Biography of Camila Cabello
The story of Camila Cabello is like a fairy tale: having first announced herself at the X Factor talent show, just a few years later, the daughter of emigrants from Cuba has become one of the brightest stars in the orbit of modern pop music.
Singer Camila Cabello
Childhood and family
Camila Cabello (Karla Camila Cabello Estrabao) was born in Cuba on March 3, 1997 in the picturesque town of Cojimar. It was here that Ernest Hemingway, who lived on his estate in the suburbs of Havana from 1949 to 1952, often came to fish, and it was here that he met Gregorio Fuentes, a local fisherman who became his friend and the hero of the story “The Old Man and the Sea”, for which The writer won the Pulitzer Prize.
Camila Cabello as a child
At birth, the girl received the name Carla Camila, her parents were the Mexican Alejandro Cabello, who owned a small business, and the Cuban Sinu Estrabao, an architect by profession. So the first years the parents and their baby lived in two countries. Only when Camila was 5 did the family stop traveling from Cuba to Mexico and back, and settled in Miami.
Camila Cabello in her youth
For two years the family lived with friends. Sinu worked at the Marshals shoe store and Alejandro at the car wash. In the evenings, older members of the family attended English courses, and Camila learned the language by watching television shows and communicating with her peers.
Camila Cabello’s height is 157 cm
The second daughter of Alejandro and Sinu, Sofia, was born already in Miami, when Camila studied at Palmetto Elementary School.
Camila’s musical abilities appeared early, but she began to study vocals at the age of 12, when her parents were able to pay for her education.
Career. Fifth Harmony
In 2012, Camila left school and went to North Carolina to take part in the X Factor show. She was barely 15 and she was already confident in the choice of her life path. She later graduated from high school as an external student.
Camila Cabello on The X Factor
On the show, the girl performed Aretha Franklin’s song, but her performance was not shown due to a ridiculous mistake by the show’s staff, who did not document the right to use the song “Respect”.
The jury members of the competition tried to rectify the situation and invited Camila to enter the girl band, where Lauren Hoauregui, Dina Jane, Ellie Brook, and Normani Corday were also invited. At the competition, the girls took third place, in the episode “Duet with a Star” they were lucky enough to sing with Demi Lovato, who was one of the judges.
Camila Cabello in Fifth Harmony
After finishing the Fifth Harmony project, they signed with Syco Music and released the EP Better Together in 2013. During the year, the band toured the cities of America and accompanied Demi Lovato, performing before her concerts during the Neon Lights Tour. In 2015, the full-length album “Reflection” was released, certified gold and included in the Billboard 200. In the same year, the girls performed at the White House at the annual Easter concert and opened the MTV Europe Music Awards, and at the end of the year, Camila announced her intention to leave the band to pursue a solo career.
In the fall of 2015, the song “I Know What You Did Last Summer” was released, recorded by Camila with Canadian star Shawn Mendes. The song marked the rise of a new star and hit the top of the charts in America and Canada.
Throughout the year, the young singer released singles with artists such as Pitbull, Norwegian fashion DJ Cashmere Cat, Quavo, J Balvin and MachineGun Kelly and at the end of 2016 was named one of the most influential teenagers in America by Time magazine.
Camila Cabello’s career started very well
Camila performed before the concerts of Bruno Mars during his tour, and in 2017 she signed a contract with Guess, becoming the “face” of the luxury brand’s autumn company.
At the beginning of 2018, the fans of the young star received a gift in the form of a debut album, which included 11 tracks, including the super popular composition “Havana”, a hot video for which was released in the summer of 2018. The song became a No. 1 hit in the States, Canada and Europe, and the album was certified platinum, which brought the young star a fortune.
Personal life of Camila Cabello
At various times, Austin Harris and Michael Clifford were lovers of the young star, however, as the singer herself stated, the relationship between them is very chaste and friendly and did not grow into something more.
In early 2018, Camila began dating British psychologist Matthew Hussey, a relationship coach and author of the 2013 bestselling book on how an ordinary girl can get the guy of her dreams. Matthew is almost ten years older than the artist, but this does not bother Camila, who said that she has always been attracted to mature and established men.
Camila Cabello and Matthew Hussey
The couple met on the set of the Today show, and Camila and Matthew posted romantic photos on their social media pages and often attended public events together.
Camila dated Shawn Mendes for two years. They had known each other for a long time, called themselves best friends, but they denied rumors of a romance until they admitted in 2019 that they were really in love with each other. Alas, the beautiful love story ended in November 2023.
Camila Cabello and Shawn Mendes dated for two years
Camila admits that she considers Madonna her inspiration, and the Prince – an icon of style.
The Cuban’s favorite designer is the rebel Vivienne Westwood, it was her dress that Camila chose for the Grammy ceremony, complementing the look with a diamond handbag worth almost 180 thousand dollars.
Camila Cabello now
In the spring of 2018, Camila went on a solo tour for the first time. In October 2018, the artist announced that she was starting work on a new album, and in November she became an event at the MTV Europe Music Awards, becoming the best performer and winning in three more categories.
In early 2019, the star opened the Grammy Awards with her hit “Havana”, and she became the first Latina invited to open the event, tweeting about it.
Camila was nominated for a Grammy in the Best Pop Solo Performance category, but Lady Gaga won the award.