Camila Cabello Reaches New High On Billboard Chart, Bests Fifth Harmony

Camila Cabello
The former Fifth Harmony member just outdid them and is scoring big with her latest single, "Havana." GettyImages

Camila Cabello has a lot to be excited for these days, primarily because she is growing at a tremendous pace as a solo artist following her abrupt exit from Fifth Harmony. The Latin superstar's latest hit "Havana" has reached a new high on the Billboard Hot 100 this week taking the #2 spot. This is Cabello's highest ranking song as a solo artist, besting her former band which reached #4 with "Work From Home" and even her collaboration with Machine Gun Kelly, "Bad Things." With less than a year from her abandoning the group and going solo, it seems to be that Camila made a great decision.

Camila recently took to Twitter to celebrate her new achievement. "Guys I'm so sorry I'm late I as of now haven't slept in 30 hours.... but... HAVANA hit number 2 on the billboard charts!!!!!!!!!", she wrote.

Camila Cabello recently received a nod at the Latin Grammys for her collaboration in "Hey Ma," the lead track for the latest installment of "The Fast & The Furious" franchise. Cabello took to Instagram to celebrate the mention by jumping on the bed and we can feel that great excitement that this accomplishment is bringing to her life.

Camila Cabello received a Latin Grammy nomination in the Best Urban Song category for the Spanish version of "Hey Ma." The collaboration included J Balvin,  Phillip Kembo, Johnny Michell and Pitbull. That song will be competing with "A Chapa é Quente" by Emicida & Rael, "Coqueta" by Luis Díaz, Alejandro Estrada, Bruno Og & Jonathan Torres, "El Amante" by Nicky Jam, Juan Diego Medina Vélez & Cristhian Mena, "Papa" by Lápiz Consciente & Vico C and  “Somos Anormales” by Rafael Arcaute, Igor Koshkendey & Residente.

Camila has stayed away from the drama following her exit from Fifth Harmony, but she has talked about her time in the girlband. One of the things she said she wasn't particularly fond of was how sexualized her image was. “Especially with being a girl group, there’s been a lot of times where people have tried to sexualize us to just get more attention,” she said. “Unfortunately, sex sells. There’s definitely been times where there’s stuff that I have not been comfortable with and I’ve had to put my foot down…I feel like it’s been tricky because we’ve had to grow into ourselves while being in front of the world and while making songs that did have a lot of sexual undertones.”

Meanwhile, Fifth Harmony threw a bit of shade at Cabello during their performance at the MTV VMAs this year. During their number, five silhouettes appeared on stage, but as soon as the music started 0ne of them jumps off the platform, which was a dig at Camila Cabello that left the group late last year. After the moment went viral the girls are admitting that it was their former band member. "We get asked all the time if we're getting a fifth member," Ally Brooke said on "Good Morning America." "We wanted to show the world in an artistic way that the four of us are Fifth Harmony and we're stronger and better than we've ever been." 

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Armando Tinoco is an Orange County-based writer with a degree in Marketing from Cal. State Fullerton and a degree in Graphic Design from the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising. In addition to reporting for Latin Times and when he is not watching Brazilian and Mexican telenovelas or quoting lines from "Clueless" and "Friends" he is brushing up his skills in CSS and responsive website design. Some of his celebrity idols include Eiza Gonzalez, Paulina Rubio and Amanda Bynes.

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