There are never-ending debates over Young Thug. Fans and pundits alike spend days online arguing whether he’s talented or not, whether he’s hip-hop or not or whether he’s even popular or not. Some argue that his meager album sales prove he’s not nearly as relevant as the constant conversation about him suggests he is, while others would argue that Young Thug is the prototypical streaming era star. Well, now Thugger is scratching one huge career milestone off his bucket list and giving his fans some support for their arguments: He’s about to land his first No. 1 song ever.
Yes, the always-reliable Twitter account Chart Data reports that Camila Cabello’s “Havana” will finally top Billboard’s Hot 100 songs chart next week after lingering in the Top 5 for months.
The bump to No. 1 after seven weeks at No. 2 will surely be aided by the release of Cabello’s self-titled solo debut album, which is in a battle with the soundtrack for the film The Greatest Showman for the No. 1 spot on the Billboard albums chart next week. It’s been a long time coming for Cabello, who left Fifth Harmony way back in 2016 and has been prepping her solo debut ever since. Now, she can call it a successful one, no matter how much shade her former group continues to throw.
And for Thug, it’s an achievement that even his mentor and Super Slimey cohort Future, who has never topped the Hot 100 as a lead or featured artist, can’t match. Now maybe Thug can get a release date for his true, solo debut album, the long-awaited and oft-delayed HiTunes.