A Billboard-lista tekintetében mind Careynek, mind a Boyz II Mennek ez a legsikeresebb száma. Ez lett Carey tizedik és a Boyz II Men ötödik listavezető száma, és rekordnak számító tizenhat héten át állt az első helyen, []. [[november 26]]-tól []. [[március 16]]-ig. Korábban a Boyz II Men kétszer is tartotta ezt a rekordot, []-ben ''[[End of the Road]]'' című számuk tizenhárom, []-ben az ''[[I’ll Make Love to You]]'' tizennégy hetet töltött az első helyen. (Második alkalommal egy másik dallal osztozott a rekordvezető címén: [[Whitney Houston]] ''[[I Will Always Love You]]'' című számával.) A ''One Sweet Day'' Whitney Houston ''[[Exhale (Shoop Shoop)]]'' című számát váltotta a lista első helyén, márciusban pedig [[Celine Dion]] ''[[Because You Loved Me]]''-je szorította le az első helyről.
The single also debuted at number one, making Carey the first artist to have more than one number-one debut, and also the only artist ever to have two consecutive singles debut at number one; the record hasn't been broken yet. The single spent twenty-six weeks in the top forty, was certified two times [[platinum single|platinum]] by the [[Recording Industry Association of America|RIAA]], and ranked number two on the Hot 100 1996 year-end charts.
Despite its success in the United States, it was not as big a hit elsewhere as previous Carey singles such as "[[Hero (Mariah Carey song)|Hero]]" (1993) and "[[Fantasy (Mariah Carey song)|Fantasy]]" (1995), the first release from ''Daydream''. It failed to top any chart outside the U.S aside of [[New Zealand]]'s, but was a top ten hit in the [[United Kingdom]], [[France]], [[Australia]], and [[Canada]]. It had some success across [[Continental Europe]], but failed to match the success of "Fantasy". It was Boyz II Men's biggest success outside the U.S. since "End of the Road", and was later included on their [[greatest hits]] release ''[[Legacy: The Greatest Hits Collection]]'' (2001).
In the [[ Philippines]] , it became Carey 's biggest hit, topping the Philippines Singles Chart for 14 weeks, the longest number one ever. Due to this huge reception, the song became [[MTV Asia Hitlist]] 's longest number single, topping the charts for a record-breaking 11 weeks. The record in the Philippines has not been broken yet, but in tha MTV Asia Hitlist, Carey broke her own record with 2005' s '[[We Belong Together]]. "
"One Sweet Day" was nominated for the 1996 [[Grammy Award]]s for "[[Grammy Award for Record of the Year|Record of the Year]]" and "[[Grammy Award for Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals|Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals]]", losing both categories. As two of the top nominees at the 1996 Grammy Awards, Carey and Boyz II Men were invited to perform, and sang "One Sweet Day". Carey began the evening happily as she had been nominated for six Grammys that night. "One Sweet Day" was the current #1 record on the Hot 100 at that time,and the following morning it was announced that it had just broken the record set by Whitney Houston, giving Mariah a "consolation prize".-->
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