In a not-so-surprising move, pop group Fifth Harmony have announced that they will officially be going on hiatus. On Monday (March 19), the four-piece officially made the announcement on social media, thanking their longtime fans (Harmonizers), reflecting on their time together, and explaining that they will each be concentrating on their solo careers.
“After six years going hard, non stop, we also realized that in order to stay authentic to ourselves and to you, we do need to take some time for now to go on hiatus from Fifth Harmony in order to pursue solo endeavors,” they wrote in a joint statement.
As the letter explains, each of the four members have been working hard on their solo careers. Last month, Normani Kordei released a single with Khalid titled “Love Lies” while Ally Brooke released a song titled “Perfect” with Topic and last week announced she had signed as a solo artist with Larry Rudolph who currently manages Fifth Harmony and Britney Spears.
Lauren Jauregui has been providing guest vocals on several songs including Halsey’s “Strangers” and Steve Aoki’s “All Night” while Dinah Jane Hansen appeared on “Boom Boom” which features Daddy Yankee, French Montana, and RedOne.
While hiatus is a bad word for a fan of anything, Fifth Harmony’s letter leaves a possible reunion very likely.
“We are all very excited and grateful to be able to take this time to learn and grow creatively and really find out footing as individuals. In doing this we are allowing ourselves to gain new experiences, strengths and perspectives that we can bring back to our Fifth Harmony family.”
Currently, the act has only three tour dates on their website; one in Florida, one in Puerto Rico, and one in Iceland.
For some fans of the group, the writing of their inevitable disbandment was already on the wall. Back in December of 2016, founding member Camila Cabello left the band to pursue a solo career. So far, her debut album has been doing well on the charts which has resulted in her securing an opening spot on Taylor Swift’s upcoming tour.
Fifth Harmony formed in 2012 when they appeared on the United States’ version of the hit British television show, The X-Factor. The group released a total of three studio albums, a slew of singles, and have won many awards.