It’s official: Fifth Harmony will disband at the end of the year. Just months after original member Camila Cabello left the girl group, the now four-member R&B group Fifth Harmony released a press release announcing their intentions to put the band on hiatus.
The singers cited the need for authenticity as a driving factor in their decision to disband. Their press release declares:
“After six years going hard, non-stop, we also realized that in order to stay authentic to ourselves, you, we do need to take some time for now to go on a hiatus from Fifth Harmony in order to pursue solo endeavors.”
The five young women met while competing in the television show X-Factor in 2006. Their group finished in third place, and they went on to achieve enormous success. All three of their album releases charted in the Billboard Top Ten, and they’ve sold over seven million digital singles?
This won’t be the last you hear about Ally Brooke, Dinah Jane, Lauren Jauregui and Normani, however. Like Camila Cabello, the singers have already signed record deals of their own, which means you can look forward to many more hits like “Work From Home” in the future.
The end hasn’t arrived yet, however. Although the girls will part ways by the end of the year, they plan on fulfilling any remaining tour dates they have scheduled. That means there’s still time to catch the group performing live if you want.
While the singers haven’t offered any timetable on when Fifth Harmony might get back together, their use of the term ‘hiatus’ suggests that this split is not a permanent one. In the meantime, you can look forward to a number of exciting solo albums to be released in the next couple years.