Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee & Justin Bieber’s “Despacito” Returns To #1 On US iTunes Sales Chart

“Despacito” reclaims the top spot on the US iTunes store — at a crucial time.

Despacito Remix Cover | Republic Records

Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee’s “Despacito (featuring Justin Bieber)” spent the entire past week below #1 on the US iTunes sales chart. It was its longest time away from #1 since early May.

Sunday, it took back its throne.

In addition to its immense popularity and enduring buzz, “Despacito” is benefiting from a pricing discount on the digital store.

This week’s sales performance may have historical ramifications.

Assuming it held off DJ Khaled’s “Wild Thoughts,” “Despacito” will tomorrow be named #1 on a fifteenth consecutive Billboard Hot 100.
The following week’s chart would therefore mark its chance to tie the 16-week record held by Mariah Carey & Boyz II Men’s “One Sweet Day.”

That chart will account for sales and streams from the August 18-24 tracking week (as well as radio airplay from August 21-27).

The “Despacito” chart position encompasses the Bieber remix as well as Luis Fonsi’s original version. Also discounted, the original version is currently #13 on US iTunes.

— Justin Bieber & BloodPop’s “Friends,” which reached #1 Thursday, is currently #2 on the US iTunes chart. Liam Payne’s “Strip That Down (featuring Quavo)” (#3), Niall Horan’s “Slow Hands” (#4), and Imagine Dragons’ “Believer” (#5) complete the Top 5.

Written by Brian Cantor

Brian Cantor is the editor-in-chief for Headline Planet. He has been a leading reporter in the music, movie, television and sporting spaces since 2002.

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