Overnight, Camila Cabello treated us to the most stunning performance of her current smash hit single ‘Havana’ we’ve seen so far on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon!
The performance was so simple yet so mesmerising, with visuals of just a plain yellow background that captured Camila’s and her backup dancers’ outfits gorgeously. The music was brought to us solely by a handful of backing vocals, with the main help being from one solo trumpeter who does such an incredible job throughout. Camila has also continued to include dance breaks in her performances and well, let’s just say we all could be practising this one over the weekend! Havana also has a feature with Young Thug, however, he wasn’t part of the performance so Camila performed a solo version of the song which we’re seriously loving!
“I knew I was there when I read the signs. Welcome to La Yuma. Knew it was him when he hugged from behind. It get’s me every time. He’s put in work but it’s in the streets. He said “girl, can you ride?” This is the part that my daddy told me.”
Whilst speaking to Jimmy Fallon last night, Camila joked about how the success of “Havana” may just be down to her grandmother, as she has it on constant replay. “This song was really special to play for her, because I have such a big part of her culture and to integrate it with the current things that I listen to was really cool. My grandma has a really visceral way of listening to music. She’s a Cuban lady, she feels it with her whole body and I played her ‘Havana’, and there’s a bit where the beat drops and she was like ‘Ay! Adios!’…she streams the song all the time. I just look at her laptop and the song is on constant play, to the point where we’ll have conversations and I’ll hear ‘Havana, ooh na na’ super quietly.”
The performance on The Tonight Show took place just as it was revealed that “Havana” is set to climb to #6 on the Official UK Singles Chart this week.
Over the weekend, “Havana” has reached a new peak of #3 on the UK Spotify Charts and #8 on the Global Spotify Chart meaning it has racked up over 118,000,000 streams.
Watch Camila’s performance of ‘Havana’ on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon here:
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