‘Despacito’ Ties Mariah Carey and Boyz II Men’s Record for Longest at No. 1 on Billboard Hot 100

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Just Luis Fonsi, right, and Daddy Yankee, making more history.

It’s official: Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee, and Justin Bieber’s “Despacito” remix has tied the record for length of time spent at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, dominating the chart for its 16th straight week. The song of the year — better yet, the song of the decade — has been setting records essentially since it came out, and this one is particularly historic: “Despacito” ties Mariah Carey and Boyz II Men’s “One Sweet Day,” which also spent 16 weeks at No. 1 from 1995 to 1996. Good thing no other noteworthy songs have dropped recently that could prevent “Despacito” from making history on next’s week chart! (Oops.)

‘Despacito’ Ties Mariah Carey’s Record for Longest at No. 1