Published: Sat, September 09, 2017
Culture | By Antonia Gonzales

'Despacito' Was Dethroned 1 Week Short Of Setting A Billboard Record

'Despacito' Was Dethroned 1 Week Short Of Setting A Billboard Record

Instead, the Spanish-language song tied with Carey last week, but it failed to take the title, thanks to Taylor Swift.

That would have broken the record of 16 weeks in that spot set by Mariah Carey back in 1995 with "One Sweet Day", her hit with Boyz II Men. Today, Taylor Swift's revenge anthem "Look What You Made Me Do" dethroned "Despacito" with a total of 84.4 million U.S. streams.

In addition to refueling the Taylor-Kanye feud fire, Billboard reports that "Look What You Made Me Do" managed to gain the highest weekly streaming and sales sums for a track in 2017 thus far.

Both songs will be featured on her forthcoming album, Reputation, set for release November 10th. Still, this means that "Despacito"-a vivid symbol of our multiracial and multicultural society, and a tribute to the power of Latinx music-has officially lost out on its record-breaking moment". In a 2:09 minutes video clip that has surfaced on the Internet, a man plays the catchy tunes on two calculators.

"I really realised in songwriting, the more open you are the better it is for you, it's really like therapy". Over the previous week, they urged music lovers online to simultaneously halt streaming of Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee's song and up the streams of Swift's new single instead.

"Look" convincingly earns #1 on the Billboard Streaming Songs and Digital Song Sales subcharts and improves to #14 on Radio Songs.

A tweet sharing a video of this 'calculator version' has impressed thousands on social media and has over 27K likes.

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