Camila Cabello's debut record, entitled Camila, has made a huge impact worldwide, but it was nearly a completely different album altogether.
After the Cuban-born American's smash hit Havana took off in the UK and reached Number 1 on the Official Singles Chart, Camila steered her album in a new direction: "So many people said this song wouldn’t work but me and my team always believed in it," Camila told OfficialCharts.com. "It feels good to have that. This is the defiant song."
As a result of Camila sticking with her Latin-influenced sound, previous releases Crying In The Club and I Have Questions were left off her debut LP, while OMG ft. Quavo, released the same day as Havana, also didn't make the cut. It's clear Camila trusting her instinct was the right move - her debut album is performing well.
Here in the UK, Camila reached Number 2 on the Official Albums Chart last Friday, a new career high for The X Factor USA graduate, who previously reached Number 6 as part of Fifth Harmony's second studio album 7/27. The album also peaked at Number 2 on the Official Scottish Albums Chart.
While a Top 3 placing is a big deal, Number 1s are pretty special too, right? Luckily for Camila, she has plenty to choose from. In addition to topping the charts in Canada, The Netherlands, Norway and Sweden, Camila joined the history books in the United States.
Camila managed the chart double, topping the Billboard 200 with Camila, and the Hot 100 with Havana, becoming her first US Number 1 album and single. Achieving her first weeks at Number 1 on both charts in the same week, Camila joins Beyoncé and Britney Spears as the only other artists to achieve this.
It looks like things will truly Never Be The Same for Camila.