Haila started her musical schooling at age nine in Santiago de Cuba, where she studied dance. From the beginning on, it was clear she had a great voice. In September 1994 she joined the group Bamboleo as a vocalist. With them they recorded two CDs and performed in different countries. Together with the musician and composer Leonel Limonta, Haila started in 1998 Azúcar Negra.
In the year 2001 Haila started her solo career. The CD "La Rumba Soy Yo" received a Latin Grammy Award. Haila was honored to sing for Beyonce and Jay-Z at a private event for the couple during their trip to Havana, Cuba.