Though 2018 is just a few weeks old, pop music has a new queen. After releasing her debut album two weeks ago, twenty-year-old Camila Cabello just became the first woman to lead Billboard’s Artist 100, Hot 100 song chart and Billboard 200 albums chart since Adele over two years ago. And the world will get to know her a bit more this weekend, as she’s slated to duet with Ke$ha at the Grammy Awards in New York City.
Cabello’s rise has been swift in the last several years, but she had to make some tough choices early on, including dropping out of high school to try and make it as a pop star. Here’s how she did it.