Despite being released in 2017, Camila Cabello’s ‘Havana’ (featuring Young Thug) has been named the best-selling digital single globally of 2018.
‘Havana’ beat the likes of Drake’s ‘God’s Plan’, Ed Sheeran’s ‘Perfect’, and Maroon 5 & Cardi B’s ‘Girls Like You’ to take the title. The news comes from IFPI, the organisation that represents the recorded music industry worldwide.
Speaking about her latest incredible feat, Camila tweeted: “So, Havana was the best selling song of 2018!!!!!! This song completely changed my life. I’m forever grateful to all the people that worked on this song with me and brought Havana to life, and all of you for listening. Heart is in Havana forever! Now, back to writing for CC2.”
Frances Moore, chief executive of IFPI, added: “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.”
Check out the iconic music video for ‘Havana’ below.
Being named as 2018’s best-selling digital single globally is the latest in a long line of achievements for ‘Havana’ and Camila.
The track, which acts as the lead single from Camila’s debut self-titled album, reached number one in 95 countries. In June 2018, ‘Havana’ became the most-streamed song by a solo female artist on Spotify, notching up 888 million streams. It has since garnered over 2.6 billion streams worldwide.
Since its release, Camila has performed ‘Havana’ at a number of award ceremonies and has also picked up several trophies along the way, including Radio Disney Music Awards, a VMA, a Teen Choice Award, American Music Awards and EMAs. The song was also nominated for Best Pop Solo Performance at the Grammy Awards.