Camila Cabello (/kəˈbeɪoʊ/; born March 3, 1997) is a Cuban-American singer. 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 reached 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.
Cabello was born in Havana, Cuba. 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.
Cabello auditioned for The X Factor in Greensboro, North Carolina. After elimination during the "bootcamp" portion of the process, 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.
Cabello in August 2013.
The group released the EP Better Together (2013) along with the 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", also her first song-writing credit. The song charted at number 20 in the US and 18 in Canada. It was certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). In October 2016 Cabello released a joint single with American rapper Machine Gun Kelly called "Bad Things", which has reached a peak of number four on the US Billboard Hot 100 so far. Cabello was included on Time's "The 25 Most Influential Teens of 2016" list.
On February 28, 2016, Cabello announced she had partnered with Save the Children to design a limited-edition "Love Only" T-shirt to help raise awareness of issues involving girls' equal access to education, health care and opportunities to succeed. Also Cabello in June 2016, with producer Benny Blanco and members of the nonprofit arts organization OMG Everywhere, helped to create the charity single "Power in Me".
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