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"Havana" is a song by Cuban-American singer Camila Cabello, released on September 6, 2019 via Shadow Records. It was written by Camila herself, Pharell Williams, Brian Lee, Ali Tamposi and Frank Dukes and the song was produced by Frank Dukes and Matt Beckley (voc.) The song peaked at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100.

Background and release[]

After releasing both Crying in the Club and I Have Questions on July 19 & July 26, Cabello teased the release of Havana on August 17 by posting a teaser photo of the single cover (together with the single cover for OMG, which was scrapped for release). She continued on to post teasers on her social medias on August 19, August 21, August 24, August 27, August 29, September 1, September 2, September 3, September 4 and September 5.

After teasing with photos, she posted a competition to her social media accounts. In different cities across the world (including Havana) you could search for the Havana Glass Sphere, headphones were connected to it and you could listen to a 10 - 60 seconds snippet of the song.

Camila also had a deal with Spotify as three video teasers were uploaded to her YouTube channel and were showing up on Spotify as advertisement.

The single was released for digital download on September 6, 2019 via Shadow Records.

Promotion[]

In the first week of release, the song was heavily promoted throughout the United States. Camila launched a deal with Spotify to promote the song on Today's Top Hits, the biggest playlist on the platform and New Music Friday, the song was placed #1 on both playlists and Camila was the face of the playlists.

She appeared on various talkshows, radioshows and daytime shows during the first weeks of promo. She appeared on Jimmy Kimmel, Z100 New York, Beats 1 (exclusive interview), Today, 104.3 MYfm, Good Morning America, MTV TRL, Stephen Colbert, Jimmy Fallon, American Idol, 103.5 KTU, The Ellen Show and so much more. She also guest-starred on ELLE's Song Associaton, Seventeen's Lyric Challenge and she appeared on GENIUS to verify the lyrics for the song.

Credits and personnel[]

Recording

  • Recorded at UMG Studios, Los Angeles, California
  • Mastered at UMG Studios, Los Angeles, California

Personnel

  • Camila Cabello - vocals, lyrics
  • Pharell Williams - background vocals, lyrics
  • Brian Lee - lyrics
  • Ali Tamposi - lyrics
  • Frank Dukes - producer, mixing, lyrics
  • Matt Beckley - producer (voc.)

Charts[]

"-" notes that the charting numbers and/or sales aren't known yet.
Charts (2019) Debut Peak position
Australia (ARIA) 7 1
Canada (Canadian Hot 100) 8 2
Europe (European Top 100) 9 1
UK Singles (Official Charts Company) 6 2
US Billboard Hot 100 6 1

Chart Run[]

"-" notes that the charting numbers and/or sales aren't known yet.
Charts (2019) Chart week number + chart position
1 2
Australia (ARIA) 7 1
Canada (Canadian Hot 100) 8 2
Europe (European Top 100) 9 1
UK Singles (Official Charts Company) 6 2
US Billboard Hot 100 6 1

Certifications[]

"-" notes that the charting numbers and/or sales aren't known yet.
Region Certification Certified units/sales
Australia (ARIA) - -
Canada (Music Canada) - -
United Kingdom (BPI) - -
United States (RIAA) - -

Award nominations and wins[]

Year-end Lists / Year-end Charts

Year Publication Accolade Rank
2019 Billboard The Hot 100 Year-End Chart 58
Official Charts Company Singles Year-End Chart 56

Release history[]

Region Date Format Label
Worldwide September 6, 2019 Digital download Shadow Records
September 21, 2019 7-Inch Vinyl
United States September 6, 2019 Digital download
September 21, 2019 7-Inch Vinyl
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