6 Popular Bands That Lost a Member at the Height of Their Success
Are we the only ones who get confused AF when a member of a super-popular band decides to up and leave out of the blue? It’s kind of like… why fix something that’s not broken? Despite it seeming like total nonsense to do such a thing, it happens legitimately all the time. Every music fan out there probably can remember at lease ONE time their world was basc shattered by such drama within a fave band. Boy-banders, girl-groupers, rockers and pop artists alike bail on their crew looking for independent fame, and leave their former “family” in the dust.
Though guys like Zayn Malik and Kevin Richardson left their boy bands, One Direction and Backstreet Boys, respectively, slightly after their peak in popularity, others decide to ditch in the midst of their glory days, thus, breaking the hearts of their fans and, in a lot of cases, forcing their peeps to take sides:
WHO LEFT: Camila Cabello
2016 was 5H's YEAR. The girl groups single, "Work from Home," featuring Ty Dolla Sign, peaked at #4 on the Billboard Hot 100 list (the then-fivesome's best performing song to date). The 7/27 album was also the girls' highest charting album. In that same year, the five-person group went on a world tour and won two VMAs.
While Normani Kordei, Lauren Jauregui, Ally Brooke and Dinah Jane should have been feeling on top of the freakin' world by December, their worlds were rocked with news that Camila had decided to drop the group to go solo — a choice she reportedly failed to mention to them face-to-face.
Harmonizers took sides and many believed the girls couldn't make it without Camila. But considering what a bop their new single, "Down," featuring Gucci Mane, is, 2016 might not be the ladies' popularity peak for long...
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