Setting her eyes on the prize, Camila Cabello tweeted in November: “GUYS, we’re so close to number 1!!!!! let’s do this!!” And they’ve done it: The breakout solo artist — and her fans — scored the singer her first No. 1 single on Billboard‘s Hot 100 with her remix of megahit “Havana,” featuring Young Thug.
The 20-year-old songstress shared her excitement on Twitter: “I can’t even believe this. this is all because of you and how hard you go for me… we DID IT!!!!!!! can’t be articulate right now because i’m speechless but my heartbeat is saying a million words at a time !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I love you.” The singer also shared screenshots of the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
Cabello also posted a Billboard-produced video expressing what the achievement means to her, taking it back to her lineage. “The fact that this song is No.1 has been incredible but I feel like what really gives it weight and even more importance is that it’s a song that’s so personal to me, my family, my story and my heritage,” the star said about the track she calls an homage to her Cuban roots. “It just goes to show you that music is an emotion and that we’re really not all that different. Music breaks through barriers.”
The former Fifth Harmony member also attributes her song’s astronomical success to her devoted followers: “I wish that I could have a huge celebration with all of my fans. They have worked so hard.”
Adding to Cabello’s excitement, on Jan. 21, the music magazine reported that her debut album, Camila, debuted atop their 200 chart, which marks the first time that a female artist’s full-length debut album has landed at No. 1 since Meghan Trainor’s Title in 2015.
“Havana” had spent seven nonconsecutive weeks at No. 2 before crowning the chart.