Karla Camila Cabello Estrabao (/kəˈbeɪoʊ/; born March 3, 1997), better known as Camila Cabello, is a Cuban-born American singer and songwriter. As part of the girl group Fifth Harmony, Cabello and her bandmates released one EP and two studio albums. Her departure from the group was announced in December 2016. As a lead artist, Cabello has released two singles which entered the top 20 on the US Billboard Hot 100: “I Know What You Did Last Summer” with Shawn Mendes and “Bad Things” with Machine Gun Kelly, with the latter reaching number four. In May 2017, Cabello released “Crying in the Club” as the lead single from her forthcoming debut solo album The Hurting. The Healing. The Loving.
Cabello was born in Cojimar, Habana del Este, Cuba to Sinuhe and Alejandro Cabello. For most of her early life, she and her family moved back and forth between Havana and Mexico City, Mexico (her father’s native country), before relocating to Miami, Florida at age 5.
Camila Cabello auditioned for The X Factor in Greensboro, North Carolina. After elimination during the “bootcamp” portion of the process in Miami, Florida, Cabello was called back to the stage along with four other female contestants to form the girl group that would later become known as Fifth Harmony. They signed a joint deal with Syco Music, owned by Simon Cowell, and Epic Records, L.A. Reid’s record label, after finishing in third place on the show.
The group released the EP Better Together (2013) along with the studio albums Reflection (2015) and 7/27 (2016). From 2013 through the end of 2016, Cabello performed in various Fifth Harmony tours.
On December 18, 2016, the group announced Cabello’s departure. She appeared in a previously taped performance with the group on Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve.
In November 2015, Cabello released a duet with Canadian singer Shawn Mendes titled “I Know What You Did Last Summer”, a song they wrote together. The single charted at number 20 in the US and 18 in Canada, and was certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). On October 14, 2016, Cabello released a joint single with American rapper Machine Gun Kelly called “Bad Things”, which reached a peak of number four on the US Billboard Hot 100. Cabello was included on Time’s “The 25 Most Influential Teens of 2016” list. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Camila_Cabello