7. The Bieber Effect
In 2017, Bieber jumped on a remix Louis fonsi And Daddy Yankee“Despacito” helps bring the track to the top Billboard The Hot 100. The success marked the first time a song sung mainly in Spanish reached number 1 in the US in 20 years, following in its footsteps. Los del rioThe 1996 hit “Macarena.” The song spent 16 weeks atop the charts, looking at its record Maryah And Boyz II Men“One Sweet Day.” (That record will, of course, be broken by Lil Nas X“Old Town Road” in 2019. The song became the first Latin song to receive a diamond certification from the RIAA, eventually featuring “Baby” as the highest certified solo song ever in the US.
“Despacito” also helped Bieber create another history himself. His collage with “I’m One,” a week after reaching the top of the charts DJ Khalid, As it happened, it made him the first artist to receive the new No. 1s in back-to-back weeks.