Camila Cabello Embraces Latin Roots in Champions League Final Opening Performance

Camila Cabello has embraced her Latin roots at the Champions League final…

The 25-year-old Mexican & Cuban singer gave futbol fans something to remember at the opening of the 2022 UEFA Champions League final on Saturday, May 28.

Camila CabelloPrior to the face-off between Liverpool and Real Madrid, Cabello delivered a colorful spectacle for thousands of fans at Stade de France in Paris.

The carnival-themed celebration, which Cabello paid homage to Cabello’s Latin heritage, featured a medley of “Senorita,” “Havana,” “Bam Bam” and “Don’t Go Yet.”

In a recent interview with Billboard, Cabello discussed weaving elements of her Latin culture into her new music and into every aspect of her life.

“My music, I always feel celebrates my heritage and my Cuban-Mexican heritage, so there’s going to be songs from Familia on there,” the singer said of the performance.

The performance was a natural fit for Cabello, who grew up watching the World Cup with her family every four years. “Out of every sport, it’s the only one I really understand and the one that gets me the most hyped,” she said. “I’ve always wanted to see a soccer game in person.”

Cabello has always been openly proud of her Latin culture, and on her recent studio album, Familia, that connection is deeply celebrated through vibrant instrumentals and a number of Spanish-language songs including “Celia,” “Hasta Los Dientes” featuring Maria Becerra and verses in “Lola” featuring Yotuel.

The UEFA Champions League final opening ceremony, presented by Pepsi, aired in more 200 countries and territories worldwide.

Camila Cabello Releases Out of This World Music Video for “Hasta Los Dientes,” Featuring Maria Becerra

Camila Cabello is heading out of this world…

The 25-year-old Cuban and Mexican singer/songwriter has released the intergalactic-themed music video for “Hasta Los Dientes,” her collaboration with Maria Becerra.

Camila Cabello, Maria Becerra, Hasta Los DientesContinuing the vibrant visual themes of her latest album, Familia, the video finds Cabello and Becerra in colorful outfits and wigs, filming a performance of the song on set aboard a spaceship.

The duo trade verses, delving into groovy choreography with their space disco-dressed dancers.

“Cuando tú me besas la depre me da / Saber que has besado así a otra más / No te quiero compartir, te quiero solo pa mí / Me entiendes?,” they sing in the chorus, mourning a lover’s romantic past and wanting them all to themselves.

The video ends with a live audience and a television crew applauding the musical duo, Cabello and Becerra take a bow and walk hand-in-hand off the set.

In a recent interview with Billboard, Cabello discussed weaving elements of her Latin culture into her new music and into every aspect of her life.

“I love where I come from,” she said. “I love my culture. It brings me so much joy. I think it’s so incredible. I love Latin music, I love Latin culture. I think we’re just amazing as a community. Our music, our food, our people…so many things. I’m so proud, and that pride and love for it naturally spills into everything. Especially as I get older, I’m always trying to get closer to that for my own soul.”

Camila Cabello to Be Honored During Variety’s “2022 Power of Women” Event

Camila Cabello has the power

The 25-year-old Cuban & Mexican singer and former Fifth Harmony member, who released her third solo studio album Familia earlier this month, will be among the honorees at Variety’s 2022 Power of Women: New York event.

Camila CabelloCabello is among a list of honorees that includes Drew BarrymoreKim Cattrall, Queen Latifah, Amanda Seyfried and Venus Williams.

Cabello, a three-time Grammy-nominated, multi-platinum, and chart-topping singer/songwriter, is being honored for her work with the The Healing Justice Project.

In January 2021, Cabello and Movement Voter Fund launched the initiative to provide direct funding to provide culturally relevant mental health and wellness resources to youth activists and grassroots organizations working at the intersection of racial and economic justice, electoral organizing, and other movements that propel this country forward.

The in-person event will take place at The Glasshouse on May 5. Presented in partnership with Lifetime, the event gathers an intimate group of philanthropic women who have been selected as Variety’s honorees, as well as the most powerful women working in media and entertainment.

Each of the six honorees will be featured on the cover of Variety’s Power of Women issue, available May 4.

The issue will include the annual Women’s Impact Report, which highlights the top 50 women working in media and entertainment who made an impact this year on the industry.

Camila Cabello Reveals Track List for Upcoming Third Solo Album “Familia”

Camila Cabello is opening up about her familia

The 25-year-old Cuban-Mexican singer has revealed the official track list for her highly anticipated third studio album Familia.

