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'Despacito' Leads Hot 100 for 10th Week, Ed Sheeran Ties Record & Shawn Mendes Hits Top 10
Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee's "Despacito," featuring Justin Bieber, leads the Billboard Hot 100 chart (dated July 29) for a landmark 10th week.
Plus, Ed Sheeran's "Shape of You" ties the record for the most weeks logged in the top five and Shawn Mendes adds his third top 10, "There's Nothing Holdin' Me Back." 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 Billboard.com tomorrow (July 18), as they do every Tuesday. "Despacito" (released on Universal Music Latino / Raymond Braun / SchoolBoy / Def Jam / UMLE / Republic Records) becomes just the 35th single to top the Hot 100 for at least 10 weeks, dating to the chart's Aug. 4, 1958, inception; only 3 percent of the Hot 100's 1,065 total No. 1s have reached double-digit weeks at the summit. (Note that it's been more common for songs to lead for at least 10 weeks since the Hot 100 adopted Nielsen Music data in late 1991; while before then, only 3 percent of all No. 1s led for that long, since then a loftier 11 percent of all No. 1s have done so, with 33 of the all-time 35 No. 1s to notch at least 10 weeks on top having reigned since 1992.) "Despacito" is the longest-leading Hot 100 No. 1 since Sheeran's "Shape," which ruled for 12 weeks in January through April. The record?
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