7. The Bieber Impact

In 2017, Bieber jumped on a remix of Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee‘s “Despacito,” serving to propel the observe to the highest of the Billboard Scorching 100. The success marked the primary time a tune sung primarily in Spanish had reached No. 1 within the U.S. in over 20 years, following within the footsteps of Los del Rio‘s 1996 hit “Macarena.” The tune would spend 16 weeks atop the chart, tying the report held by Mariah Carey and Boyz II Males‘s “One Candy Day.” (That report would, in fact, be broken by Lil Nas X‘s “Previous City Highway” in 2019.) The tune grew to become the primary Latin tune to obtain a diamond certification from the RIAA, ultimately occurring to unseat “Child” because the highest-certified single of all-time within the U.S.

“Despacito” additionally helped Bieber make one other little bit of historical past himself. Reaching the chart’s peak per week after “I am the One,” his collab with DJ Khaled, did the identical, it made him the primary artist to ever notch new No. 1s in back-to-back weeks.


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