Camila Cabello

In addition to her Ed Sheeran collab “Bam Bam,” the album – to be releases on April 8 — will also feature appearance by Willow (“Psychofreak”), Maria Becerra (“Hasta Los Dientes”) and Yotuel (“Lola”).

Cabello previewed two more songs from the 12-track album earlier in the week via a 43-second video for a song with the lyrics “Hate it when you shut me out/ Acting like it’s your $h*t to figure out.” The moody track preview was followed by another video on Tuesday of a seemingly acoustic guitar-driven ballad, which repeatedly features the lyrics “Everyone at this party isn’t you.”

The snippets came ahead of Cabello’s anticipated “Familia: Welcome to the Family” concert, which will take place live on her TikTok at 7:00 pm ET on Thursday, April 7.

The streaming event will preview more songs from the album; the program has been described in a release as an “immersive and inventive music experience.”

Familia means community, I guess the opposite of you on your own,” said Cabello in a previous interview with Billboard. “It’s more you with other people land sharing in that joy and success, whatever that means. Interdependence realizing how important everybody is in your life. A lot of it is inspired by my relationships: My relationships to my family, my relationship to my friends, my relationship to my partner … it’s all about connections with other people, hence, Familia.”

Following this week’s TikTok concert and the release of her new album Cabello will appear on Saturday Night Live as the musical guest for the April 9 episode, which actor Jake Gyllenhaal will be hosting.

Camila Cabello to Appear as Musical Guest in April Episode of “Saturday Night Live”

Camila Cabello is returning to Saturday Night Live

The 25-year-old Cuban-Mexican singer and former Fifth Harmony member will serve as the musical guest on the April 9 episode of the long-running, late-night NBC sketch comedy show.

Camila CabelloCabello will perform the day after her new album Familia is released.

It will be the “Bam Bam” singer’s second time as a musical guest on SNL.

She made her debut on the October 12, 2019 episode, performing the tracks “Cry for Me” and “Easy.”

Cabello will appear alongside the evening’s host Jake Gyllenhaal.

Camila Cabello to Release Third Solo Album “Familia” on April 8

Camila Cabello is celebrating her birthday with a special announcement…

Om Thursday, March 3, the Cuban & Mexican singer and former Fifth Harmony member celebrated her 25th birthday by announcing that her third studio album, Familia, will be released next month on April 8.

Camila Cabello

“2 facts: it’s my birthday and this album is my whole f–king heart,” Cabello wrote on Twitter and Instagram, with a photo of the album’s cover art attached — an intimate snap of her in a sequined black dress with a multicolored ruffled skirt, holding a smiling young girl in her arms. “FAMILIA. Out April 8.” 

In addition to the cover art, the singer shared a link for fans and followers to pre-save the album on Spotify and Apple Music.

The news of Familia‘s release date comes after the three-time Grammy nominee started teasing the release of her forthcoming single, “Bam Bam” featuring Ed Sheeran, via TikTok and Instagram.

The single is preceded by “La Buena Vida,” “Don’t Go Yet” and “Oh Na Na” with Myke Towers and Tainy, though it is unclear if the collaboration is part of the album.

Speaking with Billboard News in November about the forthcoming album release, Cabello said Familia “means community, I guess the opposite of you on your own.” She continued, “It’s more you with other people land sharing in that joy and success, whatever that means. Interdependence realizing how important everybody is in your life. A lot of it is inspired by my relationships: My relationships to my family, my relationship to my friends, my relationship to my partner … it’s all about connections with other people, hence, Familia.”

Camila Cabello Hints at New Bilingual Track on Social Media

Is Camila Cabello preparing to release new music?

The 24-year-old Cuban/Mexican singer has fans on alert after she posted a cryptic message on social media.

Camila CabelloIn the short teaser, Cabello recorded herself in a car lip-synching to what appears to be a new bilingual song’s lyrics, “Asi es la vida si, and that’s just life, baby.”

Cabello didn’t add any details or caption to her post, but if released, it would follow “Don’t Go Yet” and “Oh Na Na,” the lead singles released ahead of her upcoming third solo studio album titled Familia.

Additionally, the chart-topping artist — who hasn’t announced release date for her new album — teased the set posting on Instagram stories about her album’s thank yous.

“This album to me means community, I guess the opposite of you on your own,” she previously told Billboard about the album. “It’s more you with other people land sharing in that joy and success, whatever that means. Interdependence realizing how important everybody is in your life. A lot of it is inspired by my relationships. My relationships to my family, my relationship to my friends, my relationship to my partner…it’s all about connections with other people, hence, Familia.”

