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‘Despacito’ ties Carey’s 16-week Billboard record at No. 1

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    Singers Luis Fonsi, left and Daddy Yankee perform during the Latin Billboard Awards in Coral Gables, Fla. in April. The ubiquitous hit song “Despacito” has tied Mariah Carey’s 16-week record at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. Billboard announced today that Luis Fonsi’s song and Carey’s duet with Boyz II Men, “One Sweet Day,” are the longest-running No. 1 songs in the 59-year history of the charts.

NEW YORK >> The ubiquitous hit song “Despacito” has tied Mariah Carey’s 16-week record at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

Billboard announced today that Luis Fonsi’s song and Carey’s duet with Boyz II Men, “One Sweet Day,” are the longest-running No. 1 songs in the 59-year history of the charts.

Carey’s song reigned at the top spot in 1995 and 1996.

Fonsi’s “Despacito” features Daddy Yankee, while Justin Bieber appears on the remix. The song’s video — the original not the remix — became the first video in YouTube history to reach 3 billion views.

“Despacito” has a chance to log 17 weeks at No. 1 on the Hot 100, but will have stiff competition when Taylor Swift’s “Look What You Made Me Do” debuts on the chart next week.

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