Camila Cabello went from a member of Fifth Harmony to a solo artist almost overnight. Now, the singer is making a name for herself with her debut album and making history in the process.
“The day before I released my album, the night before I was in the shower and I just had this breakdown,” she tells Cheryl Hickey, revealing her nerves got to her.
The singer says she thought to herself, “‘I can’t. I can’t release this album,’” continuing, “’We have to stop. Push the red button. We can’t. There’s… just another thing I can do. There’s another song. I just know.’ That was just nerves.”
It turns out the 20-year-old singer had nothing to worry about.
Cabello made history with self-titled solo album, becoming the first woman in three years to have her debut album bow at number one on the Billboard 200 music chart.
The “Havana” singer says she plans on celebrating being on top of the charts with her family.
“I’m fully aware of how hard it is to have a number one in your career,” she says. “And it’s been so close. A couple of times. But you just can’t be like ,’happy number two!’… once you get to number two you just really want the number one.”
The decision to go with her name as the album title also took some thought. When she released the single “Crying In The Club” last year, the album was called “The Hurting. The Healing. The Loving.” The singer tells ET Canada the change was necessary to reflect where she is now in life.
“There were just things that I was heartbroken about in the beginning that four months or five months after I had totally moved on from it,” she says, explaining the decision to change the title. “I just felt like my music need [sic] to move on with me or otherwise it was like, I couldn’t imagine just basing everything and having such an important big moment in my life and giving that power to something that hurt me… that’s not fair to me.”
Adding, “I feel like me naming it just my name. Just gave me back that ownership of this moment and just the power back in my life.”