To the dismay of millions of fans everywhere, Fifth Harmony announced Monday morning that the group plans to take an indefinite hiatus to pursue solo endeavors. The group members, Dinah Jane, Normani Kordei, Ally Brooke, and Lauren Jauregui announced the news on Twitter.
“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,” a statement released by the group on Twitter said. “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.”
The announcement doesn’t come as a total surprise, as the singers have already been pursuing solo music. In February, Kordei released her single “Love Lies” with Khalid and appeared on the most recent season of Dancing With the Stars, making it to the finale. Jane released “Boom Boom” with RedOne, Daddy Yankee, and French Montana in October; Jauregui released “All Night” with Steve Aoki in January; and Brooke dropped “Perfect” with Topic in January.
Still, Harmonizers were understandably in mourning in the wake of the announcement.
Fifth Harmony, you taught me that all I wanted to be in life was your chair. I'll miss you ❤️— Rose Ellen Dix 🌹 (@RoseEllenDix) March 19, 2018
Following the announcement of their upcoming hiatus, Fifth Harmony’s self-titled album has re-entered the iTunes Pop Albums Charts at #153. pic.twitter.com/DM5buXVQO8— brooks (@snackjauregui) March 19, 2018
FIFTH HARMONY IS AND WILL ALWAYS BE THE BIGGEST GIRL GROUP OF OUR GENERATION— autumn⁷ DPR (@DPRJIHOON) March 19, 2018
Fifth Harmony going on hiatus is one of those moments you’ve been 100% expecting yet still dramatically gasp— Savannah Seymour (@savannahseymour) March 19, 2018
I guess Fifth Harmony….— Sammy Albon (@SammyAlbon) March 19, 2018
Fell out of harmony 😏😏😏
The most important thing in life is to find your happy.— Alex Goldschmidt (@alexandergold) March 19, 2018
My heart is broken for @FifthHarmony but I’m excited for @AllyBrooke @dinahjane97 @LaurenJauregui and @NormaniKordei’s future. #ThankYouFifthHarmony for doing the impossible. Be proud of these past six years of slay. 💔✨
I can't find words to say THANK YOU, I have 6years supporting them and being part of a beautiful family called HARMONIZERS. From Lylas/1432 to be Fifth Harmony the biggest girl group in the world and I'll stay here ALWAYS no matter what supporting my FIVE girls. I ♥ them forever pic.twitter.com/VGViiyjGvX— AHㅤ (@archive_harmony) March 19, 2018
Former member Camila Cabello was the first member to break away from Fifth Harmony back in 2016 when she also left the group to pursue a solo career. The group noted that it still has a few gigs lined up throughout the rest of 2018 and promised fans that those shows would go on as scheduled.