Swift single keeps ‘Despacito’ from breaking Mariah record

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FILE - In this April 3, 2016 file photo, Taylor Swift arrives at the iHeartRadio Music Awards in Inglewood, Calif. The trial of a lawsuit between Swift and David Mueller, a former radio host she accuses of groping her, begins Monday, Aug. 7, 2017, in U.S. District Court in Denver. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Look what Taylor Swift has done. Her new single pushed the ubiquitous hit “Despacito” off the top of the Billboard Hot 100 chart after 16 weeks and just shy of breaking Mariah Carey’s record.Billboard announced Tuesday that Swift’s “Look What You Made Me Do,” became her fifth Hot 100 chart topper. “Despacito,” by Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee, had tied Carey’s duet with Boyz II Men, “One Sweet Day,” as the longest running No. 1 songs in the 59-year history of the charts.

Swift however set her own record with the new song from her upcoming album “reputation.” ”Look” broke a weekly streaming record for a song by a woman with 84.4 million U.S. streams, according to Nielsen Music.