Camila Cabello: The first Latina singer in history with a diamond single

October 06, 2021

Only 62 songs in history have become diamonds in the United States and one of them is now "Havana" by Camila Cabello.
The success of Camila Cabello "Havana", released in 2017 to launch her solo career, is now a diamond in the United States.

The 24-year-old singer is the first Latina singer in history to receive this rare award and just the second woman of Latin descent, after rapper Cardi B, who made her historic debut when her song "Bodak Yellow" became a diamond.

A song that has recorded at least 10,000,000 sales in the local market is recognized as a diamond in the United States by the American Recording Industry Association (RIAA).

Songs of recent years that have received the distinction are "Despacito" by Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee, "Perfect" by Ed Sheeran, "God's Plan" by Drake and "Old Town Road" by Lil Nas X.

"Havana" is just the 62nd single to become a diamond in 60 years, a historic achievement that is only possible when an artist has forged the deepest and most enduring connection with fans, especially when around 60,000 songs are added to the service catalogs. "streaming every day!", Michele Ballantyne, Director General of RIAA, told "People".

"It's also a testament to the incredible collaboration between Camila and her team at Epic Records and without a doubt a sign of more great music - and huge awards - coming!" He added.

Camila Cabello received the honorary plaque for the diamond sales of "Havana" in Los Angeles.

"I am honored to be the first Latin singer to win the award and I hope this will pave the way for many more incredible Latin American artists," she wrote in an Instagram post.

"I thank my incredible co-creators and producers, Frank Dukes, Ali Tamposi, Andrew Watt, Pharrell, Lou Bell, Brian Lee, Starrah and Young Thug, for working with me. And I thank my amazing fans, I love you all ", he added.

"Havana", starring Young Thug, was released on August 3, 2017 as one of Camila Cabello's first singles in her solo career, following her departure from Fifth Harmony.

The song, an ode to the birthplace of Camla Cabello - Havana, Cuba, currently has 1.66 billion streams on Spotify, and became one of the highest-selling digital singles in the world in 2018, recording more than 19 million sales, according to the IFPI.

"Havana" won the Video of the Year award at the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards and the Collaboration of the Year, Favorite Music Video and Favorite Pop Song awards at the American Music Awards of the same year.

Also, a live version of "Havana" was nominated for the title of Best Pop Solo Performance at the 2019 Grammy Awards.