Billboard Hot 100: Camila Cabello (‘Havana’) finally hits number-one after months of trying

It’s a great week for former Fifth Harmony member Camila Cabello. The singer finally hits number-one on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart with her breakthrough solo hit “Havana” featuring Young Thug, replacing Ed Sheeran‘s “Perfect” which drops to number-two after six weeks on top. This is Cabello’s first week in the top spot after spending seven nonconsecutive weeks at number-two and 23 weeks overall on the chart. That ties her for the longest-charting single by a woman before claiming the top position. Find out what else made the top 10 in the video above.

It didn’t hurt Cabello that she also dropped her first solo album this week, “Camila,” which also debuts at number one on the Billboard 200 albums chart. And this actually outdoes her previous chart performances while with Fifth Harmony. As a member of that girl group she reached as high as number-four on the Hot 100 with the single “Work from Home” in 2016, and her two albums with the band, “Reflection” (2015) and “7/27” (2016), both reached the top five on the Billboard 200 but never topped the chart.

Two other female artists made significant gains this week. Halsey reaches the top five for the first time on her own with “Bad at Love,” which climbs two spots to a new peak position at number-five. Of course, Halsey previously spent 12 weeks at number-one with “Closer,” her collaboration with The Chainsmokers.

And English singer-songwriter Dua Lipa reaches the top 10 for the first time in her career with “New Rules,” which climbs from number-11 to number-eight. The single comes from her self-titled debut album, which has produced two other Hot 100 singles, “Blow Your Mind (Mwah)” and “Scared to Be Lonely,” both of which peaked in the 70s.

What do you think of this week’s top 10?

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