On Monday morning, Fifth Harmony announced that they will be taking a hiatus to pursue solo endeavors.
Members Ally Brooke, Dinah Jane Hansen, Normani Kordei and Lauren Jauregui broke the news on Twitter.
“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!,” the group began their post. “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.”
— Fifth Harmony (@FifthHarmony) March 19, 2018
The news may not come as a shock given their recent solo activities such as Kordei’s collaboration with Khalid in “Love Lies” single last month, and Brooke signing a solo contract with Maverick/ReignDeer Entertainment last week. She will be managed by Larry Rudolph who also handles Fifth Harmony and Britney Spears. In January, Jauregui has signed as a solo artist with Columbia records. As for Jane, she released “Boom Boom” with RedOne, Daddy Yankee and French Montana in October. Only Kordei is not managed by Rudolph, she is handled by Brandon Silverstein, Variety reports.
Fifth Harmony was formed during X Factor Season 2 in 2012. They finished third place and embarked on a music career, releasing three albums: Reflection in 2015, 7/27 in 2016 and 2017’s self-titled. They reached a top 10 hit in 2016 with Work From Home single. Former member Camila Cabello left the group at the end of 2016.