Fifth Harmony have been the most commercially successful act to have emerged from X Factor USA. The girl group, put together from rejected solo singers, ended up coming third in the show’s second series back in 2012. They went on to release several big singles, including ‘Worth It’ and ‘Work From Home’, along with several albums. However, in December 2016, Camila Cabello announced she was leaving the group and embarked on a solo career which, so far, has proven to be very successful indeed. But what about Fifth Harmony and their hiatus?
The girls announced their split in March 2018 and have since said they’re going to honour all commitments. They already have some shows booked for dates throughout the year and will still perform at these shows as a four-piece. Obviously no new shows will be booked, so fans that don’t have tickets to shows already booked for this year may be disappointed.
The group released their third album, the eponymous Fifth Harmony, in 2017. The focus is very much on the shows the girls have booked and since they are going on hiatus, no new music is being recorded, so fans will have to make do with listening to Fifth Harmony and the group’s previous two albums for a while.
Let’s face it, whenever a big, successful group splits, most if not all of them end up ‘going solo’ and releasing their own music. There’s already talk of several of the girls releasing solo albums and it’s really only a matter of time before one of them lands a record deal and releases her own album – no doubt within a few years we’ll have seen albums from all four remaining members. Due to the group’s high amount of success, it’s likely one or some members will do other things besides music, such as a reality TV show or hosting or something like that. They’ve said one of the reasons behind the split was because they wanted to grow as individuals, so it seems they’re all keen to launch successful solo careers.
Whenever a group split up, there’s always talk about when they’re going to get back together. In most cases, a reunion is inevitable. There’s a very good chance we’ll see the girls reunite at some point or other to release new music – whether Camila will join them remains to be seen. Or the girls might have such successful solo careers that they don’t have time to reunite. While there will always be demand for a Fifth Harmony fruition, it’s still early days since the split (they haven’t even technically split yet), so if there’s going to be a reunion, there could be quite a wait indeed.