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Karla Camila Cabello Estrabao (born March 3, 1997), known professionally as Camila Cabello, is a Cuban-American singer and songwriter.

Cabello made her musical debut in the second season of The X Factor USA with the Girl Group Fifth Harmony. She departed from the group in December 2016 after hits such as "Worth It" and "Work From Home". Before leaving, she had successful collaborations with rapper Machine Gun Kelly ("Bad Things") and with singer Shawn Mendes ("I Know What You Did Last Summer").

Following her departure, Cabello released a single called "Crying in the Club", but found true solo success in a later single, "Havana" (featuring Young Thug). The single went #1 in the U.K. and in the U.S., while also going platinum in both countries, and its music video won Video of the Year at the MTV Video Music Awards.

She made her film debut as the title character in Cinderella (2021).



  • Camila (12 January 2018)
  • Romance (December 2019)
  • Familia (2022)


  • "I Know What You Did Last Summer" (18 November 2015) with Shawn Mendes
  • "Bad Things" (14 October 2016) with Machine Gun Kelly
  • "Love Incredible" (17 February 2017) with Cashmere Cat
  • "Hey Ma" (10 March 2017) with Pitbull and J Balvin
  • "Know No Better" (1 June 2017) with Major Lazer, Travis Scott, Quavo
  • "Havana" (3 August 2017) with Young Thug
  • "OMG" (3 August 2017) with Quavo
  • "Sangria Wine" (18 May 2018) with Pharrell Williams
  • "Beautiful" (April 2018) with Bazzi
  • "Mi Persona Favorita" (28 March 2019) with Alejandro Sanz
  • "Find U Again" (30 May 2019) with Mark Ronson
  • "Señorita" (21 June 2019) with Shawn Mendes
  • "South of the Border" (12 July 2019) with Ed Sheeran and Cardi B


  • "Crying in the Club" (19 May 2017)
  • "I Have Questions" (22 May 2017)
  • "Havana" (3 August 2017) with Young Thug)
  • "Never Be The Same" (7 December 2017)
  • "Sangria Wine" (18 May 2018) with Pharrell Williams
  • "Consequences" (9 October 2018)
  • "Señorita" (21 June 2019) with Shawn Mendes
  • "Shameless" (September 5 2019)
  • "Liar" (September 5 2019)
  • "Cry For Me" (October 4 2019)
  • "Easy" (October 11 2019)
  • "Living Proof" (November 15 2019)
  • "Don't Go Yet" (2021)



If you only knew the bad tropes I like:

  • Alliterative Name: (Karla) Camila Cabello.
  • All Girls Want Bad Boys: The song "My Oh My" from her album Romance.
  • As Herself: Camila, along with the rest of Fifth Harmony, cameoed on Barbie: Life in the Dreamhouse as a voice actress for her Barbie.
  • A Wild Rapper Appears!: "Havana" features Young Thug, "OMG" features Quavo, "My Oh My" features Da Baby, with the remix also adding Gunna.
  • Badass Boast:
    • Basically the entirety of "OMG".
      You cannot believe it when we come through
      Cause all I, all I, all I do is win
      Yeah, I'm cut like a diamond, I'm cold
    • "Inside Out" also has examples of this.
      You're on the right side
      You're with the best of the best, yeah
      I'm talking all time
      I'm talking worldwide, worldwide
      Don't you waste some other girl's time
      'Cause once you're with my love
      There will never be enough, never be enough
  • Bathtub Scene: In the music video for "Crying in the Club", Camila can be seen in a bathtub in multiple scenes.
  • Bedroom Adultery Scene: In the beginning of the video for "Havana", the heroine of a telenovela finds her boyfriend in bed with her best friend... and her maid. Then her real boyfriend steps out of the closet and explains that the guy in the bed is his twin brother.
  • Break the Cutie: "I Have Questions" has Camila struggling to understand why someone she had trusted betrayed her, she later stated that the song was written during a time when she was "completely broken" The pain is evident in her voice and on her face at the beginning of the "Crying in the Club" music video. "Something's Gotta Give" and "Consequences" can also fall under this trope.
  • Concept Video: "Havana" is a 6-minute video, following 'Karla' in a sort-of short film, complete with characters like Bella, Abuelita, and a love interest.
    • The video for "South of the Border," her collaboration with Ed Sheeran and Cardi B, is "A Frivolous Spy Film" (to quote the video itself) in the style of James Bond, with Camila playing a Femme Fatale assassin called "The Mariposa."
  • Cute Clumsy Girl: Camila definitely qualifies as this and The Klutz for her frequent falling, dropping things, and breaking things. Examples of her falling off of chairs are here, here, here, and... there are too many so here's a compilation.
  • Fan Community Nickname: Camilizers.
  • Fangirl: For One Direction, Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran and others. In this interview where she's asked who she is obsessed with, the girls of Fifth Harmony burst into laughter and she responds "I love a lot of people."
  • In Da Club: The music video for "Crying in the Club" has multiple shots of Camila in the titular club.
  • Intercourse with You: 'Into It', basically.
    I see a king-sized bed in the corner, we should get into it
  • Just Friends: Contrary to what both of their fans think, for years Camila and Shawn Mendes had always insisted they were just this. And then very much subverted this.
  • List Song: "I Have Questions". In the first chorus, Camila lists the questions she has.
    Number one, tell me who you think you are
    Number two, why would you try and play me for a fool?
    Number three, why weren't you, who you swore that you would be?
  • Location Song: "Havana", the lead single off of her first solo album, shares its name with her birthplace in Havana, Cuba. She sings in the song's chorus that her heart is in Havana, showing her love for her hometown.
  • Love Is a Drug: "Never Be The Same" has this as a concept.
    Feeling all the highs
    Just like nicotine, heroin, morphine
    Just one hit of you, I knew I'll never ever, ever be the same
    Off of one touch I could overdose
  • Lyric Video: "I Have Questions" has her sole lyric video to date, which can be watched here.
  • Middle Name Basis: She goes exclusively by her middle name rather than her birth name, Karla.
  • Nice Girl: She's known as a friendly person who is very kind to her fans, and is active in philantropy.
  • Only One Name: Averted, even though she wants to just go by 'Camila', she can't because of a band with the same name.
  • Self-Titled Album: Her 2018 album title changed from "The Hurting, The Healing, The Loving" into "Camila".
  • Precision F-Strike: On 2019's Romance, she dropped the f bomb in the song "This Love".
    So fuck this love, calling my name Get out of my veins If you need your space then just walk away You know how to fuck me up then make it okay
  • Radio Friendliness: "Never Be The Same" had a radio edit version released on the same day. The video has since been removed from her official Vevo but can still be listened to on Spotify. It replaces the names of hard drugs - namely, 'heroin, morphine' - to the more radio-friendly 'rushin' me, touchin' me'.
  • Singer-Songwriter: Camila is listed as a writer in all of the songs in 'Camila'. She also wrote lyrics for 'Bad Things' and 'I Know What You Did Last Summer'.
  • Telenovela: The official video for "Havana" starts with a parody of these; within the span of a minute or two, the protagonist discovers that her lover Juan is cheating on her with both her best friend and the maid, only it's actually Juan's twin brother Rodrigo, which the real Juan reveals when he comes out of a nearby closet to propose to her (or something else).