Camila Cabello Pulls a Rare Double as She Earns First No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with “Havana”

It’s a rare double for Camila Cabello

The 20-year-old Cuban and Mexican singer and former Fifth Harmony Member has reached the summit on the Billboard Hot 100 chart (dated January 27) for the first time, as “Havana,” featuring Young Thug, rises from No. 2 to No. 1.

Camila Cabello

The song was released on SYCO/Epic Records and is the 1,070th No. 1 in the Hot 100‘s history, which dates to the chart’s August 4, 1958, inception.

Cabello’s Hot 100 coronation accompanies her No. 1 entrance on the Billboard 200 albums chart with her debut solo set, Camila.

Additionally, “Havana” becomes Cabello’s first No. 1 on the Streaming Songs chart, jumping from No. 5 with a 34 percent gain to 44.9 million U.S. streams in the week ending January 18, according to Nielsen Music.

The track charges 4-2 on Digital Song Sales (which it led for two weeks), up 57 percent to 80,000 downloads sold in the week ending Jan. 18, aided by a 69-cent iTunes Store sale price. It claims the Hot 100’s top gains in both streaming and sales.

On Radio Songs (which it topped for four frames), “Havana” holds at No. 2, with 131 million in all-format airplay audience (down 5 percent) in the week ending Jan. 21.

Cabello had previously peaked as high as No. 4 on the Hot 100 both as a soloist and a member of vocal group Fifth Harmony, which she departed in December 2016. Her own “Bad Things,” with Machine Gun Kelly, hit No. 4 on February 11, 2017, while 5H‘s “Work From Home,” featuring Ty Dolla $ign, reached the same rank on June 11, 2016.

“Havana” spent seven (nonconsecutive) weeks at No. 2 before topping the Hot 100. That’s the most time for a song at the runner-up spot before hitting No. 1 since Justin Bieber‘s “Sorry” logged a record-tying eight weeks at No. 2 in 2015-16 prior to leading for three weeks beginning January 23, 2016.

“Havana” hits No. 1 in its 23rd week on the Hot 100, equaling the longest rise to the summit for a song by a female artist in the Hot 100’s history. It matches Sia‘s “Cheap Thrills,” featuring Sean Paul, in 2016, and Patti Austin‘s “Baby, Come to Me,” with James Ingram, in 1982-83.

Only six songs overall have taken more scenic routes to No. 1 than those three, led by Los Del Rio‘s “Macarena (Bayside Boys Mix)“: 33 weeks in 1995-96.

Beyonce was the last artist to earn both firsts as a soloist simultaneously, with “Crazy in Love,” featuring JAY-Z, and Dangerously in Love, on July 12, 2003. The song began an eight-week Hot 100 reign the same week that her first solo album apart from Destiny’s Child (and including “Crazy”) launched at No. 1 on the Billboard 200.

Still, Beyoncé had previously topped both charts as a member of Destiny’s Child.

Counting purely first weeks at No. 1 on the tallies overall, Cabello is the first artist to earn both firsts in the same week since Britney Spears, whose “…Baby One More Time” ascended to No. 1 on the Hot 100 dated Jan. 30, 1999, the week that her debut album of the same name opened atop the Billboard 200.

Meanwhile, Cabello is the first artist to top both the Hot 100 and Billboard 200 concurrently at all since Kendrick Lamar, who did so “Humble.” and DAMN., respectively, on May 6, 2017.

The last woman to double up at No. 1 on the charts before Cabello this week? Rihanna, with “Work,” featuring Drake, and ANTI, nearly two years ago (April 2, 2016).

Martin Reenacts Tom Cruise’s Infamous “Risky Business” Underwear Scene on Spike TV’s “Lip Sync Battle”

Ricky Martin isn’t afraid of a little risky business

The 45-year-old Puerto Rican superstar got down to his skivvies in an all-out effort to beat Kate Upton on Lip Sync Battle.

Ricky Martin Lip Sync Battle

In a preview clip of the episode airing Thursday (April 20), Martin takes on Bob Seger‘s “Old Time Rock n Roll,” and recreates Tom Cruise‘s famous Risky Business scene featuring the song — underwear and all.

