With her debut solo album Camila, Camila Cabello has bagged multiple career-best chart performances alongside "Havana" collaborator Young Thug. In the latest chart update released Monday, Camila has been confirmed as hitting No. 1 on the Billboard 200. "Havana" is also hanging out in the top spot, jumping from No. 2 to No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100. That's a first for both Cabello and Thugger.
Thugger's tailor-made "Havana" contribution stands as the album's sole feature. Amazingly, label bosses were convinced the track wouldn't be a smash when they first heard it. Frank Dukes, the obvious hit's producer, revealed their misguided hesitance in a simple tweet earlier this month. In response, noted Thugger engineer Alex Tumay confirmed that no one really knows anything:
The track has since gone on to break multiple chart records, and—in a perfect world—won't be the last time we get a Cabello x Thugger collab.
Speaking with USA Today ahead of the news that "Havana" had topped the chart, Cabello expressed her own disbelief at the track's success and looked back on 2017 as a "very free" year of accomplishments. "Obviously, I didn't know it would be such a success that's gone so far," she said. "And it's, like, my first, it's my highest position ever on the Billboard Hot 100, which is super-cool as it is. But it would definitely be amazing to go No. 1, because I know how rare that is. You never know when it's going to happen again."
With second Camila single "Never Be the Same" currently gaining ground on the Hot 100, Cabello's second No. 1 hit is seemingly imminent.