Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello individually are two of the world’s hottest artists. Put them together and their power is basically unmatched. The two singers have been best friends for years now and show signs of growing together – both musically and personally – for years to come.
The pair had initially met in 2014 during Austin Mahone’s ‘Live on Tour’ concerts. Both Shawn and Camila, who was a part of Fifth Harmony at the time, were the opening acts for the tour. While they hadn’t become friends right away, the shared experience allowed them to reconnect later on.
On June 18, 2019, Shawn and Camila used their social media accounts to post teasers that feature each other.
On June 21, 2019, the song of the summer, Señorita, was shared with the world! The music video features Shawn and Camila as strangers who are head over heels for each other.
While fans watch the video on repeat, freak out, and cry, we’ve decided to recap why the Shawn x Camila friendship is superior!
They have released a song together
Surprisingly, the duet between the two wasn’t planned but instead happened spontaneously. Shawn and Camila met again after the Austin Mahone tour at Taylor Swift’s the 1989 World Tour where Mendes was the opening act and Cabello was a special guest along with Fifth Harmony.
Speaking to Rolling Stone, Camila said:
“That was the first time we had ever really spent more than a few minutes talking to each other.” Shawn then added, “We were just backstage hanging out, I pulled out my guitar and we were just messing around, not really thinking about writing a song.”
In December, Shawn posted on his IG a photo of him and Camila sitting with a guitar. This was followed by Camila commenting: ‘IKWYDLS part 2?????’ to which Shawn responded: “IKWYDLS PART 2!!!!!!”
They support and hype each other online….
As the two are kept busy with their chaotic schedules, they don’t always get time to see each other in person. This doesn’t stop them from showing their support for one another’s projects and their existences in general through their social media accounts.
The result of their interactions have left us smiling ear to ear with how pure their friendship is.
When Shawn and Camila’s schedules overlap or leave them with free time, they make sure to make time for one another! They’ve been spotted hanging out around LA and Toronto multiple times, and are notorious for sitting beside each other during award shows.
The pair was recently spotting hanging out in LA for lunch on May 27, 2019.
As the two have another mutual best friend in Taylor Swift, the two were spotted at her Toronto concert together.
When the two were nominated for same GRAMMY Award, Best Pop Vocal Album, Camila said “If he wins, it’s like I win”.
The impact their friendship has on Camila Mendes…
The friendship that Shawn and Camila have is so powerful, that is has impacted the social media presence of actual actress, Camila Mendes.
Camila Mendes who plays Veronica Lodge on the CW-hit show Riverdale spoke to James Cordon about the confusion her name as caused.
“My name is Camila Mendes. And, there’s a singer called Camila Cabello and a singer named Shawn Mendes. And people seem to think that my Twitter is a fan account for that relationship.”
The actress has since come to terms with the mix up, tweeting out:
What do you think the teasers mean? Let us know! – @umusic