Sliding onto the stage in socks, boxer briefs and an Oxford shirt, Martin nails every move, as well as every lyric in his lip-syncing. He even uses a candlestick like the one Cruise used as a microphone in the scene.

Martin’s opponent Upton also recreates an iconic vid for her performance, lip-syncing to Britney Spears‘ “…Baby One More Time.” Dressed as schoolgirl Spears, Upton dances just like the pop singer did in her video, and puts up quite the fight against Martin’s Risky Business reenactment.

The full episode, hosted by Chrissy Teigen and LL Cool J, airs Thursday (Apr. 20) at 10:00 pm ET on Spike.

Rodriguez “Freakin’ Stoked” About Britney Spears’ Upcoming Appearance on “Jane the Virgin”

Gina Rodriguez is ready to bust a move to one of her childhood favorites…

It was announced earlier this week that Britney Spears will guest-star on the CW‘s cult hit Jane the Virgin this season. And the 31-year-old Puerto Rican actress couldn’t be more excited, saying Spears “is my childhood.”

Gina Rodriguez

“I just want to do the dance from ‘…Baby One More Time‘ with her on set … and record it,” Rodriguez told People magazine. “I want to do that so badly!”

The Golden Globe-winning actress is “so freakin’ stoked” to have Spears on set. “She was literally the first pop star I ever knew existed.”

Spears will appear in the fifth episode of the upcoming second season as the nemesis of Jane’s dad, telenovela star Rogelio De La Vega (Jaime Camil).

Jane the Virgin returns for its second season on October 12 on the CW.

Gomez to Release New Single in March

In less than two months, you’ll be hitting repeatpeatpeatpeatpeat-peat to a new Selena Gomez single

The 20-year-old half-Mexican American singer excitedly revealed plans to release a new single this March during a special UNICEF charity concert in New York.

Selena Gomez

It’ll be the first single off Gomez’s new studio album, for which she’s already recorded 18 tracks. But Gomez – who is starring in edgier fare like Spring Breakers, which will have its U.S. premiere at the SXSW Film Conference and Festival – hasn’t yet decided which of the songs will make the final cut.

“Through Spring Breakers and experiencing so much last year it will be interesting to kind of have my fans know everything I went through, through music,” Gomez said of her experiences in the last year, including her on-off relationship with Justin Bieber.

“I think for me, it was actually interesting to see that towards the middle of me recording my record, a big turn happened to me and it was incredible to see how I applied that to music because I’ve never done that before and it’s great,” Gomez said of her new song-writing approach, quite similar to that of her best friend Taylor Swift’s way of writing breakup songs after each failed romance.

Gomez covered Swift’s “I Knew You Were Trouble” during her UNICEF benefit concert, along with Britney Spears‘ “Baby One More Time” and Justin Timberlake‘s “Cry Me a River“, which incidentally, Bieber covered back in November after his first breakup with Gomez.

Following their most recent and reportedly final breakup following a string of make-ups, Gomez went back to the studios to focus on her music.

Gomez Covers Justin Timberlake’s “Cry Me a River”

It looks like Selena Gomez could be giving ex-boyfriend Justin Bieber a taste of his own medicine…

Selena Gomez

The 20-year-old half-Mexican-American  singer/actress covered Justin Timberlake’s “Cry Me a River” at her third annual UNICEF charity concert in New York over the weekend, only weeks after breaking up with the Biebs. Gomez’s ex performed the exact same song in November following the couple’s first break-up.

“I’ve been through a lot the past few months. It’s been weird and sad and cool,” Gomez told the crowd. She then confessed, “This song definitely speaks to me,” right before performing a stripped-down version of Timberlake’s smash break-up track.

Gomez followed it up with another break-up tune, her bestie Taylor Swift’s “I Knew You Were Trouble.

“It’s by my best friend in the entire world and if anybody has felt anything painful to their heart, they know who this girl is. Sing along if you know it,” said Gomez.

In addition, Gomez offered event attendees her rendition of Britney Spears‘ “Baby One More Time“, possily alluding to her upcoming film with Vanessa Hudgens and James Franco, Spring Breakers, which is reportedly  filled-with Spears covers.