Camila Cabello hit #1 on the Billboard 200 and the Hot 100 this week as her self-titled debut album topped the chart in its first week, and the lead single, “Havana,” replaced Ed Sheeran’s “Perfect” as the most popular song in the country on the Hot 100.
With “Camila” debuting at #1 on the 200, Cabello is the first woman to bow at #1 with her debut album since Meghan Trainor did so with “Title” in 2015. “Camila” just barely edged out the soundtrack for “The Greatest Showman”, which falls to #2 after two weeks at the top of the chart.
Camilla shared her excitement on social media and thanked her fans for the honor. “I love you guys so much,” she posted. “This is all because of you and how hard you go for me.”
With “Camila” hitting #1, the ground was set for Havana to hit #1 after spending 23 weeks on the chart and seven non-consecutive weeks at #2. It also grew attention internationally, topping charts in Australia, Canada, France, Hungary, Ireland, and the UK.
Cabello celebrated this achievement in a Billboard interview. “The fact that people all around the world are singing ‘Havana’ is incredible,” she said. “It shows that music is an emotion and it breaks through barriers.”