Taylor Swift proves unbeatable, ending Despacito reign

Taylor Swift proves unbeatable, ending Despacito reign
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NEW YORK - Taylor Swift's vengeful new track topped the US singles chart on Tuesday with the year's highest one-week sales, halting the historic reign of global sensation Despacito.

Look What You Made Me Do, a dark dance track that is the first single off Swift's upcoming album Reputation, pushed Despacito to number two on the Billboard Hot 100 chart for the week through Thursday.

The pop superstar's song broke the one-day streaming record on Spotify - to which she recently returned after a high-profile boycott.

Tracking service Nielsen Music said Look What You Made Me Do had the second highest number of streams ever over all platforms, trailing the 2013 viral dance craze track Harlem Shake.

Look What You Made Me Do also posted the year's most downloads, at 353,000, the most since Justin Timberlake's feel-good summer song Can't Stop The Feeling! in May 2016.

Swift ended the 16-week streak at the top for Despacito, the reggaeton track by Puerto Rican pop star Luis Fonsi with rapper Daddy Yankee, whose remix featured pop celebrity Justin Bieber.

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