Camila Cabello’s ‘Havana’ Hits No. 1 on Rhythmic Songs Chart
Camila Cabello’s breakthrough solo single “Havana” conquers another radio format as it tops the Rhythmic Songs airplay ranking with a 2-1 rise. The tune, which features Young Thug, crowns the list with a 5 percent rise in plays in the week ending Dec. 24, according to Nielsen Music.
(The new Rhythmic Songs chart, as well as all other Billboard rankings, is dated Wednesday, Jan. 3, instead of on a usual Saturday, as Billboard is adjusting chart and magazine issue dates.)
“Havana” gives Cabello her second Rhythmic Songs leader, following “Bad Things,” her collaboration with Machine Gun Kelly, which ruled for one week in February. She first led the list for a week in May 2016 as a member of Fifth Harmony on the group’s “Work From Home,” featuring Ty Dolla $ign. (She left the group that December.)
In addition to its new Rhythmic Songs coronation, “Havana” maintains its station atop the Radio Songs and Pop Songs airplay charts for a third and fifth week, respectively. On the all-format former chart, “Havana” hits a new high of 135 million audience impressions.
“Havana” will appear on Cabello’s debut solo album, Camila, due Jan. 12.
‘River’ Runs: As Eminem’s Revival debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums and Top Rap Albums charts, five of the set’s tracks populate Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs.
“River,” Eminem’s team-up with Ed Sheeran, claims the survey’s highest debut as it soars in at No. 5. The track starts atop R&B/Hip-Hop Digital Song Sales with 64,000 downloads in the week ending Dec. 21 and arrives at No. 11 on R&B/Hip-Hop Streaming Songs with 17.9 million U.S. plays.
Eminem earns his 11th Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs top 10 and his highest-charting since “The Monster,” featuring Rihanna, raced to No. 1 (for its first of 13 weeks on top) on Nov. 16, 2013.