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Fifth Harmony
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Fifth Harmony interviewed by Vevo in 2015
Background information
Also known as
  • Lylas (2012)
  • 1432 (2012)
Origin Miami, Florida, U.S.
Genres
Years active 2012–2018 (on indefinite hiatus)
Labels
Past members

Fifth Harmony is an American girl group formed on the US version of The X Factor in 2012. The members are Ally Brooke, Dinah Jane, Lauren Jauregui, Normani, and Camila Cabello. Cabello left the group in December 2016, while the remaining members announced that they were taking a break in 2018 to go after their own career.

They are famous for performing the songs "Boss", "Sledgehammer", and "Worth It" from their first album Reflection (2015), as well as "Work From Home", "All In My Head (Flex)", and "That's My Girl" from their second album 27/7 (2016).

Career

2012–2014: Group creation and first EP

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Fifth Harmony performing in 2013

Ally Brooke, Dinah Jane, Lauren Jauregui, Normani, and Camila Cabello auditioned on the second season of the US version of The X Factor on July 27, 2012, failing to make it past the "Teens" and "Young Adults" categories. They were eventually brought back by the judges, and became a five person girl group on July 7, 2012. They eventually came third on the show on December 20, 2012, losing to second-place winner Carly Rose Sonenclar, and winner Tate Stevens.

On January 17, 2013, The X Factor creator Simon Cowell signed them to his record label, Syco Music, along with Epic Records. The group performed covers of famous songs on YouTube, before releasing their extended play, Better Together on October 22, 2013. They performed on stadium tours for Cher Lloyd and Demi Lovato, as well as performing at smaller concerts. They also began recording songs for their first studio album in 2014, which would eventually be known as Reflection.

2015–2016: Album releases and Cabello's exit

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Fifth Harmony performing in 2016

Reflection was released on February 3, 2015, where it sold 80,000 copies in the first week and reached number five on the Billboard 200 chart. The third single on the album, "Worth It" was the album's most successful song, peaking at number twelve on the Billboard Hot 100.

Fifth Harmony announced that they were working on a second album, which was eventually called 7/27. On February 26, 2016, the album's first single, "Work From Home" was released, which peaked at number four on the Billboard Hot 100. 7/27 was released on May 27, 2016, selling 74,000 copies and peaking at number four on the Billboard 200.

On December 18, 2016, Cabello announced that she would be leaving Fifth Harmony, which was confirmed by the group in a statement. The four members decided to still perform together.

2017–2018: Third album and break

On May 29, 2017, the group released "Down" as the first song from their self-titled third album Fifth Harmony. The album was released on August 25, 2017, and peaked at number four on the Billboard 200. After touring, the group announced that each member wanted to separate and work on their own projects, causing them to go on a break for an unknown time period.

Musical style

Fifth Harmony is mainly a pop and R&B girl group. They have described their music as having a "retro feel" to it as well. The group lists the Spice Girls, Mariah Carey, Whitney Houston and Destiny's Child as their main influences. Lana Del Rey, Adele, Janet Jackson, Celine Dion, Taylor Swift, Brandy, Jennifer Lopez, Patti LaBelle, Cher Lloyd, Carrie Underwood, Jessie J, Beyoncé, Alicia Keys, Christina Aguilera, Selena, Celia Cruz, Demi Lovato, Ed Sheeran and Leona Lewis have inspired each member of the group.

Members and timeline

Members from left to right: Ally Brooke (2013), Dinah Jane (2013), Lauren Jauregui (2012), Normani (2013), and Camila Cabello (2013).
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Tours

Headlining
  • Harmonize America Mall Tour (2013)
  • Fifth Harmony Theatre Tour (2013)
  • The Worst Kept Secret Tour (2014)
  • Fifth Times a Charm Tour (2014)
  • The Reflection Tour (2015–2016)
  • The 7/27 Tour (2016–2017)
  • PSA Tour (2017–2018)
Supporting act

Filmography

Television

Year Name Role Notes
2012 The X Factor Contestants 22 episodes
2014 Faking It Boy Banned Episode: "The Ecstasy and the Agony"
2015 Barbie: Life in the Dreamhouse Themselves (voices) Episode: "Sisters' Fun Day"
2016 The Ride Themselves Episode: "Fifth Harmony"
2018 Lip Sync Battle Themselves Episode: "Fifth Harmony"
2018 Sugar Themselves Episode: "Fifth Harmony surprises a remarkable fan and her wheelchair dance group."

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