Date of Birth
3 December 1997, Cuba
Karla Camila Cabello Estrabao
5' 2" (1.57 m)
Karla Camila Cabello-Estrabao is a Cuban/Mexican singer-songwriter was born on March 3, 1997 in Havana, Cuba. In 2012, she auditioned for the X-Factor and joined a girl group where she was known as the lead singer of Fifth Harmony. Cabello and her band-mates released one EP and two studio albums. Her departure from the group was announced in December 18th 2016. As a lead artist, Cabello released two hit singles with Shawn Mendes 'I Know What You Did Last Summer' and Machine Gun Kelly's 'Bad Things'. In 2017, Cabello prepared for the release of her debut solo album. Camila scored features with artists such as Cashmere Cat's 'Love Incredible' and Pitbull and J Balvin's 'Hey Ma' scoring the artists and Camila herself a Grammy nomination. Whilst Cabello receives these achievements she scores herself a Guess deal to become an official Guess girl and to be the face of their 2017 Fall campaign. Cabello was welcomed to join the Bruno Mars 24K Magic World Tour as an Opening act, she performed a total of 20 shows. Cabello release her hit single 'Havana' on August 3, 2017 as a gift to her fans. Due to the success of the single, Cabello then announced in an interview where 'Havana' is the official first official single of her debut album scraping her old song 'Crying In The Club' which was originally planned as the debut single. The hit 'Havana' scored #1 on Hot 100 Billboard, #1 In the UK Official charts and over 80 more #1's on iTunes. 'Havana" became #1 on the official worldwide charts thus making a name for herself and only for herself, also giving Camila the record of holding the #1 the longest by a female artist in 2017. In just 11 months of a solo career, Camila had won a total of 18 awards, became a multi-platinum artist with over 50 certifications, sold over 17 million units and gained over 4 billion combined YouTube and Spotify streams all without an album out. Camila Cabello's debut album called 'Camila' was released January 12th 2018 racking up a score of 76 on metacritic and over 100 #1's. 'Camila' debuted at #1 on Billboard 200.
Ex-Member of Fifth Harmony.
Her go to quote is "Love Only".
Camila does not know how to drive.
She creates her own Spotify playlists (camilistening1 / Camila Cabello).
Camila Cabello is a Cuban-Mexican immigrant who moved to the United States when she was 6 years old.
Her mother once made her take tennis classes, but Camila claims she was no good.
Camila has made of 20 song's with Major Lazer.
Her first solo performance was at the Billboard Music Awards.
Camila was the second youngest member of Fifth Harmony.
She would like to collaborate/collaborate more with Ed Sheeran.
Cabello was asked to be in Taylor Swift's 'Bad Blood' music video but turned down the offer because her band-mates weren't asked to join.
Camila's favorite color is blue.
As of November 14th 2017, Cabello is the #1 most listened to female artist on Spotify and is the #5 most listened to artist in the world.
If Camila wasn't a singer, she claimed she would like to be a dentist.
Ryan Tedder (award winning record producer) has said he's intimidated by Camila.
All of the music Camila has released (minus when she was in Fifth Harmony) are all written by her.
When Camila was the lead singer of her girl group, She said "pry" instead of cry when she was introducing Demi Lovato in their X Factor finals performance of Give Your Heart A Break.
She is Cuban on her mothers side and Mexican on her fathers side.
Camila voiced her own character in Barbie.
Taylor Swift threw Camila a surprise birthday party for her 18th Birthday.
In 9 months of just being a solo artist, Camila reached a number 1 in the UK on 7th October 2017.
Camila in 2017 said that 'a little over a year ago,' whilst penning her music in hotel bathrooms, 'I was completely broken during that time, I was in the kind of pain that's uncomfortable to talk about, and it was the kind of chapter you never want to read out loud...' she said. 'I couldn't write another song for 6 months because writing meant I had to feel everything.'.
Camila's first language is Spanish.
Cabello's song 'I Know What You Did Last Summer' with Shawn Mendes is 4x Platinum, 2x Gold and 1x Silver and scored them in the top #20 on Billboard's Hot 100 chart.
