Since her shocking partition from the girl group Fifth Harmony, the pop culture community has been eagerly anticipating a debut album from the breakout star, Camila Cabello. On Friday January 12th, she triumphantly delivered. Camila Cabello released a 10-track album that is self-titled, and already dominating the charts. “Camila” quickly rose to #1 in over 90 countries and counting, officially making the songstress a force to be reckoned with.
The 20 year old singer first made her public debut on the popular reality tv show, X-Factor, when Simon Cowell chose her and four other girls to be singers in the girl group, “Fifth Harmony.” Since her split from the group in 2016, the controversial singer has been making grand strides in the right direction. With an album that currently sits at the #2 spot on Billboard and iTunes, and with over 42 million loyal listeners on Spotify, the new solo artist is quickly carving her spot into the limelight. Her critically acclaimed album manifests compassion and confidence. Emotional ballots such as “Consequences” and “Something’s Gotta Give,” and danceable hits like “Never Be the Same” and “Havana,” which currently holds its #2 spot on iTunes despite being released on August third of last year, take listeners along on an emotional journey with rich high notes and a quality song selection. Camila also implemented aspects of her Latin roots into her debut album. From the floral album cover to tracks like “Havana” and “All These Years,” Camila displays her extensive love for her Cuban-American culture proudly. Judging by her early onset success and evident talent though, it is safe to say that Camila has the ingredients to become one of the next pop legends, accompanying those like Beyoncé and Madonna.