Fifth Harmony is breaking up
Fifth Harmony is ending – for now.
The band, whose openly bisexual singer Lauren Jauregui has spoken out repeatedly about LGBT issues, has announced that it will take a hiatus.
In a joint statement on Twitter, Fifth Harmony’s Normani Kordei, Camila Cabello, Lauren Jauregui, Dinah Jane and Ally Brooke expressed their gratitude to the group’s fans, known as Harmonisers.
“Reflecting on the past six years since we started on X-Factor, we’ve realised just how far we’ve come and we appreciate everything so much, more now than ever,” they said.
“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!”
But after releasing hits such as Work From Home, Sledgehammer and Down since their inception in 2012, they said that now was the time for an indefinite break to follow their own individual paths.
“After six years going hard, non stop, we also realised 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 endeavours.
“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 added.
This conjures up the prospect of the band reuniting at some unknown point in the future.
They continued: “To our Harmonisers, 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.”
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And the four current members of the group, who saw Camila Cabello leave in 2016, promised that they would keep performing until their current run of concerts ended.
“We do have some upcoming shows through the end of the year which will still happen as planned, and we can’t wait!” they wrote.
“All our love, from the bottom of our hearts, Dinah Jane, Lauren, Normani and Ally xoxoxo”.
Jauregui’s bisexual love song with Halsey was possibly the first same-sex love duet heard on mainstream radio.
The singer, who was warned not to come out by her friends and family, is now free to pursue her solo career and possibly release more bisexual anthems.