Fifth Harmony Announces Plans For An Indefinite Hiatus To Pursue Solo Careers
Fifth Harmony has announced plans to go on an indefinite hiatus in order to allow the members to pursue solo careers. The “He Like That” girl group took to social media today (March 19) to share the news in a heartfelt announcement to their fans. “Reflecting on the past six years since we started on X-Factor, we’ve realized just how far we’ve come and we appreciate everything so much, more now than ever. We’ve really had one hell of a memorable journey together and can’t begin to express our gratitude to y’all for coming along with us on this wild ride,” they wrote.
However, they explained the need to take some time away from the group in order to continue growing creatively and personally. “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 a hiatus from Fifth Harmony in order to pursue solo endeavors.” They expressed their excitement about the opportunity and said that doing so would enable them to gain new experiences and skills to bring back to the group later. They also shared their appreciation to their fans who have followed them for years.
“To our Harmonizers, thank you for everything we have been able to build as Fifth Harmony. With your love and encouragement we will continue to build on ourselves, support one another in everything we do, and keep making you proud, each other proud and ourselves proud.” The “Work From Home” sirens will see their way through any scheduled performances through the end of the year, but afterwards it is unclear when they will reunite again.
The announcement is not terribly surprising considering each of the girls have been making moves to kickstart their solo careers in the last few months. Ally Brooke recently signed a solo management deal with Larry Rudolph, while Normani featured on the Love, Simon soundtrack alongside Khalid. Meanwhile Lauren Jauregui and Dinah Jane have been slowly stretching their wings with a handful of appearances on tracks. Lauren in particular has established herself as a bit of a club queen after teaming up with Steve Aoki on “All Night.”
Almost immediately after sharing the news, fans flooded social media with support for the budding solo stars and got #ThankYouFifthHarmony trending on Twitter. It seems as though the group will have plenty of support in whatever they do moving forward. With any luck, they will be able to recreate the impressive success former member Camila Cabello has discovered since leaving the group in 2016. Check out their official announcement below!
— Fifth Harmony (@FifthHarmony) March 19, 2018