And then, they were 4! Sometime between late Sunday night and early Monday morning, fans of Fifth Harmony, also known as Harmonizers, were left heartbroken and in a state of shock after news broke that Camila Cabello had decided to leave the all-girl group. In a statement issued by the band, the remaining members – Dinah Jane Hansen, Lauren Jauregui, Normani Hamilton, and Ally Brooke – explained that they were not aware beforehand of Cabello’s departure. The four ladies also confessed that they had not spoken to Cabello, who revealed the exit via her rep.
The remaining girls went on to say that they plan to continue touring and releasing new albums as a foursome. However, Harmonizers should brace for more shakeups because in that same statement the four members of Fifth Harmony said they also have plans to pursue solo careers. The statement read in part: “Ally, Normani, Dinah and Lauren. After four and a half years of being together, we have been informed via her representatives that Camila has decided to leave Fifth Harmony. We wish her well.” It went on to say: “We are four strong, committed women who will continue Fifth Harmony as well as our solo endeavors. Harmonizers, we are in this together. We love you with all our hearts.”
Jauregui has already made a significant move in that direction – a few weeks ago; she released a collaboration with pop duo Marian Hill. Moreover, many are already predicting that Hamilton will be the next to exit the successful band.
The unexpected separation was announced just days after the divas performed at the iHeartRadio Jingle Ball tour in New York City. The women delivered a killer performance and talked about releasing a new album in 2017. In an interview, Hamilton said: “2017, it’s going to be popping. The third album is definitely going to be so lit. We’re really excited.”
Some insiders are saying that everyone close to the artists knew that Cabello was plotting her exit after feuding with other girls and management. The band was formed in 2012 during the second season of the American version of “The X Factor.”
The stars have released two albums – “Reflection” and “7/27” – which included their mega hit “Work From Home” (feat. Ty Dolla $ign), toured the world, and picked up dozens of awards.
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