Here’s How Camila Cabello Joined The Likes of Beyonce + Gwen Stefani
Camila Cabello may still be in search of real friends, but in the meantime, she's found some good company — her latest Billboard distinction has landed her among the likes of Beyonce, Gwen Stefani, Diana Ross and more of music's most powerful women.
Cabello's self-titled debut album, which will officially debut at No. 1 on the charts after a January 12 release (it sold 119,000 album-equivalents), makes her the latest woman to land on the Billboard 200 as part of a group — then, later, reach No. 1 as a solo artist.
Stefani landed her first No. 1 album with This Is What the Truth Feels Like in 2016 after many years of success with No Doubt, Beyonce's 2003 Dangerously in Love achieved the same chart-topping success after Bey's tenure with Destiny's Child and Lauryn Hill's The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill, which dropped in 1998, landed at No. 1 after her stint with The Fugees.
Patti LaBelle, Stevie Nicks and Janis Joplin are just some others who've done the same, and Cabello can now count each as a peer.
"Leaving fifth harmony was the best decision camila has ever made for herself. she’s an amazing solo artist. don’t hate on me but this is my opinion. i’m so proud of her and this album is literally everything! she has my heart," one follower wrote on Twitter upon the album's release. Another noted: "I think what makes Camila such a poetic genius is that she makes every girl feel like THAT girl in her lyrics. Everything is relatable.
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