Although no official statement has been made by Camila Cabello, Fifth Harmony has confirmed on their Twitter account that she has left the group. This is not the first time a group has carried on without one of their members. Will Fifth Harmony see success without her?
Remaining Fifth Harmony members Ally, Dinah, Normani, and Lauren said that they will continue as a four-piece girl group while working on solo material.
The girl group confirmed that Camila Cabello did not even tell her bandmates in person that she would be leaving the group. Instead, she had her representatives inform them about her departure on the same day as their “Jingle Ball” concert in Florida.
“We are four strong, committed women who will continue with Fifth Harmony as well as our solo endeavors.”
Will Fifth Harmony be as successful without one of their lead vocalists?
“We are excited for our future, and we can’t wait for what the new year brings.”
Last year, Zayn Malik famously quit the band One Direction, which also formed on the singing competition show The X Factor along with Fifth Harmony. Zayn went on to have a solo career, while One Direction released one more album before going on an “indefinite hiatus” earlier this year.
Fifth Harmony formed in the second season of The X Factor USA back in 2012.
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According to BBC News, Zayn left the band due to personal issues and strains among the band members.
“The workload and the pace of life on the road put together with the pressures and strains of everything going on within the band had badly affected my eating habits.”
It is thought that all of the original members of One Direction have solo contracts, according to BBC News. Liam and Harry have yet to release any solo material, but stay tuned for 2017.
Beyonce Knowles is perhaps the most successful singer who ever went solo. She left her girl group, Destiny’s Child, and went on to become one of the world’s biggest superstars.
Unfortunately for Destiny’s Child, their line-up changed quite a bit, and eventually the group faded out.
Now, the question remains: Will Camila Cabello go off to have her own successful solo career, and will Fifth Harmony be able to maintain their success without one of the band’s most popular members?
The only advertised date for Fifth Harmony in the future is a performance at the AT&T Centre in San Antonio, Texas, on February 20, according to the Daily Mail.
Cabello had explored solo endeavors in recent months, including her song “Power in Me,” produced by Benny Blanco, and her “Bad Things” collaboration with Machine Gun Kelly, which she performed on the “Jingle Ball Tour.”
During an interview in September of 2015, Camila admitted that she expected Fifth Harmony would eventually break up. According to Rolling Stone, a representative for Cabello said that the comments were “taken out of context.”
“Honestly, I think we all do. We’d be lying if we all said this is a picture-perfect thing, like we all completely agreed on the album track list and what the sound and the music-video treatment would be like, which usually happens in bands who grew up together. But for manufactured bands, it’s harder.”
Fifth Harmony has had a multitude of hit songs since the group formed in 2012, including this year’s chart-topper “Work From Home.”
Will Fifth Harmony be able to continue making hit songs without Cabella, or will the group eventually disperse as the girls find their own ways with individual solo careers?
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