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Camila Cabello’s “Havana” Was The World’s Best-Selling Single Of 2018

One of the first #1 songs of 2018 was also the world’s biggest single of 2018.

IFPI, the organization that represents the recorded music industry worldwide, has announced that Camila Cabello’s smash “Havana,” which topped the Billboard Hot 100 in January of last year, was the best-selling digital single of 2018 globally.

Frances Moore, chief executive of IFPI, said in a statement, “Camila Cabello is a perfect example of an artist who has drawn on her musical roots to produce her own unique sound that is capturing the hearts of fans all over the world.”

The second best-selling global single of 2018 is “God’s Plan” by Drake.  Drake was recently named the best-selling artist of 2018 overall by IFPI.  Coming in third is Ed Sheeran‘s “Shape of You,” which continued to sell all through last year despite being released more than two years ago.  Ed’s song “Perfect” is number four.

Hits by Maroon 5, Post Malone, The Chainsmokers and Anne-Marie round out the IFPI’s list of the top-ten best-selling global singles of 2018.

Here’s the full list:

1.  Camila Cabello (feat. Young Thug) — “Havana,”  19 million track equivalent units
2.  Drake — “God’s Plan,” 15.3 million
3.  Ed Sheeran — “Shape Of You,” 14.9 million
4.  Ed Sheeran — “Perfect,” 13.5 million
5.  Maroon 5 (feat. Cardi B) — “Girls Like You,” 11.9 million
6.  Luis Fonsi (feat. Daddy Yankee) — “Despacito,” 11.8 million
7.  Tia Ray — “Be Apart,”  10.9 million
8.  The Chainsmokers & Coldplay — “Something Just Like This,” 10 million
9.  Marshmello & Anne-Marie — “FRIENDS,”  9 million
10.  Post Malone (feat. Ty Dolla $ign) — “Psycho,” 9.2 million

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