While the teaser is a short eight seconds, the tropical-tinged pop track is in tune with Cabello’s Latin influences, which she’s incorporated in her music.

“Growing up, my family listened to a lot of Latin music, so a lot of salsa, Celia Cruz’s ‘La Vida Es Un Carnaval,’ a lot of Latin songs,” Cabello said in an earlier interview with Billboard. “My first memories of dancing were watching High School Musical and The Cheetah Girls and group ensemble moments trying to learn the dance. I remember trying to learn the Soulja Boy and the Dougie, and it’s such a bonding thing for people to be able to dance together. It’s so connecting.”

Camila Cabello’s “Don’t Go Yet” Featured on ‘Just Dance 2022’

Camila Cabello is getting people to just dance

The 24-year-old Cuban Mexican singer and former Fifth Harmony member’s single “Don’t Go Yet” – the lead single from her highly anticipated third solo studio album Familia –  is now featured on Just Dance 2022, the wildly popular interactive dance game.

Camila Cabello

“I knew obviously when my collaborators and I wrote the song that it was such a party, good-time song but I didn’t realize until I played the game that I was like, ‘Oh, it’s so perfect for dancing with your friends,’ and made me want to play Just Dance,” she said.

Speaking about her inspirations for “Don’t Go Yet,” Cabello shared that she listened to a lot of Latin music in her youth and got some of her earliest dance lessons from watching television.

“Growing up, my family listened to a lot of Latin music, so a lot of salsa, Celia Cruz‘s ‘La vida es un carnaval,’ a lot of Latin songs,” Cabello explained. “My first memories of dancing were watching High School Musical and The Cheetah Girls and group ensemble moments trying to learn the dance. I remember trying to learn the Soulja Boy and the Dougie and it’s such a bonding thing for people to be able to dance together. It’s so connecting.”

Though Cabello has yet to provide fans with a release date for Familia, the singer did share what the album means to her: “This album to me means community, I guess the opposite of you on your own. It’s more you with other people land sharing in that joy and success, whatever that means. Interdependence realizing how important everybody is in your life. A lot of it is inspired by my relationships: My relationships to my family, my relationship to my friends, my relationship to my partner…it’s all about connections with other people, hence, Familia.”

Camila Cabello Performs Cumbia-fied Cover of Olivia Rodrigo’s “Good 4 U”

Camila Cabello is offering the world a cumbia-fied Good (4 U) time…

The 24-year-old Cuban and Mexican singer/actress covered Olivia Rodrigo’s Billboard Hot 100 chart-topping single “Good 4 U” during an appearance on BBC‘s Radio 1 Live Lounge, giving the track a major Latin vibe.

Camila Cabello

Just before performing the track, Cabello talked about how much she enjoys Rodrigo’s music, which is why she selected “Good 4 U” as one of the covers for the set.

“[I’m] So excited to perform this. I love that song,” Cabello explained. “I think she’s a really amazing artist and I love so many of the songs that she’s released, so yeah I’m happy to do this song in a new way. We were really inspired by, obviously, Latin music and making it kind of like a cumbia version.”

“I feel like she’s such an incredible vocalist, Cabello continued. “This song was a challenging song to practice. It’s really high and demands a lot of breath, and I was excited to do it because I like her punk rock vibe.”

 

This isn’t the first time that Cabello has gushed over Rodrigo’s talent. In May, the “Havana” singer shared on her Instagram Stories that she was listening to Sour, and wrote a message to Rodrigo.

“This album is truly gorgeous. So honest, so vulnerable! I’m inspired @oliviarodrigo, ” she wrote. “This one [‘Jealousy, Jealousy‘] and ‘Favorite Crime‘ are my favorites.”

In addition to covering “Good 4 U,” Cabello performed her new song, “Don’t Go Yet,” from her upcoming third album, Familia, during her BBC 1 set.

Anuel AA Teams Up with Nicki Minaj on “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” Track “Familia”

Anuel AA has joined voices with The Harajuku Barbie

The 26-year-old Puerto Rican rapper, considered to be one of the first pioneers of the Latin trap movement, has teamed up with Nicki Minaj on “Familia,” a track featured on the new Spider-Man movie soundtrack.

Anuel AA

Anuel announced the collaboration through a video he posted on Instagram of the Spider-Man scene in which the song appears in the animated film, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.

“From sitting in my cell to my music coming out in the new Spider-Man movie. Thanks God,” he wrote.

On Saturday, Anuel AA will wrap his Real Hasta la Muerte US tour in Miami, Florida.