Billboard Hot 100: ‘Despacito’ by Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee becomes one of the 11 biggest hits of all time

Sorry, Ed Sheeran. Billboard has revealed that “Despacito” by Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee featuring Justin Bieber just passed Sheeran’s “Shape of You” to become the year’s longest-running number-one hit. It tops the Hot 100 singles chart for the 13th week in a row, a historic run that ties it with Boyz II Men‘s “End of the Road” (1992) and Brandy and Monica‘s “The Boy is Mine” (1998). See what else made the top 10 this week in Billboard’s video above.

“Despacito” began its groundbreaking run at number-one on the chart dated May 27, and now it exceeds the 12 nonconsecutive weeks “Shape of You” spent in the leading position between January 28 and April 29. Those two songs have dominated the chart to the point where there have only been eight weeks in 2017 when any other song was number-one. And if that’s not enough, the music video for the original version of “Despacito” (not the Billboard number-one version featuring Bieber) just took over as the most watched video in YouTube history with 3.066 billion views. It surpassed “See You Again” by Wiz Khalifa featuring Charlie Puth, which ascended to the top of YouTube’s all-time chart less than a month earlier.

Now “Despacito” has a couple more milestones in sight. It’s one week away from tying Los Del Rio‘s “Macarena” as the longest-running chart-topper primarily in a language other than English. And it’s three weeks away from the all-time record 16 weeks spent on top by “One Sweet Day” by Mariah Carey and Boyz II Men. But that record has stood since 1996, and several singles since then have tried and failed to match it. Below is the full list of 11 songs that have spent 13 weeks or more at number-one.

16 Weeks

“One Sweet Day” — Mariah Carey and Boyz II Men (1996-1996)

14 Weeks

“I Will Always Love You” — Whitney Houston (1992-1993)
“I’ll Make Love to You” — Boyz II Men (1994)
“Macarena” — Los Del Rio (1996)
“Candle in the Wind 1997/Something About the Way You Look Tonight” — Elton John (1997-1998)
“We Belong Together” — Mariah Carey (2005)
“I Gotta Feeling” — Black Eyed Peas (2009)
“Uptown Funk” — Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars (2015)

13 Weeks

“End of the Road” — Boyz II Men (1992)
“The Boy is Mine” — Brandy and Monica (1998)
“Despacito” — Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee featuring Justin Bieber (2017)

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