They both are nominated at VMAs this year with Cabello receiving five VMA nominations including Best Collaboration, Best Art Direction, Best Choreography, Best Cinematography and Song of Summer.
Mendes received six nominations, Artist of the Year, Best Collaboration, Best Art Direction, Best Choreography, Best Cinematography and Song of Summer.
Señorita debuted at number one on iTunes worldwide and it broke Spotify’s record for the biggest debut from a male and female duet in its history since its release in June.
In an interview with Variety, Cabello shared the back story behind the record-breaking song, revealing that she and Mendes went back and forth for months trying to decide if they should actually go through with it.
“The reception to ‘Señorita,’ it’s been so cool to see. Especially because this song was eight months in the making,” Cabello said. “Shawn texted me the idea for the song, and he was like, ‘Oh my god, this is amazing that you want to do it.’”
“Finally we were just like, ‘You know what, no pressure, let’s just go to the studio and try to finalise it and see how we feel about it,’” she continued.
“And then two weeks later we made the music video.”
The VMAs will take place Monday, Aug. 26 at the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J. at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT.