Camila Cabello was risking a lot when she left Fifth Harmony back in 2016. But all her hard work has paid off as she is rewarded with a #1 album.
Camila sold 65,000 traditional albums, but with streaming, delivers a total of 119k ‘equivalent’ albums. It’s an impressive figure for a debut album. She’s the first woman to have their debut full-length album go #1. (The Greatest Showman spent two weeks at No. 1 and now goes to No. 2 with 104k units, 70k traditional).
What did Camila Cabello say? Well, she couldn’t believe it!
The last debut album by a female to go #1? Meghan Trainor went No. 1 in Jan 2015 with her debut album, Title, while Ariana Grande’s first album, Yours Truly went #1 during September of 2013.
Another interesting feat? Well, Camila Cabello becomes the eleventh female artist to notch a #1 album after previously being on Billboard 200 in a group. The other ten on that list: Janis Joplin (Big Brother and the Holding Company), Diana Ross (The Supremes), Linda Ronstadt (The Stone Poneys), Stevie Nicks (Fleetwood Mac), Patti LaBelle (Labell), Lauryn Hill (Fugrees), Beyonce and LeToya (both from Destiny’s Child), Gwen Stefani (No Doubt) and Selena Gomez (Selena Gomez & The Scene).
More good news may come, as Camila’s hit single, “Havana” is projected to reach No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100. If that happens, she’ll join an elite list of individuals who had a #1 album at the same time as having as #1 single. More information is expected to drop tomorrow.