Camila Cabello's Producer Says Her Label Didn't Think 'Havana' Was A Hit

Danny Woods
January 12, 2018

This is the first time Cabello has spoken about her departure from Fifth Harmony in depth and their VMA performance. Two days before the drop of her first solo album 'Camila, ' the singer performed her new single "Never Be The Same" last night on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.

"Havana" also topped the charts in the United Kingdom and Australia and total Spotify streams have surpassed 545 million, while its official music video has exceeded 500 million hits on YouTube and Vevo.

Meanwhile, Camila recently opened up about how she thinks there is a lot of "breaking barriers" in the music industry right now and she is thrilled to see Latin artists getting mainstream recognition now.

BOTTOM LINE Former Fifth Harmony singer makes surprisingly powerful solo debut. I was just like, 'What?

If you don't recall, the gig started with the four ladies of 5H standing on a platform next to a fake fifth member (used to represent Camila Cabello, who left the group in December 2016).

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The 19-year-old said she was surprised by their reaction to her desire for a solo career, explaining, "I hoped that it would be a peaceful turning of the page and we would root for each other".

Cabello wears Giuseppe Zanotti boots for her performance on Jimmy Fallon. Many took the stunt as a diss against Camila, and she told The New York Times in a new interview that it caught her off guard.

She added, "I wasn't expecting it, I wasn't prepared for it - especially because at that point I'd moved on from it". "I have to make space for the good stuff to happen in my life". It's a savvy enough Latin pastiche to make ideal sense in the "Despacito" age, even if the Cuban-born upstart's ode to her homeland has her sounding less like Celia Cruz than Selena Gomez, the singer she's most primed to compete against.

With "Camila", Cabello proves that she is a forced to be reckoned with and ready to be one of 2018's breakout stars.

Through most of past year, "Camila" was supposed to carry the unwieldy title "The Hurting, the Healing, the Loving" and bear much more sad material.

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