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Fifth Harmony (formed 2012)

Fifth Harmony is an American girl group consisting of the following singers: Ally Brooke Hernandez, Normani Kordei, Dinah Jane Hansen, Camila Cabello, and Lauren Jauregui. They are best known for their singles 'Worth It' and 'Sledgehammer'. They are signed in a joint deal with Simon Cowell's label Syno Music and L.A Reid's label Epic Records. Their sales figures have led many to call them one of the most successful alumni from the X Factor franchise. Fifth Harmony have named artists such as Demi Lovato and Katy Perry as their musical inspirations. 

Formation: The group came together through the second season of the X Factor USA after finishing in third place on the show. Each of the five singers originally entered the competition as soloists, but after failing to progress to the Judges' Houses stage of the competition they accepted the offer to form a group organised by Simon Cowell at the earlier Bootcamp stage. Now qualified to move forward to the Judges' Houses under the 'groups' category, they named themselves LYLAS (Love You Like a Sister) before changing their name to 1432 before the live shows. Simon Cowell later announced that the group's new name would be decided by the viewers online - consequently the public choice of 'Fifth Harmony' was chosen. Despite receiving praise for many of their performances on the show, the group didn't receive enough votes to progress into the final and finished in 3rd place towards the end of December 2012. 

A month after the X Factor season had finished Fifth Harmony were voted as the 'Next Pop Superstar of 2013' by Popdust Magazine. The group stayed together and began recording and uploading covers of popular songs on YouTube. These videos gathered a lot of attention, particularly from some of the artists that were covered such as Ed Sheeran, Ariana Grande and Mikky Ekko who praised them for their work. The group also featured on Boyce Avenue's 2013 Cover Collaborations EP. 

Musical Career: Fifth Harmony released their debut single 'Miss Movin' On' in 2013, which reached number 76 on the US Billboard 100, was certified Gold by the RIAA and became nominated for  a Teen Choice Award for Choice Break-Up Song. Summer of that year saw the group perform at shopping malls throughout the USA and celebrate their one year anniversary with five shows in New York. The group also supported Cher Lloyd as an opening act for her 2013 I Wish Tour. 2013 also saw the release of the group's debut EP Better Together which peaked at number 6 on the US Billboard 200 in its first week. The following year Fifth Harmony also supported Demi Lovato on her tour. 

By 2014 Fifth Harmony had won MTV's Artist To Watch at the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards - they therefore headlined the MTV Artists To Watch concert that year. They also launched their singles 'BO$$' and 'Sledgehammer', both of which were certified Platinum by the RIAA. In December 2014 Fifth Harmony performed at the White House for the National Christmas Tree Lighting. 

Reflections the group's debut studio album, came out In February 2015 and peaked at number 5 in the USA. 'The Reflection Tour' - Fifth Harmony's first major tour - supported the record's release. With its first leg making gross profits of over $1.1 million, the tour was a huge success. June of that year saw the single 'Worth It' featuring American rapper Kid Ink certified Platinum by the RIAA. The single also made the Top 15, and was performed by the group both on the Dancing with the Stars finale as well as on Jimmy Kimmel Live alongside Kid Ink in June 2015. 

Other Achievements: Alongside their success in the music industry, Fifth Harmony also support a number of charities and organisations aiming to support the youth. They partnered with the Ryan Seacrest Foundation in 2013; performed for patients at the Children's Hospital Los Angeles; took part in the Social Mania initiative (aiming to promote social media awareness); partnered with the Girl Scouts of America; and were announced in 2015 as ambassadors for The Cybersmile Foundation - anti-cyberbullying initiative. 



Biography by Contactmusic.com

Fifth Harmony Panned For Being "Tuneless" And "Boring" On 'Britain's Got Talent'


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‘Britain’s Got Talent’ viewers were busy on social media again last night, this time panning the live performance by Simon Cowell’s American girl group Fifth Harmony for being “flat, tuneless and boring” during Thursday night’s semi-final.

