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Fifth Harmony Announces an Indefinite Hiatus to “Pursue Solo Endeavors”

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Calling all Harmonizers — this is not a drill! After sparking breakup rumors all month long, the members of Fifth Harmony announced this morning that they’d be taking an indefinite hiatus. The joint statement from Normani Kordei, Lauren Juaregui, Ally Brooke, and Dinah Jane comes over a year after Camila Cabello left 5H to pursue a solo career, and six years after these ladies stole our hearts on X Factor.

“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 than ever,” they said in their official statement. “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!”

Sounds sweet, right? But then they hit us with the hard stuff.

“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,” they continued.

TBH, this isn’t super surprising. Back in January, Lauren was allegedly close to signing a solo deal with Columbia Records. In February, Normani signed her second solo deal — this one with Stellar Songs as a songwriter — and Ally signed with Maverick/ReignDeer Entertainment a month later.

As much as we were expecting this, we’re still bummed to hear about their hiatus. But we’re also SO pumped to see what these talented women do on their own — and it looks like they are too!

“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,” their statement continued. “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 Harmonizers, 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 you proud, each other proud and ourselves proud.”

But before you get too down in the dumps about the bomb they dropped this morning, get a load of this! You might still have a chance to see them all perform together for the (possibly) last time.

“We do have some upcoming shows through the end of the year which will still happen as planned,” they said, “and we can’t wait!”

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