By: Jomana Aly
Pop girl group Fifth Harmony has decided to go on hiatus as the members, Ally Brooke, Normani Kordei, Dinah Jane and Lauren Jauregui, want to pursue “solo endeavours”.
The band made the announcement on their official Twitter and Instagram page.
The quartet – Ally Brooke, Normani Kordei, Dinah Jane and Lauren Jauregui, whose ages range from 20 to 24 — said they would keep their concert commitments through the end of the year.
The group’s original fifth member, 21-year-old Camila Cabello, had already left and scored a big success with her smash hit “Havana.”
The Miami-based group had come together in 2012 after the singers auditioned on the television show The X Factor.
Posting a statement on social media, which has been vital to the group’s rise, the singers said they had appreciated the time “to grow creatively and really find our footing as individuals.”
“After 6 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,” it said.
The girls expressed how grateful they’ll always be for all that their fans have helped them achieve.
Fifth Harmony fans, called Harmonizers, rallied to get #ThankYouFifthHarmony trending on social media following the announcement of the group’s hiatus.
And if you’re getting major deja vu processing this news, it’s probably because you experienced the same sense of inevitable shock and disappointment when One Direction announced their indefinite hiatus three years ago.
As the years go by, fans lose more and more hope that One Direction will reunite to make new music like they promised. So let’s hope Fifth Harmony’s “indefinite” hiatus is significantly shorter!