And just like that, Camila Cabello has reached yet ANOTHER milestone in her career! It was recently announced that her solo-debut single ‘Havana’ has been named the best-selling single of 2018.

 

 

According to Forbes, ‘Havana’ has surpassed Ed Sheeran’s ‘Shape of You’ and Drake’s ‘God’s Plan.’  ‘Havana’ was released in 2017 and was the lead single off of Camila’s debut solo album.  The record not only reached number one in 95 countries but it also received a remix from Daddy Yankee.

 

 

By June of 2018, ‘Havana’ became Spotify’s ‘most-streamed  record by a solo female artist.’  The record was streamed more than 888 million times not to mention, was streamed over 2.6 billion times worldwide.  And the music video – it now has more than 748 million views.

 

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THIS IS ONE OF THE MOST SPECIAL, MEANINGFUL THINGS IN THE WORLD. My album went platinum, Havana is now 7 times platinum, and Never Be The Same has gone two times platinum!!!!!!!!! Numbers and awards don’t drive me, but it is really special that this many people wanted to listen to my music- I used to get up at 7 am when I was 16 and write songs to other people’s instrumentals in my garage band. I carried them around for years thinking no one would hear original songs from me for 10 years LOL, but then came time to write my first album in a real studio- it was one of the most special, intoxicating, consuming experiences of my life – I poured every part of myself into it and it really feels like every song is my baby. When any of you say something about real friends or in the dark, or any of the deep cuts,and tell me what they mean to you or that you relate- it means more to me than anything else. Because to someone’s song means you like the song (and that is also insanely special) but listening to an album means you are willing to take the time to travel into their world, into their mind, and into their vulnerability. I’m lucky that songs like Havana and Never Be The Same are ones that are so personal to me that they also feel like secrets or fun parts of me that you guys sing along to, but you willing to take the time to listen to the whole album- means more to me than you know. @Frankdukes thanks for being the most talented, driven, passionate producer ever and doing this with me and being a big brother to me, thank you to all of our incredible collaborators!!!!! And to you guys, thank you for giving me your time, for listening, for caring- I can’t wait to show you the next chapter soon- it’s already the most special thing I’ve ever worked on and I am already peeing myself (!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)

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France Moore who is the chief executive of IFPI (as Forbes explains, “The IFPI is an organization that represents the recorded music industry around the world”) said in a press release, “Havana truly was the stand-out hit of the year. Momentum behind the track continued to build and build at an extraordinary rate as it consistently topped charts and leading playlists.  Camila Cabello is a perfect example of an artist who has drawn on her musical roots to produce her own unique sound that is capturing the hearts of fans all over the world.”

Drake was crowned as the artist who had the second best-selling single in 2018 which was ‘God’s Plan.’  Drake was also named the ‘world’s best-selling recording artist of 2018’ and his album ‘Scorpion’ broke it’s own set of records – breaking first-day streaming records on both Apple Music and Spotify AND was streamed 50 million times overall and received 14 million streams on it’s first day of release.

 

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