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Camila Cabello: Havana Good Time As A Solo Artist

Havana ooh na-na.

Camila Cabello may not be a household name just yet, but with her new and catchy music, including “Crying in the Club” and “Havana”, she is on a steady rise to the top.

These smash hits have not been Camila’s first time earning platinum, however. Camila Cabello also achieved great success with her former band mates in Fifth Harmony. Just like the men of One Direction, Camila started out in a group that was put together by the all-music-knowing Simon Cowell on the hit competition show “The X-Factor USA” in 2012.


Camila was a member of Fifth Harmony for four years, generating singles such as “Worth It” and “Work From Home”. While in the group, Camila collaborated with artists such as Shawn Mendes, in “I Know What You Did Last Summer”, and Machine Gun Kelly, in “Bad Things.” On December 18, 2016, Harmonizers were devastated by the announcement that Camila would be leaving the group. Many critics doubted that Camila would ever have a successful solo career. However, Camila proved them wrong in May of 2017 when she released her first single “Crying in the Club” which was then followed by an epic Billboard Music Awards performance.

Camila’s recent success as a solo artist could be due to the incredibly close relationship she has with fans and her activity on social media. Also, having been born in Cuba and raised in Miami, Camila has a different pop sound then what is usually featured on the charts. Her Latin influence gives her an edge in the industry.

Camila is now killing the game; she joined Bruno Mars’ “24K Magic World Tour” as an opening act for several of its dates, became the face of Guess in the fall, won “Best Pop” at the EMA’s, and has over 13 million Instagram followers.

Camila uses her platform for good as she strives to uplift young girls and educate people about Latin culture. In her interview with tmrw Magazine, Camila said “How I speak out about things that are important to me is through my work, through what I do, I had a performance on the Today show where I dedicated it to the dreamers and spoke out about that. Havana, the music video, it’s all about that and shifting, representing Latinos, how we really are as humans.”

It is safe to say that 2017 has been a very transformative year in Camila’s career. She established herself as a solo artist and is making her mark in the music industry with her refreshing positivity and wholesome persona. Just like her singles, there is no doubt that Camila’s album will be a huge success.

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Madeline is a member of the class of 2020 at Fordham University, pursuing a double major in Journalism and Economics. Some of her favorite things include every Real Housewives franchise, Levain Bakery, and wishing she were the fifth member of Fifth Harmony.
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