Despacito ties Mariah Carey's 'One Sweet Day' for 'Most weeks at number 1'. Set to surpass it.

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With the phenomenal and unstoppable success of the Lius Fonsi and Daddy Yankee track, 'Despacito' - Mariah Carey's 20+ year old record of most weeks at #1 at the Billboard Hot 100 charts, is now in jeopardy.

Fonsi's Spanish-language infectious tune has now tied with Carey's 1995 best-selling collaboration with Boyz II Men, "One Sweet Day" with a total of 16 consecutive weeks at the top of the Billboard charts. 

Mariah Carey and Boyz II Men have held the record for over 21 years since March 1996 when the inspirational track completed its astonishing feat of 16 consecutive weeks atop the Billboard Hot 100. 

'One Sweet Day' was both a critical and commercial success, receiving 2 Grammy award nominations, including one for 'Record Of The Year.'

Although, the worldwide-mania surrounding the song isn't even close to being over yet, Carey still has a decent chance of maintaining her shared position at the top spot along with the Fonsi-Yankee duet, as Taylor Swift is expected to debut straight at #1 next week with the release of her much talked-about new single, "Look What You Made Me Do."

The two songs now sit at the top with 16 cumulative weeks, while the second spot features 7 different acts - all tied with a run of 14 weeks atop the Billboard Hot 100.

Here is what the present list of "Most Weeks at Number One" looks like:

16 Weeks:

Mariah Carey and Boyz II Men - "One Sweet Day" 1995–96
Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee featuring Justin Bieber - "Despacito" 2017

14 Weeks:

Whitney Houston - "I Will Always Love You" 1992–93
Boyz II Men - "I'll Make Love to You" 1994
Los del Río - "Macarena" (Bayside Boys mix) 1996
Elton John - "Candle in the Wind 1997"/"Something About the Way You Look Tonight" 1997
Mariah Carey - "We Belong Together" 2005
The Black Eyed Peas - "I Gotta Feeling" 2009
Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars - "Uptown Funk" 2015

Do you think Mariah Carey will be able to save her classic record or will Despacito take over?

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