Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee and Justin Bieber are making history with their mega hit "Despacito." The mostly Spanish track is now in its 15th week at No. 1 on the Hot 100. It is the second-longest leader since the chart began in 1958. On the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart, Kesha lands her second No. 1 album with the long-awaited release of Rainbow. Let's take a look at the two most influential charts on the Aug. 22 update.
In the previous tracking week, "Despacito" became part of an eight-way tie for the longest running No. 1. The song now has the distinction of following behind Mariah Carey and Boyz II Men's "One Sweet Day" which led for 16 weeks in 1995-1996.
The song takes a slight dive on Radio Songs, just over 10 percent, receiving 120 million impressions in the U.S. and falling from No. 2 to No. 5. On Streaming Songs, "Despacito" continues to hold on for a 15th week at the top having 46.4 million hits across official platforms.
It's on Digital Songs that could potentially jeopardize the No. 1 from matching the all-time leader. The song moved an additional 83,000 copies and is up 2 percent, but DJ Khaled's "Wild Thoughts" with Rihanna and Bryson Tiller made massive gains. Sales were up 126 percent leading to 70,000 downloads thanks to a sale pricing via iTunes. Both versions of "Despacito" along with "Wild Thoughts" are currently discounted. " Wild Thoughts" continues to hold onto No. 1 on radio with 138 million impressions. Should each track perform the same way as in the previous tracking week, " Wild Thoughts" would take over the lead on the Hot 100.
Popstar Kesha is finally back with her third full-length album, Rainbow. It's entering the Top 200 Albums chart at No. 1 having a total of 117,000 units in its first week. Of that, 90,000 were in pure album sales, enough for a No. 1 debut on the Top Album Sales chart.
Kesha's previous album, Warrior from 2012, debuted at No. 6 where it would peak as well. Her debut full-length, Animal, debuted at No. 1 on the chart in 2010. Listen to the full album below.