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ST PAUL, MN - DECEMBER 04: Camila Cabello attends 101.3 KDWB's Jingle Ball 2017 Presented by Capital One at Xcel Energy Center on December 4, 2017 in St. Paul/Minneapolis, MN (Photo by Adam Bettcher/Getty Images for iHeartMedia )

Camila Cabello is blessing her Camilizers with a belated holiday gift: her debut solo album! After leaving Fifth Harmony in December 2016, Cabello soundtracked your 2017 with hits like “Havana” and “Crying in the Club,” so it’s about damn time she dropped a full LP. Camilarenamed from The Hurting. The Healing. The Loving., is due out January 12.

“My debut album is finally finished,” Cabello wrote in a message to fans Tuesday (December 5), sharing the sultry cover art. “Now I’m trying to steady my heartbeat!!!!!!! Thank you for being so patient with me this year, I can’t wait for you to hear what has been the soundtrack to the past year of my life… all of these songs have special memories behind them, and I’m not gonna lie, it feels emotional letting them go, feels like the end of a chapter.”

to my Camilizers…. my debut album is finally finished. now i’m trying to steady my heartbeat!!!!!!! thank you for being so patient with me this year, i can’t wait for you to hear what has been the soundtrack to the past year of my life… all of these songs have special memories behind them, and i’m not gonna lie, it feels emotional letting them go, feels like the end of a chapter… i decided to call it by my name, because this is where this chapter in my life ended. it started with somebody else’s story, it ended with me finding my way back to myself. my album is gonna be available for pre order this Thursday, and i’m putting out two instant grat tracks with it…. one is called never be the same, and one is called real friends. it’s in your hands January 12 love you guys so much, Camila

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If you simply can’t wait until 2018 for more Camila, there’s good news. Two brand-spankin’-new songs — “Never Be The Same” and “Real Friends” — come with every album preorder, so to quote Twitter, buypreorder Camila on iTunes starting Thursday! Fingers crossed, Niall Horan’s rapping skills appear at some point.

“I decided to call it by my name,” Cabello continued, “because this is where this chapter in my life ended. It started with somebody else’s story, it ended with me finding my way back to myself.”

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