On March 19, Fifth Harmony revealed that they would be taking a hiatus from their work together as a girl group. The writing had been on the wall, with original member Camila Cabello leaving the group in December 2016 to pursue a solo career. Following Cabello’s exit, the remaining four members, including Ally Brooke, Normani, Dinah Jane, and Lauren Jauregui had all pursued solo music projects on the side.
This past weekend, the group played their final show in Hollywood, Florida before embarking on their hiatus. A fan-shot video from the show reveals the four members of the X-Factor group taking an extended bow and greeting fans following their last performance for the foreseeable future as Fifth Harmony.
thank you for everything you’ve done for me the past 6 years.
I dont know where I would be without you girls in my life. I cant wait for these next chapters. its definitely no goodbyes, just see you later @FifthHarmony @dinahjane97 @LaurenJauregui @Normani @AllyBrooke pic.twitter.com/U3zbFUox7Z
— princess ana (@Ana5HBiebvato) May 12, 2018
The women of Fifth Harmony all posted individual thank yous on their social media pages following their final show.
Norman Kordei, who released “Love Lies” with Khalid this year as part of the Love, Simon soundtrack, wrote, “I love you more than you’ll ever know. Thank God for all of it.” Normani is the first artist to sign with the new Keep Cool/RCA Records label and has been in the studio working on her debut solo album with production team The Stereotypes and hip hop legend Missy Elliott. A title and exact release date has yet to be set, but Normani told Billboard to expect her first album in late 2018, early 2019.
FOREVER & ALWAYS I love you more than you’ll ever know. Thank God for all of it pic.twitter.com/Q9qpeeza1A
— Normani (@Normani) May 12, 2018
Ally Brooke kept her message simple with a black and white photo of the group and the word’s “I love you.” Brooke already has solo gigs lined up, planning her solo U.K. debut at Fusion Festival in September. Ally released “Perfect” with German DJ Topic in 2018 and has been in the studio working on solo material.
I love you pic.twitter.com/RWSycn2GMC
— Ally Brooke (@AllyBrooke) May 12, 2018
Dinah Jane’s tweet kept fans hopeful for an eventual end to the hiatus, posting a group shot with the line “Til next time.” Jane’s collaboration with RedOne, French Montana and Daddy Yankee on “Boom Boom” is continuing to climb the charts, but the singer has yet to confirm her plans for future solo material.
— ♕DinahJane (@dinahjane97) May 13, 2018
As for Lauren Jauregui, the singer went with a fuzzy image of her group mates, possibly a metaphor for the whirlwind Fifth Harmony has been on over the past six years. Jauregui has been working on her solo material, keeping fans updated with the progress on her Twitter account. In June, Lauren is set to open for Halsey on the Latin America leg of her Hopeless Fountain Kingdom World Tour. Jauregui recorded the track “Strangers” for Halsey’s 2017 Hopeless Fountain Kingdom album, as well as “All Night” with Steve Aoki. The pop singer has hinted to fans on Twitter that she plans on debuting new songs during her tour with Halsey.
thank you pic.twitter.com/r81HQnB71f
— Lauren Jauregui (@LaurenJauregui) May 11, 2018
As Harmonizers prepare for a pop chart without Fifth Harmony, one thing we can take comfort in is knowing that Sam Smith is just as upset as the rest of us.