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'Despacito' ties record for most weeks at No. 1 on Hot 100 chart

By Wade Sheridan
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Luis Fonsi (L) Daddy Yankee (R) perform during the 2017 Billboard Latin Music Awards on April 27. The duo's hit "Despacito" featuring Justin Bieber is now tied for most weeks atop the Hot 100 chart. File Photo by Gary I Rothstein/UPI | <a href="/News_Photos/lp/3a3650cb089404dd619c2d17792b9758/" target="_blank">License Photo</a>
Luis Fonsi (L) Daddy Yankee (R) perform during the 2017 Billboard Latin Music Awards on April 27. The duo's hit "Despacito" featuring Justin Bieber is now tied for most weeks atop the Hot 100 chart. File Photo by Gary I Rothstein/UPI | License Photo

Aug. 30 (UPI) -- Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee's hit song featuring Justin Bieber "Despacito," is now tied for most weeks at No. 1 on Billboard's Hot 100 chart.

The remix, which features Bieber, released on April 17 after debuting on Jan. 13, has spent 16 consecutive weeks as the No. 1 song on the Hot 100 chart, Billboard announced.

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"Despacito" now ties Mariah Carey and Boyz II Men's '90s hit "One Sweet Day" which spent 16 weeks in the number one spot from 1995-1996.

A number of hit songs including 2015's "Uptown Funk!" from Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars, 2009's "I Gotta Feeling" from the Black Eyed Peas, and Carey's "We Belong Together" from 2005, among others, sit behind "Despacito" and "One Sweet Day," having spent 14 weeks at No. 1.

The Hot 100 streak comes after "Despacito" was named the most-streamed song of all time in July and became the most-watched video in YouTube history.

The tracks historic run on the Hot 100 may come to an end next week however with the arrival of Taylor Swift's new single "Look What You Made Me Do," which is expected to climb the charts considerably after debuting at No. 77 from initial airplay.

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