Fifth Harmony have announced they’re going to be taking a break to focus on their solo careers.
In a message to fans on Twitter, the band said they were going their separate ways “in order to stay authentic to ourselves and to you”.
“After six years going hard, non stop, we…realized that in order to stay authentic to ourselves and to you, we do need to take some time now to go on a hiatus from Fifth Harmony in order to pursue solo endeavors,” a statement posted to the Fifth Harmony Twitter account said.
“We are all very excited and grateful to be able to take this time to learn and grow creatively and really find our footing as individuals.”
The statement seemed to point at the break being temporary, saying it would allow the four members to “gain new experiences, strengths, and perspectives that we can bring back to our Fifth Harmony family.”
They promised to bring their new experiences back to the band.
— Fifth Harmony (@FifthHarmony) March 19, 2018
Fifth Harmony’s members are Ally Brooke, Normani, Dinah Jane, Lauren Jauregui.
A fifth member of the group, Camila Cabello, departed in December 2016 and has gone on to success as a solo artist.
Fifth Harmony has been together since 2012, when they were formed on the U.S. version of reality competition show “The X-Factor.” They have released three studio albums and a number of singles since forming.
Their most popular songs include “Miss Movin’ On,” “Work from Home,” and “Not That Kinda Girl.”
Fifth Harmony fans, called Harmonizers, rallied to get #ThankYouFifthHarmony trending on social media following the announcement of the group’s hiatus.
— lay (@flwsharmony) March 19, 2018
#ThankYouFifthHarmony you guys helped me when my anxiety was peaking. You made my heart stop beating so fast when it was hurting me, you made me laugh when there were tears down my face and for that I'll be grateful. Thank you.
— lo ✨ (@hansendeliver) March 19, 2018
it ain't the end of the book, it's just the end of a chapter. many more exciting chapters to be written and to be read together. #ThankYouFifthHarmony
— ♕siti has (really bad) pcd (@angstydinahsty) March 19, 2018
There’s been speculation the group would go their separate ways ever since Camila Cabello left the band in December 2016.
She has since gone on to have success with her own solo career.
Her single Havana reached number one in Australia, Canada, the UK and the US.