December 22, 2016


Expect a Camila Cabello Solo Album in 2017

Gabriel Olsen/Getty Images For 102.7 KIIS FM's Wango Tango
Gabriel Olsen/Getty Images For 102.7 KIIS FM's Wango Tango

At this point, we should assume that all members of all pop acts will make solo albums sooner rather than later. But this week the world's looking toward newly independent Fifth Harmony member Camila Cabello (when it's not looking to Niall Horan for his folk-pop record), and the reports of solo album activity are pointing specifically to 2017.

Entertainment Weekly has a new source verifying that an album is in progress, with plans for a release next year. (They add that each 5H member is signed individually to Epic Records.) Yesterday, Billboard ran an investigation into Cabello and Fifth Harmony's dissonance, saying Epic "has been planning a Cabello solo album for the better part of a year," getting her in the studio with proven songwriters and producers, including Diplo and Benny Blanco.

Billboard, like EW, hears 2017 is going to see Cabello's solo career truly launch, although they've got more specific timeframes. "Cabello's first solo single could be out as soon as March or April," the mag writes, "with an album to follow in the summer."

For more, read Fuse's report on whether Fifth Harmony can survive without Camila Cabello. And wash the pain away with this classic clip of Fifth Harmony interviewing Little Mix for Fuse: