One Sad Day: “Despacito” Just Tied Mariah Carey’s Hot 100 Record For Most No. 1s

Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee’s “Despacito,” featuring Justin Bieber, scored its 16th No. 1 on the Billboard charts this week, tying Mariah Carey and Boyz II Men’s “One Sweet Day” record, which spent 16 weeks at No. 1 in 1995-96, Billboard reports.

Mimi held onto the record for 21 years. Ugh. The good news? It looks extremely unlikely that “Despacito” will break the record and land a 17th No. 1 now that Taylor Swift’s new tune “Look What You Made Me Do” is in play. Industry forecasters predict “Look” will sell between 400,000 and 500,000 downloads in its first week and soar to the top and block Fonsi. That’d give Swift the highest weekly total since Adele’s “Hello” sold 480,000 downloads in its third week, Billboard writes.

In other words, according to the numbers, “One Sweet Day” and “Despacito” made an equal impact on the world, and there’s something very unsettling about that.

The Longest-Leading Billboard Hot 100 No. 1s 
Weeks at No. 1, Title, Artist, Date Reached No. 1
16 (to date), “Despacito,” Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee feat. Justin Bieber, May 27, 2017
16, “One Sweet Day,” Mariah Carey & Boyz II Men, Dec. 2, 1995
14, “Uptown Funk!,” Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars, Jan. 17, 2015
14, “I Gotta Feeling,” The Black Eyed Peas, July 11, 2009
14, “We Belong Together,” Mariah Carey, June 4, 2005
14, “Candle in the Wind 1997″/”Something About the Way You Look Tonight,” Elton John, Oct. 11, 1997
14, “Macarena (Bayside Boys Mix),” Los Del Rio, Aug. 3, 1996
14, “I’ll Make Love to You,” Boyz II Men, Aug. 27, 1994
14, “I Will Always Love You,” Whitney Houston, Nov. 28, 1992