Camila Cabello single hits seventh week at no. 1 on US pop radio

January 09, 2018

Camila Cabello matches an impressive record held by Taylor Swift and Katy Perry — with the runaway success of her massive hit, Havana.

The track, which is taken from her acclaimed solo album, Camila, was already the longest running female No.1 single since Adele's Someone Like You. Now, Cabello is enjoying her seventh week at the top of the US pop radio charts — tying Katy Perry, Kesha, and Taylor Swift for the second longest-running chart-topper this decade.

In a recent piece by Nick Levine on NME, Camila's debut album is hailed as "a strong and surprisingly confident first impression." Levine continued, "Though there's no obvious 'darkness into light' storyline, Camila, definitely has edgier moments than the romantic, Havana, which was named after the Cuban city where she was born. "You're good at making me feel small," she sings on Something's Gotta Give, a strikingly direct break-up song. Stripped-down piano ballad, Consequences, feels even more candid: she tells a former partner that "loving you was dumb and dark and cheap," and she says she "lost a little weight because I wasn't eating."

Cabello performed Havana at the MTV EMAs last November, where she also won the Best Pop award.

With files from NME

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