The five-piece group were formed in 2012 on the second season of ‘The X Factor USA’, and are currently the world’s highest-selling girl group, with a social media following of over three million and signed to ‘BGT’ judge Cowell’s Syco label.

They performed as special guests during the interlude between the judges picking the last finalists for this weekend’s season closer, with a rendition of their recent UK Top 10 hit ‘Work From Home’. However, Twitter users were quick to jump on them, criticising their stylisation, choreography and singing.

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Camila Cabello Wept With Gratitude During President Obama Meeting


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The pop group performed at the the annual White House Egg Roll at Easter (Apr16), and Cabello took time out to thank the President for helping her dad.

The Cuba native told Wonderland magazine, "We did a small meet-and-greet with Obama, and he has done so much in terms of immigration, and the immigration laws that he set have helped my dad out.

"I remember we had five seconds with him, and I looked him in his eyes and I started to cry, and I was like, 'Thank you so much for everything that you've done for immigration'.

Continue reading: Camila Cabello Wept With Gratitude During President Obama Meeting

2016 Billboard Music Awards - Arrivals

Fifth Harmony - 2016 Billboard Music Awards arrivals at the T-Mobile Arena Las Vegas at Billboard Music Awards - Las Vegas, Nevada, United States - Monday 23rd May 2016

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102.7 KIIS FM's Wango Tango 2016 - Arrivals

Fifth Harmony Band - 102.7 KIIS FM's Wango Tango 2016 at StubHub Center - Arrivals - Los Angeles, California, United States - Saturday 14th May 2016

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Fifth Harmony Star Laughs Off Photoshop Blunder


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The Work From Home singers landed the cover of Billboard magazine and in one of the images from their photoshoot the five girls are posing around a white staircase in black leotards.

Eagle-eyed fans noticed that Ally Brooke, 22, who is sitting with one leg crossed over the other, was left with two right feet following the digital editing process. They flagged up the mistake to the singer, who found the funny side of it and shared the image on her own Twitter page.

"When you're tryna look cute even tho you got two right feet (sic)," she jokes in the caption.

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Busy Fifth Harmony Struggle With Punishing Work Schedule


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The girl group came third on the U.S. version of The X Factor in 2012 after auditioning as five wannabe solo stars, but they didn't achieve stardom overseas until their debut album Reflection last year (15).

Their star is continuing to rise with the upcoming release of second album 7/27 this month (May16), and they recently became the first girl group to have a song in the Top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100 in eight years with their lead single Work From Home. But living out of suitcases and never being in one place very long has taken its toll on the girls.

"I love touring, but the schedule ­traumatised me," says Dinah Jane Hansen, 18, to Billboard magazine. "I was like, 'What kind of job are we doing?' I watched my great-grandmother be buried on FaceTime. We're all so family-oriented, and we've all lost people on the road."

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2016 Radio Disney Music Awards

Ally Brooke, Normani Hamilton, Dinah-Jane Hansen, Lauren Jauregui , Camila Cabello of Fifth Harmony - 2016 Radio Disney Music Awards at the Microsoft Theater - Arrivals at Microsoft Theater LA. Live, Disney - Los Angeles, California, United States - Saturday 30th April 2016

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Fifth Harmony's Ally Brooke: 'I Hated My Image'


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The singer, who found fame with her bandmates on The X Factor USA, may be riding high in the confidence stakes now, but that wasn’t always the case. Because of her previous self-doubt, 22-year-old Ally now relishes being on stage in sexy costumes, strutting her stuff with Fifth Harmony.

“I used to be very insecure,” she confided to Britain’s Metro newspaper. “It was awful. I used to ridicule myself for my image and personal things I didn’t like about myself. It means more to me than anyone will ever know that I’m confident and love myself now because I went through so much.”

