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Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee’s “Despacito” Leads Billboard Hot 100 Chart for 4th Week

Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee’s “Despacito,” featuring Justin Bieber, leads the Billboard Hot 100 chart (dated June 17) for a fourth week. Meanwhile, Post Malone scores his first top 10, with “Congratulations,” featuring Quavo.

As we do each Monday, let’s run down the top 10 of the Hot 100, which blends all-genre sales, airplay and streaming data. All charts will update on Billboard.com tomorrow, June 6.

“Despacito” (released on Universal Music Latino / Raymond Braun / SchoolBoy / Def Jam / UMLE / Republic Records) leads the Streaming Songs chart for a fourth week, with 69.6 million U.S. streams (up 6 percent) in the week ending June 1, according to Nielsen Music. Only one song has posted a greater weekly total on Streaming Songs (which began on March 2, 2013): Baauer’s “Harlem Shake,” which peaked with 103 million, powered heavily by user-generated clips featuring the song’s audio, the week that the survey debuted. “Despacito” passes prior runner-up “Humble.,” by Kendrick Lamar, which logged 67.4 million (May 6). The only other song to top 60 million: Adele’s “Hello” (61.6 million, in its first week, Nov. 14, 2015). “Despacito” also dominates the On-Demand Streaming Songs chart for a third week, up 5 percent to 29.4 million on-demand domestic clicks.

“Despacito” rules the Digital Song Sales chart for a fifth week, with 148,000 downloads sold (up 8 percent) in the week ending June 1; the remix with Bieber accounts for 80 percent of the song’s sales (up from 77 percent a week ago and 73 percent each of the two previous weeks).

On Radio Songs, “Despacito” keeps at No. 7, with 101 million in all-format airplay audience (up 15 percent) in the week ending June 4, adding the Hot 100’s top Airplay Gainer award for a third consecutive week.

With a fourth week atop the Hot 100, “Despacito” is the second-longest-leading of the three Spanish language-dominant Hot 100 No. 1s in the chart’s history. Los Del Rio’s “Macarena” ruled for 14 weeks in 1996 and Los Lobos’ “La Bamba” (the only all-Spanish-language No. 1; the other two are sung mostly in Spanish) reigned for three weeks in 1987. “Despacito” (whose title translates to “slowly” in English) tops the Hot Latin Songs chart for an 18th week.

Bruno Mars’ “That’s What I Like” ranks at No. 2 on the Hot 100 for a fifth week after topping the May 13-dated chart. It leads Radio Songs for a fifth week, with 165 million in audience (essentially even week-over-week), and tops Hot R&B Songs for a 16th week and Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs for a ninth week.

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GARY TRUST

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