Karla Camila Cabello Estrabao (born March 3, 1997) is a Cuban-American singer and songwriter. She rose to prominence as a member of the girl group Fifth Harmony, formed on The X Factor USA in 2012, signing a joint record deal with Syco Music and Epic Records. While in Fifth Harmony, Cabello began to establish herself as a solo artist with the release of the collaborations “I Know What You Did Last Summer” with Shawn Mendes, and “Bad Things” with Machine Gun Kelly, the latter reaching number four on the US Billboard Hot 100. After leaving the group in late 2016, Cabello released several other collaborations, including “Hey Ma” by Pitbull and J Balvin for The Fate of the Furious soundtrack, and her debut solo single “Crying in the Club”.
Cabello’s debut studio album, Camila (2018), reached number one on the Billboard 200 chart. The Latin music-influenced pop album was well received by critics, and received a Platinum certification by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). Its lead single “Havana” topped the charts in several countries including the US and UK, and follow-up single “Never Be the Same” reached the top 10 in multiple countries. Cabello’s 2019 duet with Mendes, “Señorita”, became her second single as lead artist to top the Billboard Hot 100, and also reached number one in a number of European countries. Her second studio album, Romance (2019), peaked at number three on the Billboard 200 chart and number one in Canada. Cabello is set to star in an upcoming film adaptation of Cinderella (2021), for Sony Pictures.