Cabello's song 'I Know What You Did Last Summer' with Shawn Mendes was written backstage after Taylor Swift's concert.
In late 2017, Cabello joined Lin-Manuel Miranda and multiple other Latin artists on the song "Almost Like Praying" to benefit those in Puerto Rico who were affected by Hurricane Maria.
Cabello's song 'Bad Things' with Machine Gun Kelly is 3x Platinum, 3x Gold and 1x Silver and scored them a peak of #4 on Billboard's Hot 100 chart.
Camila is the first female to ever reach over 41,000,000 monthly listeners on Spotify.
Barack Obama said that one of his favorite songs of 2017 is 'Havana" by Camila Cabello.
Camila reached a peak of the 2nd most listened to artist on Spotify on December 30th 2017.
Camila and her little sister Sofi were both born on a Monday.
Don't let fear trick you into thinking life is anything but beautiful. Be brave and get hurt and get back up and find the guts to be brave again.
Live by the harmless untruths that make you brave and kind and healthy and happy.
One day I'm going to move to New York.
Before the X Factor, I didn't really sing in front of people. I was like trapped in my room like a little hermit crab.
This is the thing with TV shows-I can't watch them because I have no self-control. I'll get addicted to them and I won't sleep. I will become a zombie. I had Netflix one time, and I watched Gossip Girl for 24 hours straight!
All I do is sing karaoke and watch One Direction videos.
You can take my life, you can take my home, you can everything, just please not my friend plantains.
No, I don't! I don't fart! Well... everybody farts.
The TCAs day is so surreal. Seeing literally everyone I'm obsessed with on the carpet and being a couple feet away from them and acting as if I weren't having heart palpitations was just insane.
My must-have tour essentials are headphones, a book, and cold turkey. I LOVE cold turkey!
I take long showers, but I don't sing. I just stare off into the universe.
I am a daughter to a Cuban mother and a Mexican father. I remember being on the bus to go to my new home with my "Winnie the Pooh" journal, thinking I was going to Disney World. I was born in a country where the roads are almost as broken as the hope of the people. We left them with only the clothes on our backs to come to a land where we only knew the word 'yes' and 'no.' We built a new life from the ground up in hopes of getting opportunities to be the people we couldn't be in our own country. My mom went to night to learn English. I didn't speak any English when I came to Miami. I learned it through TV and cartoons. On my first of school, they asked me if I knew how to speak English. I don't know if I misunderstood or was too embarrassed, but I said, 'Yeah, I speak English.' So I never actually took an ELL class, but I picked up English really easily. Today I got to hug and thank Barack Obama with tears in my eyes for everything he does in supporting immigration. I am a Cuban, Mexican, proud American citizen. I look behind me and I see my family - and the families to come - wiping the sweat off our brows, looking up, and thanking God that we made the choice to come here.
[My mom's] taught me that no matter where you come from, if you work hard and are good to people, life will be good to you, too.
[M magazine-Stars' confidence tips] You just need to say, "I look good right now!" Then it'll start to reflect on how you feel.
You know what i mean?
If you don't want to piss people off, be a vegetable. Dance like an idiot at parties, laugh like a walrus at serious meetings, sing pop songs at the top of your lungs in front of your indie friends, wear red socks when the dress code is black and white. The point isn't rebellion, the point is expression. The point is the world would be a much better place if we were taught to be fascinated by our differences instead of fearing them, if we were taught to explore individuality instead of controlling it. If we were taught that even if we disagree with somebody's way of expression, we have no authority to ever tell somebody they can't be who they are. Free yourself, or let us be free.
Feel everything, that is the difference between living and existing.
No matter how old you get, crying in your mom's arms will always make you feel three years old.
Kisses are the best form of communication. It is your chance to say everything words can't express. when you feel weak and fragile and you've given them so much of your heart they could break it at any second, say it.. kiss slowly, kiss softly, fingers running through their spine, face between hands. When you feel like you're on fire, like no matter how close you are to each other you'll never be close enough, say it. Hands running through hair, whispers in between, desperate kisses, laughter in their mouth. I'm all for words, but, trust me, kisses are better than poetry.