Shawn Stockman on ‘Despacito’ Tying Boyz II Men’s Single Record: ‘Somebody Had to Dethrone Us’ [VIDEO]
Boyz II Men's Shawn Stockman isn't worried much about a two decade-old record. The R&B star shared his thoughts after it was announced that "Despacito," the hit single from Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee which features Justin Bieber, now shares the record for longest run at the top of the Billboard charts. The 16-week run matched Boyz II Men and Mariah Carey's all-time record for most weeks at number one on the Billboard 100--for their 1995 megahit 'One Sweet Day."
But Shawn isn't sweating it--considering Boyz II Men's historic run of hits in the 1990s, they're well-represented in the record books.
"Can't be number one forever, it sat for a long time. We do still hold the distinction of being the only artist to hold the position at 16, 14 and 13."
"Of course, you re kinda like 'Aw man,' but it's all good," the singer admitted. "Somebody had to dethrone us. That's one of those 'once in a lifetime' things and I'm happy for those guys. Especially Justin, you know what I mean? Who's going through a transition in his life. I wish him the best and congratulations to them."
Watch Boyz II Men and Mariah Carey's Video for "One Sweet Day":