Camila Cabello & Young Thug’s “Havana” Earns #1 On Billboard Hot 100

“Havana” dethrones Ed Sheeran’s “Perfect” to become America’s hottest song.

Camila Cabello on Ellen | Michael Rozman/WB/EllenTube

Sunday, Billboard revealed that Camila Cabello’s “Camila” debuted at #1 on its Billboard 200 chart.

Monday, news emerged that lead single “Havana (featuring Young Thug)” claims #1 on this week’s Billboard Hot 100.

“Havana,” which was #2 last week, seizes the throne from Ed Sheeran’s “Perfect.”

In doing so, “Havana” becomes Camila Cabello’s first #1 hit in the United States.

Prior to “Havana,” the artist had twice peaked at #4 on the Hot 100: with her Machine Gun Kelly collaboration “Bad Things” and as part of Fifth Harmony’s “Work From Home.”

“Havana” is also the first #1 hit for Young Thug.

The Hot 100 ranks songs based on combined activity from sales, streams and radio airplay. The combination of an iTunes discount, a high-profile “Ellen” performance, a classroom instruments “Fallon” performance and interest stemming from the album release fueled gains on the sales front. The album buzz and performances also helped with streaming.

What else fares well on this week’s Hot 100? The Top 10 follows:

10) Migos – MotorSport ft. Nicki Minaj & Cardi B (=)
9) Sam Smith – Too Good At Goodbyes (-1)
8) Dua Lipa – New Rules (+3)
7) G-Eazy – No Limit ft. A$AP Rocky & Cardi B (-2)
6) Imagine Dragons – Thunder (=)
5) Halsey – Bad At Love (+2)
4) Bruno Mars – Finesse ft. Cardi B (-1)
3) Post Malone – rockstar ft. 21 Savage (+1)
2) Ed Sheeran – Perfect (-1)
1) Camila Cabello – Havana ft. Young Thug (=)

Written by Brian Cantor

Brian Cantor is the editor-in-chief for Headline Planet. He has been a leading reporter in the music, movie, television and sporting spaces since 2002.

Brian's reporting has been cited by major websites like BuzzFeed, Billboard, the New Yorker and The Fader -- and shared by celebrities like Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber and Nicki Minaj.

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