Leaving Fifth Harmony worked out pretty well for Camila Cabello: She’s opening for Taylor Swift on tour, she has a tour of her own, her debut solo album is fantastic pop music, and “Havana” is an absolutely huge song. The remaining members of Fifth Harmony have surely noticed Cabello’s ascent and thought they might want to gave that a try themselves, so today, the group has announced that they’re going on hiatus so they can pursue solo careers.
In a letter shared on Twitter, the group wrote, “After six years gong 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 hiatus from Fifth Harmony in order to pursue solo endeavors.”
It sounds like the group fully intends to reconvene after they get a taste of the solo life, as they also wrote in the letter, “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 also say that the hiatus won’t impact shows that they are scheduled to perform this year.
Read the full letter below.
“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 that 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!
After six years going hard, non stop, we also realized that in order to star 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.
To our Hamonizers, thank you for everything we have been able to build as Fifth Harmony. With your love and encouragement we will continue to build on ourselves, support one another in everything we do, and keep making your proud, each other proud and ourselves proud.
We do have some upcoming shows through the end of the year which will still happen as planned, and we can’t wait!
All our love, from the bottom of our hearts,
Dinah Jane, Lauren, Normani and Ally xoxoxo”