Justin Bieber Makes History With Back-To-Back Hot 100 No.1’s On Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee’s ‘Despacito Remix ‘
Justin Bieber Earns Back-To-Back No. 1 Songs, Makes Billboard Hot 100 Chart History

Justin Bieber Makes History With Back-To-Back Hot 100 No.1’s On Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee’s ‘Despacito Remix ‘

Justin Bieber, Luis Fonsi, and Daddy Yankee have made history. The “Despacito” remix has scored the No. 1 spot on Billboard’s Hot 100 singles chart.

It’s a legitimate “OMG” moment for many reasons. The track’s ascension from No. 3 to No. 1 on the chart means Bieber sets a brand new record as the first artist to earn new No. 1’s on the Hot 100 in back-to-back weeks.

Last week the Canadian superstar debuted atop the Hot 100 as part of the all-star crew with Chance The Rapper, Lil Wayne, and Migos’ Quavo on DJ Khaled’s hip-hip summer jam “I’m The One.”

The “Despacito” remix’s new reign on the Hot 100 chart not only marks the first time a mostly Spanish-language song entered the Top 10 in over 20 years. It’s also the very first time a Spanish-language single scored a No. 1 since Los del Rio’s 14-week run at the top with “Macarena” in 1996.

The remix’s No. 1 ranking is Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee’s first No.1 on the Hot 100, and a fifth time for Justin Bieber.

Notably, this is five No.1 ‘s for the pop prince in less than two years.

The remix is also the first Spanish language song to become the most-streamed song on Spotify’s global chart, dethroning Ed Sheeran’s “Shape Of You.”

There’s more. The Biebs’ back-to-back self-replacing at No.1 on the Hot 100 (“I’m The One” debuted atop the May 20-dated frame, the “Despacito” remix peaked at No. 1 on the May 27 chart) is faster than The Beatles turnround of Hot 100 No.1’s back in 1964.

Billboard reveals “She Loves You” bagged the No. 1 in the Hot 100 on March 21, 1964. Two weeks later, “Can’t Buy Me Love” snatched that crown on the April 4-dated chart.

So, Bieber beats The Beatles by a week in replacing himself at No. 1 consecutively on the Hot 100.

Billboard notes “Despacito” generated 54.3 million U.S. streams in the May 11 week and reached No. 1 on its Digital Song Sales chart with 104,000 downloads.

For those unaware of the song’s journey, the original track only featured Fonsi and Daddy Yankee was a big hit around the world, particularly in Latin-speaking countries.

However, some markets were more resistant until the Bieber-featuring remix dropped on April 17. Although the original “Despacito” music video had nearly a billion views on YouTube before the remix dropped it was at No. 48 on the U.S. Hot 100.

The remix reignited a second wave of life for the song and saw the remix debut on the Hot 100 at No. 9 three weeks ago, before rising to No. 3 last week, and now No. 1 this week.

In so doing, Latin music is now THE talking point in the U.S. charts right now after the remix topped the charts in over 30 countries including Canada and the U.K. and has high rankings in others.

Billboard reports, Bieber is one of just 12 acts in history who replaced themselves at No. 1 on the Hot 100.

Back in 2016, the pop icon’s acoustic kiss-off “Love Yourself” seized the No. 1 from former chart-topper “Sorry” on February 13, 2016.

Now, after the “Despacito” remix, Bieber is one of only three acts to land two new No. 1’s consecutively.

Coincidentally, Bieber’s early mentor Usher replaced himself atop the Hot l00 twice back in 2004, when “Burn” overthrew “Yeah!,” and then again when “Confessions Part II” took down “Burn,” though these were not back-to-back.

As yet, the legendary Beatles remain the only act to rack up consecutive No. 1. Their debut U.S. Hot 100 hit “I Want to Hold Your Hand” was succeeded by 2She Loves You” and two weeks later by “Can’t Buy Me Love.”

As reported last week, the “Despacito” reigns in the U.K. one week after “I’m The One” claimed the top spot.

Latin music is undeniably on top and has made history. Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee, Justin Bieber, and the Latino community around the world must be thrilled.

[Featured Image By Matt Hayward/Getty Images]

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