When Camila Cabello, 20, celebrated her smash hit “Havana” reaching No. 1 on the U.K. charts she was home with family. “We all went crazy,” she told Official Charts. “You have to celebrate things like this because you never know if it’s going to happen again.”
After a frustrating few weeks stuck in second place, “Havana” became the singer’s first No. 1 hit, besting 2016’s “Work From Home” with Fifth Harmony, which topped out at No. 2. “My mom screamed,” she continued. “My dad doesn’t scream, but there were hugs – and maybe a small scream from him in a masculine, fatherly way.”
The milestone is especially poignant for Cabello and her family. The Havanan-born singer has pledged to donate all proceeds from the sale of her first solo to Dreamers, undocumented immigrants brought to this country as minors who face an uncertain future as President Donald Trump has announced plans to repeal DACA (the Obama-era program that shields young undocumented immigrants from deportation).
“I’m partnering with the ACLU to donate all of the proceeds that I get from ‘Havana’ towards the Dreamers. Towards fighting for the Dreamers,” Cabello told 103.3 AMP Radio. “That’s super important to me because I feel such a huge responsibility to speak out about that as my family immigrated to this country.”
In the U.S., the bubbly Cuban-tinged banger currently sits at No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100. behind Post Malone and 21 Savage‘s “Rockstar.” If and when “Havana” hits No. 1 stateside, the Cabello household will definitel screaming.