(AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)
(AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)

The ubiquitous hit song “Despacito” has tied Mariah Carey’s 16-week record at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

Billboard announced Monday that Luis Fonsi’s song and Carey’s duet with Boyz II Men, “One Sweet Day,” are the longest-running No. 1 songs in the 59-year history of the charts.

Carey’s song reigned at the top spot in 1995 and 1996.

Fonsi’s “Despacito” features Daddy Yankee, while Justin Bieber appears on the remix. The song’s video — the original not the remix — became the first video in YouTube history to reach 3 billion views.

“This is a historic day for Latin music! I’m incredibly thankful for all of my fans and their amazing support. Feeling very blessed right now,” Fonsi said in a statement to The Associated Press on Monday.

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