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Fifth Harmony Announce Hiatus To Focus On Solo Endeavors
Ally Brooke, Dinah Jane, Lauren Jauregui and Normani (Kordei) have already been successfully exploring solo projects, and on March 19 the four members of Fifth Harmony announced their upcoming hiatus as a band. While they have remaining concert tour dates to complete together this year, the four are determined to see what comes out of time pursuing their music in a solo capacity, and promise their Harmonizer fans that they will "keep making you proud, each other proud and ourselves proud."
Of the five tracks the women have already pursued independently, Dinah Jane's "Boom Boom" with RedOne, Daddy Yankee and French Montana from October 2017 is the only one to have exceeded 100 million views, so far. Lauren Jauregui "Back To Me" with Marian Hill has been out since December 2016 and hit 7 million, but her January 18 "All Night" with Steve Aoki is already up to 9 million. The other two were released in January as well, with Ally Brooke's "Perfect" with Topic breaking 1 million views, and Normani's "Love Lies" with Khalid having passed 16 million.
The adventures of top music bands often reach a crossroads where members feel they must "learn and grow creatively and really find our footing as individuals," as Fifth Harmony put it in a statement on Instagram. Although Camila Cabello's 2016 departure felt more permanent, Harmonizers hope the "biggest girl group in a generation" will enjoy their independence, find their own personal success, and then reunite so fans can see them perform together again. Given the high anticipation for whatever the ladies choose to do on their own, it's likely the "wild ride" they've been on will keep going strong.