The coronation complements her No. 1 debut atop the Billboard 200 with her first solo album, “Camila.”
Camila Cabello crowns the Billboard Hot 100 chart (dated Jan. 27) for the first time, as “Havana,” featuring Young Thug, lifts from No. 2 to No. 1. Young Thug likewise earns his first Hot 100 leader.
The song was released on SYCO/Epic Records and is the 1,070th No. 1 in the Hot 100’s history, which dates to the chart’s Aug. 4, 1958, inception.
The former Fifth Harmony member’s Hot 100 coronation accompanies her No. 1 entrance on the Billboard 200 albums chart with her debut solo set, Camila.
Meanwhile, Halsey hits the Hot 100’s top five for the first time as a lead artist, as “Bad at Love” bumps 7-5, and Dua Lipa scores her first Hot 100 top 10, as “New Rules” rises 11-8.
As we do every Monday, let’s run down the top 10 of the Hot 100, which blends all-genre streaming, airplay and sales data. All charts will update on Billboard.com tomorrow (Jan. 23).
No. 1 in streaming, No. 2 in sales & airplay: As on the Hot 100, “Havana” becomes both Cabello and Young Thug’s first No. 1 on the Streaming Songs chart, jumping from No. 5 with a 34 percent gain to 44.9 million U.S. streams in the week ending Jan. 18, according to Nielsen Music.
The track charges 4-2 on Digital Song Sales (which it led for two weeks), up 57 percent to 80,000 downloads sold in the week ending Jan. 18, aided by a 69-cent iTunes Store sale price. It claims the Hot 100’s top gains in both streaming and sales.
On Radio Songs (which it topped for four frames), “Havana” holds at No. 2, with 131 million in all-format airplay audience (down 5 percent) in the week ending Jan. 21.
Prior peaks: Cabello had previously peaked as high as No. 4 on the Hot 100 both as a soloist and a member of vocal group Fifth Harmony, which she departed in December 2016. Her own “Bad Things,” with Machine Gun Kelly, hit No. 4 on Feb. 11, 2017, while 5H’s “Work From Home,” featuring Ty Dolla $ign, reached the same rank on June 11, 2016.
Young Thug (born Jeffery Lamar Williams) had previously hit No. 16 on the Hot 100 as featured, with Rich Homie Quan, on Rich Gang’s “Lifestyle” (Nov. 15, 2014).
Seven-week wait at No. 2: “Havana” spent seven (nonconsecutive) weeks at No. 2 before topping the Hot 100. That’s the most time for a song at the runner-up spot before hitting No. 1 since Justin Bieber’s “Sorry” logged a record-tying eight weeks at No. 2 in 2015-16 prior to leading for three weeks beginning Jan. 23, 2016.
23 total weeks to No. 1, tying the record among women: “Havana” hits No. 1 in its 23rd week on the Hot 100, equaling the longest rise to the summit for a song by a female artist in the Hot 100’s history. It matches Sia’s “Cheap Thrills,” featuring Sean Paul, in 2016, and Patti Austin’s “Baby, Come to Me,” with James Ingram, in 1982-83.
Only six songs overall have taken more scenic routes to No. 1 than those three, led by Los Del Rio’s “Macarena (Bayside Boys Mix)”: 33 weeks in 1995-96.
Camila, Beyoncé & Britney: Cabello scores her first week atop the Hot 100 and Billboard 200 concurrently, thanks to “Havana” and Camila, respectively. The last artist to earn both firsts as a soloist simultaneously? Beyoncé, with “Crazy in Love,” featuring JAY-Z, and Dangerously in Love, on July 12, 2003.
Go-going solo, and to No. 1: Cabello is the first artist to chart a top five Hot 100 hit, but not a No. 1, in a group and then lead solo since Zayn.
World news: “Havana” is the first Hot 100 No. 1 whose title includes a city since Fergie’s “London Bridge,” which led for three weeks beginning Aug. 19, 2006. (Both Havana and London are capital cities, of course, of Cuba and England/the United Kingdom, respectively.)
Top 40 follow-up: As “Havana” reaches No. 1 on the Hot 100, Cabello’s follow-up single from Camila, “Never Be the Same,” enters the top 40, surging 65-30. It’s her fourth solo top 40 Hot 100 hit (matching her total as a member of Fifth Harmony, which has tallied all four of its top 40 entries to date in 2015-16 while Cabello was in the group).