First appeared as a member of the girl group Fifth Harmony on the second season of The X Factor in 2012, finishing in the top 3. Fifth Harmony's debut 2013 single "Miss Movin' On" was certified gold. She left the group in 2016.
She'd never performed in front of anyone until her first X Factor audition.
As a solo Artist, she has released singles such as "I Know What You Did Last Summer" and "Bad Things," which both entered the top 20 on the Billboard's Hot 100.
She went back and forth between Havana, where she was born, and Mexico for the first 5 years of her life before moving to the U.S. Her parents are Alejandro and Sinuhe Cabello and she has a younger sister named Sofia. She has been romantically linked to dating coach Matthew Hussey as of early 2018.
She performed alongside Ally Brooke, Lauren Jauregui, Dinah Jane Hansen, and Normani Kordei Hamilton in Fifth Harmony.