Despite reaching the official U.S. drinking age, Camila Cabello could not be found downing shots of liquor and partying into the wee hours at the hottest club in the city. Instead, the singer celebrated her 21st year the Latino way: alongside her familia.
For her birthday on March 3, the new 21-year-old shared a video of herself holding a batch of colorful balloons and wearing a crown — while in her pajamas, hanging out the kitchen. In good spirits, she listens to Mom and Dad belt out the “Happy Birthday” song in front of a two-tiered white cake. “That’s my parents singing and being extra,” she said jokingly.
She also gave a shout out to her fans on social media for remembering her special day: “Thank you so much for your birthday wishes, i love you guys so much.”
Cabello’s 20th year will be hard to beat. She started her solo career, scoring a No. 1 single on Billboard’s Hot 100 with her mega-hit “Havana.” Her debut album, Camila, hit the top spot on the Billboard 200 chart, marking the first time since 2015 that a female artist’s initial full-length album landed at No. 1 (Meghan Trainor’s Title).
But the rising star has a lot to look forward to during her 21st year. She is gearing up for her Never Be the Same Tour, which includes over 20 concerts in North America and Europe. The former Fifth Harmony star will also hit the road with friend Taylor Swift for the Reputation Stadium Tour.
Last year for her 20th birthday, the pop star celebrated in the studio with Pharrell Williams and others. Cabello was in denial about leaving her teen years behind, writing back to a fan: “I’m not ready to leave teenagehood so I’ve decided I’m turning 19 again.”