Camila Cabello is the artist chosen to star in the opening ceremony of the Champions League final where Real Madrid will seek the fourteenth against Klopp’s Liverpool at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis. The popular Cuban-American actress and singer will perform some of her most famous songs such as ‘Don’t Go Yet’ and her latest hit ‘Bam Bam’ in which she has collaborated with Ed Sheeran.
The singer-songwriter is very excited about this new challenge, despite the fact that she does not consider herself a big fan of sports. “I’m not such a fan of football, like most of the people who go to see it, but I do like it, the one I like to watch the most”, he recently confessed to ‘People’ magazine. “I am very excited. There are going to be cute soccer players, so all victories, ”she adds with a lot of humor. But who is Camila Cabello?
His mother is Cuban and his father is Mexican. Karla Camila Cabello Estrabao, that is her real name, was born in Cojímar, a town a few kilometers from Havana, in 1997. She began her musical career as part of the female group ‘Fifth Harmony’ until in 2015 she launched herself as soloist with a duet by the hand of his ex-partner, Shawn Mendes, entitled ‘I Know What You Did Last Summer’. A year later, Camila released her second single ‘Bad Things’ with American rapper Machine Gun Kelly. His breakout as a singer came in 2017 with the song ‘Havana’, which quickly managed to position itself at the top of the ‘Billboard Hot 100’ in the United States, Canada, Australia and the United Kingdom.
Her first album, entitled ‘Camila’, was released in January 2018 to become a real success around the world. A pop album influenced by Latin music that reached number one on the ‘Billboard 200′ in the United States and Canada. In 2019, she repeated the experience with Shawn Mendes with the hit “Señorita”.
Awards and nominations
Throughout her career, Camila has received numerous awards and nominations. As a solo artist: a ‘Billboard Music Award’, a ‘Billboard Women in Music’, seven ‘Teen Choice Awards’ and three ‘iHeartRadio Music Video Awards’. In addition, five ‘MTV Europe Music Awards’, two ‘MTV Video Music Awards’, one ‘ARIA Award’ and two ‘Latin Grammys’, among others. In October of last year, her song ‘Havana’ was certified diamond by the RIAA, making the singer-songwriter the first Hispanic woman to receive this important distinction.
Her debut as an actress
Camila Cabello is a most complete artist. And it is that the Cuban-American has also tried her luck in the world of acting. His film debut in Hollywood dates back to 2021 when he took on the role of the main character in the most modern version of ‘Cinderella’, the famous Disney children’s classic. The film has a great cast including Billy Porter, Idina Menzel, Minnie Driver, Nicholas Galitzine and Pierce Brosnan.
Her relationship with Shawn Mendes
Camila Cabello and Shawn Mendes announced their breakup in November 2021 after two years as a couple. Although at first they chose not to reveal the details of this decision, a few months later, the singer gave an interview on Apple Music 1’s ‘New Music Daily’ program where she spoke about this issue. “My priorities have fluctuated and my focus has been changing throughout my life,” she said.