Rumors have been brewing about Fifth Harmony’s future for the past few months, and their official Twitter account has announced today, March 19, that they will be taking a break, with an indefinite end, to pursue their solo careers.
The group has been together, since they were formed on The X Factor in 2012, with them all initially auditioning as solo acts.
The tweet on behalf of members Lauren Jauregui, Normani, Ally Brooke and Dinah Jane states, “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.”
— Fifth Harmony (@FifthHarmony) March 19, 2018
Though the band’s future has been up in the air, since Camila Cabello left in 2016, fans were still in shock that the group has actually decided to take a hiatus, with the hashtag #ThankYouFifthHarmony trending, since the news broke, with fans expressing their love and gratitude for the group.
Rumors of the group splitting up and taking a break started to first properly circulate when Fifth Harmony did a cover story with Latina Magazine and Camila was asked the question of whether she thought the band will eventually break up. She replied with:
“Honestly, I think we all do. We’d be lying if we all said this is a picture-perfect thing like we all completely agreed on the album track list and what the sound and the music-video treatment would be like, which usually happens in bands who grew up together. But for manufactured bands, it’s harder.”
Some of the group has already had success in solo careers, with the most recent release from a member being Normani’s newest track with Khalid, “Love Lies,” which is featured on the Love, Simon soundtrack. For more, check out: Khalid and Normani Breakthrough International Charts With ‘Love Lies’
The group just got done with their PSA tour, and they still have plans to finish up with a few shows before the end of the year, as the statement reads: “We do have some upcoming shows through the end of the year, which will still happen as planned, and we can’t wait!”
Whatever ends up happening for Fifth Harmony, we all wish the girls the best of luck in all their future endeavors!
Cover Image Courtesy of Fifth Harmony