Justin Bieber Earns Back-to-Back No. 1 Songs, Makes Billboard Hot 100 Chart History
The 23-year-old artist took the No. 1 spot in this week’s Billboard Hot 100 chart (dated May 27) with his appearance on Daddy Yankee and Luis Fonsi’s “Despacito.” He also led the chart last week with DJ Khaled’s “I’m The One,” alongside Quavo, Chance the Rapper, and Lil Wayne. These back-to-back No. 1s make Bieber the first artist to take the top spot with new songs on consecutive weeks. Yes, several acts have replaced themselves as No. 1 on the Hot 100, but none have done it as quickly the Biebs. According to Billboard, the Beatles previously held the record for fastest accumulation of new No. 1s when “She Loves You” was replaced by “Can’t Buy Me Love” in just two weeks in 1964. If you’re going to break a music record, who better to beat than the Beatles, right?
“Despacito” has garnered 54.3 million U.S. streams as well as 104,000 downloads, and has dominated the Hot Latin Songs chart for 15 weeks (marking Bieber’s first No. 1 on the genre’s chart). “Despacito” is also the first Spanish-language record to reach No. 1 on the Hot 100 in more than two decades. The last song to do so was Los Del Rio’s “Macarena” (Bayside Boys Mix)” in 1996.
Bruno Mars’ “That’s What I Like” landed at the No. 2 spot this week, while DJ Khaled’s “I’m the One” fell to No. 3. Ed Sheeran’s “Shape of You” took the No. 4 spot, while Kendrick Lamar’s “Humble” rounded out the top 5.
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