Camila Cabello is a singer and songwriter from Miami, Florida, who was born in Cuba. She rose to fame as a member of Fifth Harmony, a girl group established on The X Factor USA in 2012 and signed to Syco Music and Epic Records.
Cabello launched her solo career while still a member of Fifth Harmony, releasing the singles “I Know What You Did Last Summer” with Shawn Mendes and “Bad Things” with Machine Gun Kelly, the latter reaching number four on the Billboard Hot 100 in the United States.
Cabello released numerous other collaborations after quitting the group in late 2016, including “Hey Ma” for The Fate of the Furious soundtrack alongside Pitbull and J Balvin.
Cabello is the son of Sinuhe Estrabao and Alejandro Cabello, and was born in Havana, Cuba. She was raised in the East Havana village of Cojmar. Her father is a Mexican who immigrated to Cuba and was born in Mexico City.
Sofia is her younger sister. Cabello and her family spent most of their childhood moving back and forth between Havana and Mexico City. Cabello moved to Miami, Florida, with her mother when she was six years old; her father was unable to secure a visa at the time and joined the family 18 months later. Cabello became a citizen of the United States of America in 2008.
The popularity of her single “Havana” with Young Thug, which was delayed from its initial release date, spurred new writing and recording sessions for her album. The record debuted at number one in Australia, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, France, Hungary, and the United States shortly after its release.
It also lasted seven weeks at the top of the Mainstream Top 40 airplay chart in the United States. In June 2018, the song became the most-streamed single by a solo female artist on Spotify, with over 888 million streams. Her debut album, Camila, is a pop album with Latin-influenced songs and ballads.