Camila Cabello (Karla Camila Cabello Estrabao)

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Artist Birtday : 03/03/1997 (Age 21)
Born In : Cojímar, Eastern Havana, Cuba
Occupation(s) : singer, songwriter
Genres : pop, latin, R&B
Agent : Epic, Syco
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Karla Camila Cabello Estrabao  (born March 3, 1997) is a Cuban-American singer and songwriter. She rose to fame as a member of the girl group Fifth Harmony, who came in third place on the second season of The X Factor in 2012. Thereafter, the group was signed to a joint record deal with Syco Music and Epic Records and released one extended play and two studio albums.

Cabello began to establish herself as a solo artist with collaborations such as "I Know What You Did Last Summer" with Shawn Mendes and "Bad Things" with Machine Gun Kelly, both of which reached the top 20 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in the United States. After officially leaving Fifth Harmony in 2016, she released her debut solo single in 2017, "Crying in the Club", which performed modestly before her single "Havana" reached number one in several countries worldwide after replacing the former as the official lead single. Cabello's eponymous debut studio album, Camila (2018), has been well received.

Cabello was born in Cojimar, Eastern Havana, Cuba, to Sinuhe Estrabao and Alejandro Cabello. She is Cuban-Mexican, with her father hailing from Mexico City. For most of her early life, she and her family moved back and forth between Havana and Mexico City, before relocating to Miami, Florida in the United States at age five. She attended Miami Palmetto High School but left in the 2012–13 school year, while she was in 9th grade, to pursue her singing career, although she has received her high school diploma since.

Camila Cabello auditioned for The X Factor in Greensboro, North Carolina. She auditioned with Aretha Franklin's "Respect", however, her audition was not aired because the TV show did not get the rights for the song. After elimination during the "bootcamp" portion of the process in Miami, Florida, Cabello was called back to the stage along with Ally Brooke, Normani Kordei, Lauren Jauregui, and Dinah Jane to form the girl group that would later become known as Fifth Harmony. After finishing in third place on the show they signed a joint deal with Syco Music, owned by Simon Cowell, and Epic Records, L.A. Reid's record label.

The group released the EP Better Together (2013) along with the studio albums Reflection (2015) and 7/27 (2016), which generated singles such as "Worth It" and "Work from Home". From 2013 through the end of 2016, Cabello performed in various Fifth Harmony tours.

On December 18, 2016, the group announced Cabello's departure, with both parts explaining different circumstances of the exit. She appeared in a previously taped performance with the group on Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve. Writing about Cabello's time on the group, a Billboard journalist noted it is "rather uncommon for someone to stand out in a collective as much as Cabello has over the past years," also mentioning how her activity on social media and close interaction with her audience helped her potential as a breakout act.

In November 2015, Cabello collaborated with Canadian singer Shawn Mendes on a duet 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, American rapper Machine Gun Kelly released a joint single with Cabello called "Bad Things", which reached a peak of number four on the US Billboard Hot 100. Time.com included her on "The 25 Most Influential Teens of 2016" list.

On January 25, 2017, "Love Incredible", a collaboration with Norwegian DJ Cashmere Cat, leaked online. The official version of the song was released on February 16, and later featured on Cashmere's debut studio album, 9. Cabello recorded "Hey Ma" with Pitbull and J Balvin for The Fate of the Furious: The Album. The Spanish version of the single and its music video were released on March 10, 2017, and the English version was released on April 6. The singer was also featured on a collaboration with Major Lazer, Travis Scott and Quavo, for the song "Know No Better".

In May 2017, Cabello announced the future release of her first studio album, at the time titled The Hurting. The Healing. The Loving., which she described as "the story of my journey from darkness into light, from a time when I was lost to a time when I found myself again." Her first solo single "Crying in the Club" was released on May 19, 2017, followed by a performance at the 2017 Billboard Music Awards. She joined Bruno Mars' 24K Magic World Tour as an opening act for several of its dates. The singer also partnered with clothing brand Guess as the face for their 2017 Fall campaign.

New writing and recording sessions for her album were influenced by the success of her single "Havana", which postponed its original release date. The single has reached number 1 in Australia, Ireland and the United Kingdom, as well as number 2 in the United States. Titled Camila, her debut album was released on January 12, 2018. Her debut studio album is a pop record containing latin-influenced songs and ballads. On January 8, 2018, after 7 weeks on the top of Billboard's Mainstream Top 40, Cabello's "Havana" became the longest reigning single in the number 1 position for a female artist in a lead role since Taylor Swift's "I Knew You Were Trouble" which set its own record five years prior, in 2013.

Camila Cabello is mainly a R&B, latin and pop singer. She has also explored through genres such as reggaeton, dancehall and hip hop as of her career right now.

She lists Alejandro Fernández and Celia Cruz as her main latin influences which she portrays in her music. She also cites Michael Jackson, Rihanna, Bruno Mars, Shakira, Ed Sheeran and Taylor Swift as well.

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