From Witney Houston to Lil Nas X to Justin Bieber, several artists have broken the record for longevity on the Billboard Hot 100. Check out the Billboard 100 longevity records since 1992.
LiL Nas X grabs the crown in 2019
Lil Nas X moved to his third week and remains at the top of the U.S. charts with his song "Old town Road". This song has become the longest running song on the Billboard 100. With this song, the artist has definitely launched himself on the road to success. The youngster, unknown to the public a few months ago, has risen to the top with this special track that is a mixture of trap and country.
Jay-Z has just turned the tables
With his track "Mood Eva" and thanks to the collaboration of his wife Beyoncé and some singers, Jay-Z is propelled to the 90th place of the chart this week. Created more than 60 years ago, the Hot 100 has recorded 5 artists with more than 100 entries on the chart. It's important to note that Jay-Z has already topped the chart four times with the song "Heartbreaker" which he performed in 1999 as a duet with Mariah Carey. So it's not so surprising to see him at the top again.
The different categories of longevity records on Billboard
For the records of 13 weeks, it is among others Brandy and Monica in the song "The boy is mine", Lil Nas X with his song "Old Town Road" in 2019. For the records of 14 weeks, we can mention among others:
- Witney Houston in 1992 with his song 'I will always love you'
- Boyz II men in 1994 in 'I'lle make love to You
- Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars in 2015 in "Uptown Funk"
When it comes to 16-week records, we can talk about Justin Bieber in 2017 with "Despacito". Artists such as Luis Fonsi, Mariah Carey and Daddy Yankee have also made their mark at this level.