In a not-so-sudden turn of events, Fifth Harmony announced that they will be taking time off to pursue solo projects.
The ladies shared via social media Monday that they realized that “in order to stay authentic” to themselves and their fans, they needed a hiatus to pursue their own endeavors. However, this may not be the end of the group, as they shared that with the break, they are “allowing [them]selves to gain new experiences, strengths and perspectives that [they] can bring back to [their] Fifth Harmony family.”
They also stated that their already-planned shows this year will still happen.
Read the full statement below:
Members Ally Brooke, Dinah Jane, Lauren Jauregui and Normani Kordei had been a group for six years after forming on the The X Factor in 2012. The group saw the departure of fifth member Camila Cabello in December 2016. Cabello has since gone on to break records with her debut solo record Camila.
Though the ladies continued on as a four-piece and put out a third studio album, members had begun to pursue other projects.nor
Jauregui featured on Halsey‘s track “Strangers” on her 2017 album Hopeless Fountain Kingdom. She also collaborated with artists like Marian Hill and Steve Aoki.
Kordei recently released a single with Khalid called “Love Lies” that was featured on the Love, Simon soundtrack.
Brooke has released two singles; “Look at Us Now” with Lost Kings in 2017 and “Perfect” with German DJ Topic.
Dinah Jane, meanwhile, featured on RedOne‘s 2017 track “Boom Boom”.
While the news of the hiatus had been a long time coming for most fans, the news still rocked the internet. What do you think of the 5H hiatus? Let us know in the comments!