Born in Cojimar, Cuba as Karla Camila Cabello-Estrabao, she moved to the United States at the age of six. She was formerly known to often have a large bow in her hair.Her mother, Sinuhe Cabello (born: Sinuhe Estrabao), is Cuban and her father, Alejandro Cabello, is Mexican. Her mother, Sinuhe, said that instead of a traditional quinceanera party, she wanted to audition for the X Factor.In 2014, Fifth Harmony began recording songs for their debut album.That year, the first two singles from the album, BO$$ and Sledgehammer, were released.She was in a relationship with singer Austin Mahone in 2014. She first auditioned for the producers part of the audition and got the call back saying that she will audition for the judges as an alternative, meaning that if after the show if they were to have time then she would be able to audition, After the show Camila was ready to sing for the judges, but then the producers told her that there was not any time left, and she started to cry. T.." She stated though that when she isn't singing, all she does is sing karaoke and watch One Direction videos.
She is a former member of Fifth Harmony with Ally, Normani, Dinah & Lauren, who originally auditioned for the X Factor out of Greensboro, North Carolina.Her first single outside the group was in 2015 with Canadian singer, Shawn Mendes' "I Know What You Did Last Summer" from his album Handwritten. Camila is a Light-Lyric Soprano with 3 octaves, 3 notes and 1 semitone. The Loving., "Crying in the Club" was released on May 19 2017.She also collaborated with rapper Machine Gun Kelly on a song called "Bad Things" in late 2016. In 2017, Cabello prepared for the release of her debut solo album whilst also scoring features with artists such as Cashmere Cat, Pitbull and J Balvin. She also announced a song from the album titled "I Have Questions", which was released to coincide with her BBMA performance of the song on May 21 2017.Similiar to their last two projects, Camila had a greater time spent on solos than the other girls throughout the majority of the songs.On December 18 2016, Fifth Harmony released a statement which said that they had been informed via her representatives that Cabello had decided to leave the group, and the four remaining girls (Dinah, Normani, Lauren and Ally) would continue as a four-piece.