” Havana ” is by Camila Cabello ( Karla Camila Cabello Estrabao ), the award-winning Cuban-American singer and songwriter. Camila was born on the 3rd of March 1997 in Cojimar, a small fishing village east of Havana, Cuba.
She was a member of Fifth Harmony, a girl group along with Ally Brooke, Normani Kordei, Dinah Jane and Lauren Jauregui. Camila left the group on the 18th of December 2016.
In November 2015, she worked with Shawn Mendes, the Canadian singer and songwriter. They co-wrote and recorded ” I Know What You Did Last Summer “, released on the 18th of November 2015, it reached number nineteen on the Canadian Hot 100 and twenty on the Billboard Hot 100 charts.
On the 14th of October 2016, she worked with American rapper Machine Gun Kelly. They released ” Bad Things “, which peaked at number four on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart in the United States.
Camila has been nominated for many awards including Billboard Music Awards, iHeartRadio Music Awards and Latin Grammy Awards. In 2017 she won the MTV Europe Music Awards Best Pop Award and the Radio Disney Music Awards for Best Collaboration on the single ” Bad Things “.
Camila has joined forces with the Children’s Health Fund, a not for profit organisation which helps to provide healthcare to children from low-income backgrounds ( link to the official site at the bottom ).
” Havana ” was written by Camila Cabello, Brittany Hazzard, Ali Tamposi, Brian Lee, Andrew Watt, Pharrell Williams, Jeffery Lamar Williams, Adam Feeney and Louis Bell.
Production for the single was by Frank Dukes ( Adam King Feeney ), the Grammy Award-winning Canadian record producer and DJ.
Frank was born on the 12th of September 1983 in Toronto, the capital of Ontario, Canada. After selling his first beat for $250, Frank began building a library of original samples using vintage equipment. Produced in the 1960s and 1970s style, they are sold commercially. As a producer, Frank has worked with many of the top recording artists of today including Zayn, Lorde, Nicki Minaj, Mac Miller, Selena Gomez, Kendrick Lamar, Rihanna, Kanye West and DJ Khaled.
” Havana ” was released on the 8th of September 2017 by record labels Epic ( Sony Music Entertainment ) and Syco ( Simon Cowell’s record label ), it is taken as the lead single from Camila’s upcoming debut Album, The Hurting. The Healing. The Loving.
Camila worked on the Album with Benny Blanco, Ryan Tedder and Pharrell Williams. The title is to be changed when it’s released in 2018. On the 21st of November 2017, it had been finished, and the tracks decided.
The mid-tempo track, which lyrically is about embracing the singer’s Cuban heritage, features the vocals of Young Thug ( Jeffery Lamar Williams ), the American rapper, singer, songwriter and record producer.
Young Thug was born on the 16th of August 1991 in Atlanta, the capital of the U.S. state of Georgia. Young Thug first came to the attention of the media and record buying public when he worked with rappers Rich Homie Quan, Cash Out, Shawty Lo and Gucci Mane. On the 16th of June 2017, he released a mixtape titled Beautiful Thugger Girls. The mixtape entered at number eight on the Billboard 200 Chart and also debuted at number four on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums Chart.
The accompanying music video was directed by David Meyers, the American music video, commercial and film director.
David was born on the 19th of October 1972 in Berkeley, California. The city, named after George Berkeley an 18th-century Anglo-Irish bishop and philosopher, is located on the east shore of the San Francisco Bay.
David first became interested in film when at the age of 17, he started working his local cinema. Since then he has worked with many top recording artists including Def Leppard, P!nk, Britney Spears, Hanson, Kid Rock and NSYNC. In addition to music videos, David has directed commercials for many top brand names like Citibank, Foot Locker, Reebok, ITV and a women’s fragrance called Curious by Britney Spears, which is marketed by Elizabeth Arden.
” Havana ” has been a commercial success for Camila. It reached number two on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart and at the time of writing the song has spent 14 weeks on the chart there. It has also made number fifteen on the Billboard Adult Top 40 Chart, sixteen on the Dance Club Songs Chart, eighteen on the Latin Pop Songs Chart, three on the Mainstream Top 40 Chart and seven on the Rhythmic Chart.
In the United Kingdom, the song entered the UK Singles Chart on the 17th of August 2017 at number fifty-three. It climbed to reach Number One, where to date it has spent four weeks at the top. As of the 26th of November, the song has spent eleven weeks in the Top Ten and sixteen weeks on the UK chart.
( Chart positions are approx, the song may move up or down on the chart )
BillBoard Hot 100 Highest Chart Position: 2
UK Highest Chart Position: 1
Other Countries Highest Chart Positions: Australia (ARIA) 1, Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40) 2, Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders) 3, Belgium (Ultratop 50 Wallonia) 3, Bolivia (Monitor Latino) 12, Brazil Hot Pop Songs (Billboard) 14, Canada (Canadian Hot 100) 1, Colombia (National-Report) 43, Croatia (HRT) 5, Czech Republic (Rádio Top 100) 26, Denmark (Tracklisten) 2, Ecuador (National-Report) 22, El Salvador (Monitor Latino) 11, Finland (Suomen virallinen lista) 9, France (SNEP) 4, Germany (Official German Charts) 2, Greece Digital Songs (Billboard) 1, Hungary (Single Top 40) 2, Ireland (IRMA) 1, Israel (Media Forest) 1, Italy (FIMI) 5, Japan (Japan Hot 100) 78, Latvia (Latvijas Top 40) 1, Lebanon (Lebanese Top 20) 5, Luxembourg Digital Songs (Billboard) 2, Malaysia (RIM) 4, Mexico Airplay (Billboard) 13, Netherlands (Single Top 100) 5, New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ) 2, Norway (VG-lista) 16, Panama (Monitor Latino) 11, Paraguay (Monitor Latino) 7, Philippines (Philippine Hot 100) 3, Poland (Polish Airplay Top 100) 14, Portugal (AFP) 2, Russia Airplay (Tophit) 56, Scotland (Official Charts Company) 1, Slovakia (Singles Digitál Top 100) 1, Slovenia (SloTop50) 11, Spain (PROMUSICAE) 4, Sweden (Sverigetopplistan) 8, Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade) 2
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