beiber made it more powerful in the history of Billboard Hot 100 chart.

According to Billboard, their archive from Aug. 4, 1958 shows the list of the longest chart-toppers recorded. Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee feat. Justin Bieber's "Despacito" reached No. 1 on May 27, 2017, while "One Sweet Day" of Mariah Carey & Boyz II Men went on to No. 1 on Dec. 2, 1995. As Billboard charts refresh every Tuesday, the week of Sept. 9, 2017, was released showing "Despacito" sitting pretty well at the top.

There are more to celebrate from Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee's song as it holds the title of YouTube's first 3 billion views. In a recent interview on Luis Fonsi, Variety reported how grateful and blessed the Puerto Rican artist feels for the success and the response his song gets. Indeed, Latin Music has a special place in the music industry as it provides a new beat in a unique diversity.

"Despacito" has been a favorite parody to celebrities, social media trends and even to Sesame Street's Ernie, as it recently sang the song with his famous rubber duckie. The song itself has earned a lot with 2.239 million digital tracks sold and more than 513 million on-demand video streams and 464 million on-demand audio streams.It is most popular on Billboard Hot Latin chart at 30 weeks at No. 1 making it the longest-running chart-topper on the local music channel.

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