Camila Cabello[Ex-member of Fifth Harmony]

Camila Cabello on Fifth Harmony, Taylor Swift and Donald Trump

Karla Camila Cabello Estrabao was born on March 3, 1997, known by her stage name Camila Cabello, a Cuban-American singer-songwriter. She is a pop star, R&B and Latin-influenced performer who became a founding member of Fifth Harmony. Born in Cojimar, Cuba, Cabello moved to Miami, Florida at the age of six. Her mother is Cuban and her father is Mexican. Growing up in a Spanish-speaking environment, she developed a love of music by listening to Celia Cruz and Alejandro Fernández. Her father followed a year and a half later. “My mother was an architect in Cuba, but she had to start in Miami,” Cabello says. “She sold shoes in Marshalls and went to school at night to learn English.” Music was the way Camila made friends as a child when she learned to speak English on her own. As a child, Cabello always sang with the karaoke machine in her basement. Her first song contest was for a school concert where she performed BeyoncĂ©’s “Listen”. She auditioned for The X Factor in Greensboro, North Carolina at the age of 15. Although she was removed (along with her four future teammates), the judge brought her back. Simon Cowell combined the girls into a quintet and created a fifth harmony. They went on to become the most successful contestants of the season, despite finishing third. The group’s first EP, Better Together, was released in October 2013, with a remake of the Spanish version (Juntos and Juntos Acoustic) and a remix album a month later. Their debut single, “Miss Movin ‘On,” was the highest-grossing American X Factor song at the time, a masterpiece that was beaten by each successive Fifth Harmony.

The group’s first LP, Reflection, was released in early 2015 with “Sledgehammer” (written by Meghan Trainor) and “Worth It” featuring rapper Kid Ink. While on the stage of Taylor Swift Cabello’s 1989 world tour, she wrote songs with Canadian singer / songwriter Shawn Mendes. “I Know What You Did Last Summer” was released in November 2015 and immediately peaked at the top 20 on Billboard. Fifth Harmony’s sophomore set, 7/27, was released in 2016, backed by a world tour and the hit song “Work from Home”.

Outside of Fifth Harmony, Cabello paired rapper Machine Gun Kelly for the song “Bad Things” in October 2016. With good results, the song slowly climbed to the top of the Billboard singles charts and eventually earned the Top Ten singer her first song as a solo artist. In December, Cabello announced her departure from Fifth Harmony. After her departure, Cabello collaborated with Cashmere Cat on “Love Incredible” and Pitbull and J Balvin on “Hey Ma” from Fate of the Furious. In May 2017, Cabello released her debut single (non-album), Sia Furler co-wrote “Crying in the Club,” which reached the top 40 of the US Billboard Hot 100. She also joined Bruno Mars as the opening act on his 24K Magic World Tour. In early 2018, she returned with her first full-length solo album, Camila, produced by Frank Dukes, Jarami and others. Supported by “Havana” featuring Young Thug and “Never Be the Same”, the album debuted at number one on the Billboard 200.