We asked you to go hard for your favorite Pop artist in the 2022 Audacy Artist Showdown and now the votes are in! Just days after the release of her brand new album, Familia, Camila Cabello has snagged the crown for this year’s showdown, beating out Ed Sheeran in the final round.
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You voted between artists like Olivia Rodrigo, Taylor Swift, Megan The Stallion, Justin Bieber, Adele, Monsta X, and more, but when it came down to it Cabello was your girl… and for god reason!
The “psychofreak” singer has been on ten since dropping Familia.
On Saturday (April 9) the singer performed tracks from her new release on Saturday Night Live. Cabello stunned in an oversized Dries van Noten blazer and denim hot pants as she performed “Bam Bam,” and to close out her evening on SNL, she and WILLOW took the stage to perform in daring patent leather looks.
During a recent Audacy Check In, Cabello spoke about working with the “transparent soul” singer, sharing, “I’m so grateful that she said yes to being on this song and working on it with me because I just can’t think of anybody better to collaborate specifically on this song with and also just in general.”
She continued, “I feel like working with her has inspired me to collaborate more.” Camila shared that when she got to watch WILLOW record her part of the song she enjoyed just being able “to be a music fan” in the moment.
While “psychofreak” may sound like a “cool vibey song” as Cabello puts it, she wants listeners to understand that the track paints a portrait of her mental health during that time. The song underscores her anxiety. She shared, “I hope people can feel the pain behind some of those words.”
Camila concluded, “this album was me realizing, nobody does anything on their own. Like we f***ing depend on… so many things that are outside of ourselves.”
Congratulations Pop fanatics and Camilla stans alike, you’ve just crowned a total Pop Queen! In celebration we're dedicating our Audacy twitter account to Camila coverage only with exclusive content, classic clips, and more. Follow now and stay tuned for more updates from @Audacy on Twitter for when it all goes down.
Until then, look back on all of this year's nominees with our Audacy Artist Showdown station, playing hits from all of the 2022 competitors.