About a year and a half after Fifth Harmony went down to four, Fifth Harmony has now made an announcement:
It is going down to zero.
The all-girl pop group, which bid farewell to Camila Cabello back in December of 2016, confirmed on Twitter this morning that everyone else is now following in their former friend’s footsteps.
That is, they are branching off on their own.
The group is no more.
“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,” wrote Dinah Jane, Normani Kordei, Ally Brooke and Lauren Jauregui.
They added as an opening to this unexpected and unfortunate statement:
“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!”
Indeed, Fifth Harmony signed a record deal after finishing third on The X Factor in 2012.
Since then, the quintet released three studio albums, all of which charted within the top 10 of the Billboard 200 in the United States.
After Cabello bowed out, the remaining foursome released a new group photo and vowed to continue making great music together.
And they did keep that vow for awhile, performing at a number of events in 2017.
Alas, however, their run has come to an end.
“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 a hiatus from Fifth Harmony in order to pursue solo endeavors,” Tweeted the group, adding:
“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.
“In doing this we are allowing ourselves to gain new experiences, strengths and perspectives that we can bring back to our Fifth Harmony family.”
In conclusion, the remaining singers made a point to thank their long-time fans and supporters.
“To our Harmonizers, thank you for everything we have been able to build as Fifty Harmony. With your love and encouragement we will continue to build on ourselves, support ne another in everything we do, and keep making you proud, each other proud and ourselves proud.
“We do have some upcoming shows through the end of the year which will still happen as planned, and we can’t wait!
“All our love, from the bottom of our hearts, Dinah Jane, Lauren, Normani and Ally xoxoxo.”
This decision, of course, is reminiscent of when One Direction broke up in early 2016.
Fans were devastated at the time, but all of those hunks have remained in the news and generally found success as solo singers.
Can Fifth Harmony members accomplish the same goals?
That’s the hope.
In February, Normani released her single “Love Lies” with Khalid.
She also appeared on the most recent season of Dancing With the Stars and made it to the finale, helping her public profile immensely.
Moreover, Dinah Jane released “Boom Boom” with RedOne, Daddy Yankee and French Montana in October of 2017.
We have a feeling we’ll continue to hear from these women down the line.
It just won’t ever be the same as it once was. Sad face.