Why did Fifth Harmony break up?

Fifth Harmony was considered one of the most successful girl groups to come out of the US version of The X Factor, and spent six years together before officially splitting in 2018.

Fifth Harmony was formed in 2012 after the five individual singers was made to form a girl group on the American version of The X Factor. Placing third in the competition, the group, comprising Camila Cabello, Ally Brooke, Normani, Dinah Jane and Lauren Jauregui, launched into stardom and grew to become one of the most popular female groups of this generation.

Whilst at the peak of their career, Camila decided to leave the band in 2016 to pursue her solo career. Her departure left a major gap within the group, as the four remaining members struggled to maintain their fan base.

After releasing a string of singles in 2017, Fifth Harmony announced an indefinite break from music in March 2018. The statement read, “We’ve had one hell of a memorable journey together and can’t begin to express our gratitude to you all for coming along with us on this wild journey. After six years going hard, non-stop, we realise that in order to stay authentic to ourselves and you, we need to take some time for now to go on a hiatus from Fifth Harmony in order to pursue sole endeavours.”

The members have gone on to have successful careers as solo artists, and are unlikely to return as Fifth Harmony in the near future.