Nicky Jam has a new milestone in his career after breaking the Billboard charts with his single "El Perdon" featuring Enrique Iglesias. The record became an instant hit when it was released on February 2015. Fast forward seven months later, and it's still all the rage.

Billboard has announced that "El Perdon" officially holds the title of being the second-longest-running No. 1 song, spending 26 consecutive weeks in the top spot on Billboard’s Hot Latin Songschart. Jam's new record, which he finds it "hard to believe" and "hard to digest," surpasses Shakira's 25-week No. 1 run back in 2005 with "La Tortura" featuring Alejandro Sanz.

"I try not to think about this kind of success, because it’s too much pressure. I can’t write thinking about besting other songs," he told the music publication about his thoughts on beating the Colombian songstress. "I have to write pretty songs; that’s what gets them on the charts," he added, revealing one of his keys to success.

The Puerto Rican singer, who made an impressive comeback to the music scene after being missing in action for eight years, is living proof that the impossible is always possible. “I wasn’t doing anything. I felt I had so much talent and it was wasted,” he told Billboard of his career hiatus. The 34 year old had a promising career in his native Puerto Rico, but it came to a stop due to drugs, alcohol and poor decisions. He then moved to Colombia to seek fresh inspiration and gave life to hits such as "Tu Primera Vez" and "Voy a Beber." The rest, as they say, is history. 

"El Perdon," which dropped its English-language version "Forgiveness" in July, follows Iglesias' own summer hit "Bailando" featuring Descember Bueno and Gente de Zona, which spent 41 consecutive weeks at No. 1. At this rate, we don't doubt Jam will break that record also!