Girlband, Fifth Harmony have split to pursue solo projects six years after Simon Cowell created the group on the U.S. version of The X Factor.
The band announced their split on their Twitter page today. They explained in a lengthy statement that they wanted to “pursue solo projects”.
Camilla Cabello, a former member of the band, left in Dec 2016 to pursue a solo career and since then, she has had great success. It is believed her success as a solo artist influenced the band’s decision to split.
The band’s break-up announcement on Monday morning followed weeks of speculation by fans.
Band members Ally Brooke, Normani, Dinah Jane, Lauren Jauregui wrote:
“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.
“We are all very excited and grateful to be able to take this time to learn and grow creatively and really find our footing as individuals. In doing this we are allowing ourselves to gain new experiences, strengths and perspectives that we can bring back to our Fifth Harmony family.”
They thanked their fans for their support and promised that concerts they have scheduled in 2018 will still be going ahead as planned.