Camila Cabello was born on March 3, 1997 to Mexican father and Cuban mother. For most of her early life, her family moved back and forth between Havana and Mexico City, before she moved to Miami, Florida with her mother at the age of six.
Growing up in a Spanish-speaking environment, young Camila fostered her love of music by listening to Celia Cruz and Alejandro Fernandez. Her career in music began when she auditioned for "The X Factor (US)" in 2012. Even though she was eliminated, the judges brought her back along with Ally Brooke, Normani Kordei, Lauren Jauregui and Dinah Jane to form a girl group which later was called Fifth Harmony. They signed a joint deal with Syco Music and Epic Records after becoming the third winner on the show.
In July 2013, the group released their debut song entitled "Better Together". Later in the same year, Camila and her group showed that singing was not the only thing that they could do. The group took part in Social Media Initiative, which was sponsored by executive producers of Teen Choice Awards. They promoted social media awareness and protected against the danger of technology misuse.
Camila's personal life was put on the spotlight after Fifth Harmony shot to fame. Camila dated Austin Mahone in 2014 after Fifth Harmony made a guest appearance at Austin's tour. After breaking up with Austin, Camila was rumored to be dating Michael Clifford and Harry Styles.
In February 2015, Camila and her group finally released their debut album "Reflection". Camila had the most time on solos and was the only group member to have a full-fledged solo in all songs from the album.
Camila then started her solo project away from the group by releasing a duet with Shawn Mendes entitled "I Know What You Did Last Summer" in November 2015. The song was so popular that it was certified Platinum in February 2016. Following the success of her first solo project, Camila later collaborated with Machine Gun Kelly and released another hit song "Bad Things". The song was certified multi-platinum.
Having a greater time doing solo projects, Camila decided to depart from Fifth Harmony in December 2016 after the group released their second album "7/27". Shortly after that, Camila unveiled a collaboration with Cashmere Cat entitled "Love Incredible".
In September 2017, Camila debuted her first solo album "The Hurting. The Healing. The Loving." Prior to this, she released the lead track off the album entitled "Crying in the Club" in May and a collaboration with Pitbull and J Balvin called "Hey Ma" in January. In October, Camila unveiled a music video for track "Havana" off her album.