Release Date: January 12th
Pressure runs high for a young pop star leaving behind a massive girl group, but in Camila Cabello's first year since departing Fifth Harmony she already has a Top Five hit with "Havana." Of course the process had included plenty of trial and error, including an album name change (it had been previously called The Hurting. The Healing. The Loving.) and a few promotional singles that didn't quite capture Cabello's particular spark, like the Quavo-assisted "OMG" and the Christina Aguilera-sampling "Crying in the Club." The album did a full 180-degree shift over the course of Cabello's first year on her own. "At first I thought it was gonna be, like, a sad-song album," she told Rolling Stone. "Then the more I got into the year, it was just better. I felt way happier. I feel that it has a good balance of the emo and the happy."