Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee’s ‘Despacito’ Tops Hot 100 for Ninth Week & Becomes Top Radio Song

Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee’s ‘Despacito’ Tops Hot 100 for Ninth Week & Becomes Top Radio Song

Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee‘s “Despacito,” featuring Justin Bieber, leads the Billboard Hot 100 chart (dated July 22) for a ninth week. It also rises to the top of the Radio Songs chart, becoming the first predominantly Spanish-language song ever to crown the airplay ranking.

Plus, French Montana‘s “Unforgettable,” featuring Swae Lee (of Rae Sremmurd), hits the Hot 100’s top 10, pushing 13-10.

As we do each Monday, let’s run down the top 10 of the Hot 100, which blends all-genre streaming, airplay and sales data. All charts will update on tomorrow (July 11), as they do every Tuesday.

“Despacito” (released on Universal Music Latino / Raymond Braun / SchoolBoy / Def Jam / UMLE / Republic Records) dominates the Digital Song Sales chart for a 10th week, with 129,000 downloads sold (down 6 percent) in the week ending July 6, according to Nielsen Music; the remix with Bieber accounts for 78 percent of the song’s sales (essentially even week-over-week and in line with its 80 percent share the four weeks before that).

The track is just the 11th to spend at least 10 weeks at No. 1 on Digital Song Sales and the first since Ed Sheeran‘s “Shape of You,” which tallied 10 beginning Jan. 28. On the Streaming Songs chart, “Despacito” leads for a ninth week, with 61.2 million U.S. streams (down 2 percent) in the week ending July 6.

On the all-format Radio Songs chart, “Despacito” rises 2-1 with 149 million in all-format airplay audience (up 5 percent) in the week ending July 9. The collab makes history as the first predominantly Spanish-language song (or any song not sung primarily in English) to reign, dating to the chart’s 1990 inception. To compare, the Hot 100’s last such No. 1 before “Despacito,” Los Del Rio’s “Macarena,” reached No. 7 on Radio Songs in 1996. One other such song has ascended to the Radio Songs top 10s: Enrique Iglesias’ fellow Spanish-language hit “Bailando,” featuring Descemer Bueno and Gente de Zona (No. 8, 2014; helped by a remix with English lyrics).

“Despacito” is Fonsi and Daddy Yankee’s first Radio Songs No. 1 each and Bieber’s third, following his own “Sorry” and “Love Yourself,” which led for two and 11 weeks, respectively, in 2016. “Despacito” additionally rises to No. 1 on the top 40-based Pop Songs airplay chart (2-1), where it’s likewise the first predominantly non-English language leader; “Macarena” hit No. 5 on Pop Songs and “Bailando” reached No. 10 (while PSY’s Korean-language “Gangnam Style” climbed to No. 10 in 2012). “Despacito” is Fonsi and Daddy Yankee’s first Pop Songs No. 1 apiece and Bieber’s fifth.

Notably, “Despacito” tops the Hot 100’s three main component charts (Streaming Songs, Digital Song Sales and Radio Songs) simultaneously. It’s the first song to dominate each chart at the same time since “Shape of You” (April 8 and 15).”Despacito” also rules the Hot Latin Songs chart for a 23rd week and the Songs of the Summer tally for a sixth week, having led the latter list each week since it made its annual return just after Memorial Day.