Ally and her Fifth Harmony bandmates; Normani Kordei, Dinah Jane, Camila Cabello, and Lauren Jauregui, are currently enjoying chart domination with track Work From Home, which has reached the number two spot in the UK singles charts and hit number 10 on the US Billboard Hot 100.

Continue reading: Fifth Harmony's Ally Brooke: 'I Hated My Image'

Fifth Harmony Perform Live At G-A-Y

Fifth Harmony - x factor USA girl group Fifth Harmony perform live at G-A-Y at G-A-Y at Heaven, x factor - London, United Kingdom - Saturday 9th April 2016

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Fifth Harmony Vow To Leave America If Trump Wins Election


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The Republican candidate is vying for a spot in the White House and has already been surprisingly successful in his campaign. However, he has also courted controversy with his suggestions on dealing with immigration including building a wall along the border between Mexico and United States.

Singer Camila Carbello, who has a Mexican father and was born in Cuba, has some strong views about Trump and insists the whole girlband are united in their decision not to vote for the billionaire turned businessman.

"All of us agree we are not voting for Donald Trump," she told Britain's The Sun newspaper. "Anyone who looks into him should know he had no policies that are worth anything. He has said a lot of things that are just sexist, racist and ignorant. He’s just a danger to the country.

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Fifth Harmony At BBC Radio 1

Fifth Harmony - Fifth Harmony at BBC Radio 1 - London, United Kingdom - Thursday 7th April 2016

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Camila Cabello Praises President Obama For 'Awesome' Cuba Visit


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The Fifth Harmony pop star was born on the island nation and moved to America as a young child, and on Sunday (20Mar16), she showed pride for her first home when Obama became the first U.S. leader to visit the country in 88 years.

Camila retweeted a post from the President which read, "¿Que bola Cuba? (What's up Cuba?) Just touched down here, looking forward to meeting and hearing directly from the Cuban people."

The 19 year old also added, "THIS. IS. AWESOME... I'm going to miss Barack Obama as President of the United States so much."

Continue reading: Camila Cabello Praises President Obama For 'Awesome' Cuba Visit

Harry Styles Urged Fifth Direction Not To Split


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Like Harry's British boy band, the girls in Fifth Harmony came together on TV talent show The X Factor - and quickly found success as a group.

As they prepare to release a new album, titled 7/27, in May (16), the young stars have revealed they're getting solid career advice from some big name fans, like Harry.

"I remember we were in rehearsals and he came up to us and told us as a group, 'All five of you should be on the same page and the closest things to each other, because around all five of you, there are gonna be people that are gonna come and try to snatch you, people are gonna try to break you guys apart'," singer Dinah Jane tells Entertainment Tonight.

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Justin Bieber Wins Big At Kids' Choice Awards


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The Canadian popstar won Favourite Male Singer, while Grande was honoured with Favourite Female Singer, and the former X Factor girl band collected the Favourite Group gong at the ceremony.

"Thanks for voting us favourite group at #KCA (Kids' Choice Awards)!! The experience was amazing. The slime was slimey. LOVE YOU!" Fifth Harmony later posted on Instagram.com, alongside a photo of themselves covered in the famous green goo.

Adele's smash hit Hello, which broke records when it was released late last year (15), was crowned Favourite Song of the Year.

Continue reading: Justin Bieber Wins Big At Kids' Choice Awards

Fifth Harmony Changed Single Name To Avoid Rihanna Clash


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The American girl band had originally planned to call their latest release the same, but decided to alter it to Work from Home in order not to clash with Rihanna. However, they insist they don't mind giving in to their "queen".

"Well, our song was originally called Work and when Rihanna dropped, it was like, 'Hell no, can't have the same song as the queen!'" singer Dinah Jane told Billboard.com. "So we put in 'from home,' just added two words."

Work from Home is the first single from the group's upcoming second album 7/27, due for release later this year. The five-piece are hoping fans will be pleased with their new record, which Dinah said represents a "new era" in their musical direction.

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