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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.
Ally Brooke, Normani Hamilton, Lauren Jauregui and Dinah Jane of the musical group Fifth Harmony at the 2017 People's Choice Awards held at the Microsoft Theatre - Los Angeles, California, United States - Wednesday 18th January 2017
The girlband claimed Camila did not inform them she was leaving the group in person.
Camila Cabello has released her own statement following her shock departure from Fifth Harmony.
It comes just one day after the girlband announced she had left the group with a somewhat shady-sounding statement, in which they claimed they had been “informed via her representatives that Camila has decided to leave Fifth Harmony.”
But posting a lengthly response on Twitter, Camila said she was shocked by the band’s statement, which had been posted without her knowledge, and that she did not use a representative to inform them she was leaving the group.
Continue reading: Camila Cabello Releases Her Own Statement Over Fifth Harmony Departure
The 20 year old singer had initially been reported to have been arrested by police at Washington Dulles International Airport on Tuesday evening.
Fifth Harmony singer Lauren Jauregui has been cited for possession of marijuana at an airport earlier this week – but she was not actually arrested, as previous reports had initially suggested.
The 20 year old singer was reported by TMZ to have been detained at Washington Dulles International Airport by TSA officials on Tuesday evening, after security apparently discovered a bag of marijuana in her carry-on luggage, with police being called after a secondary search was conducted.
Fifth Harmony's Lauren Jauregui pictured in 2016
Dinah Jane Hansen, Lauren Jauregui, Normani Hamilton, Ally Brooke and Camila Cabello of the musical group Fifth Harmony arrive at the 2016 American Music Awards held at the Microsoft Theatre, Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 20th November 2016
In a scathing letter, Jauregui has criticised those who voted for Donald Trump.
Fifth Harmony singer Lauren Jauregui has come out as bisexual in an open letter to supporters of Donald Trump.
In the letter, published by Billboard, Jauregui describes Trump voters as ‘racist, homophobic, sexist, xenophobic, a***holes,’ while proudly declaring herself ‘a bisexual Cuban-American woman’.
Lauren Jauregui has come out as bisexual
Fifth Harmony were performing in Mexico when an over-zealous fan stormed the stage, grabbed Brooke and pulled her hair.
Fifth Harmony singer Ally Brooke has been attacked by a fan for the second time in the space of a week, after she had pleaded with the band’s more zealous devotees to be more careful.
The 23 year old singer and dancer was performing onstage with the girl-group in Mexico on Thursday evening (September 29th) when a crazed male fan stormed the stage and started pulling her around by the hair, which was caught by a fan video posted online soon afterwards.
Fifth Harmony's Ally Brooke photographed in April 2016
Continue reading: Fifth Harmony's Ally Brooke Attacked Onstage By Fan In Mexico
The American girl group performed their recent UK hit 'Work From Home' - but viewers were very far from impressed at their singing and choreography.
‘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.
Taylor Swift’s squad just got even cooler as Julia Roberts and Joan Baez join team Swift.
Taylor Swift showed off two awesome new additions to her ever growing Swift Squad during her show at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara on Saturday, Hollywood mega-star Julia Roberts and folk legend Joan Baez. The two joined Taylor on stage during the second of her back to back California concerts which also saw appearances from girlgroups Little Mix and Fifth Harmony.
Despite not winning any Grammys at the weekend, 1989's sales figures still increased and held off challenges by Ed Sheeran and Sam Smith.
It’s getting to be a bit like Groundhog Day… another Wednesday, another week at Number 1 for the musical machine that is Taylor Swift. 1989 has notched up an eleventh non-consecutive week at the top of the US Billboard 200, according to figures released by Nielsen SoundScan.
It means that the album, released 15 weeks ago way back November, is now equal with Swift’s second record Fearless for her longest reign at the top. In all that time, it has been no lower than Number 2, interrupted by one week stints for One Direction, J.Cole, Meghan Trainor and Fall Out Boy.
Taylor Swift scored an 11th non-consecutive week at Number 1
Continue reading: Taylor Swift Sittin' Pretty At Number One For 11th Week
The Nickelodeon HALO Awards at Pier 36 saw a host of celebrities arrive to honour the children who inspired by Helping And Leading Others. Amongst the stars were Nick Jonas, British pop band The Vamps (consisting of Connor Ball, Tristan Evans, James McVey and Brad Simpson), and the HALO winners themselves, Yash Gupta, Alanna Wall, Cassandra Lin, Nicholas Lowinger and Lulu Cerone.
With the end of the MTV VMAs, Miley Cyrus won 'Video of the Year', while Beyonce managed to win the VMA lifetime achievement award.
The results for MTV's Video Music Awards are in, with a mixture of the surprising and the obvious. Perhaps the two most important awards of the night, 'Video of the Year' and the 'Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award', also came with the most touching responses from the winners.
Beyonce won the 'Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award', as well as 'Best Collaboration' with husband, Jay Z.
Miley Cyrus came away with the most obviously big award of the evening - the Video of the Year award. She won it for the song 'Wrecking Ball', beating Beyonce ft. Jay Z's 'Drunk In Love' and Pharrell Williams' 'Happy'. She then went on to give her acceptance speech to a young homeless man named Jesse. He delivered a heart-felt message about the troubles of homeless youths currently living in the US.
Continue reading: Results For MTV VMAs See Miley Cyrus And Beyonce As The Primary Winners
This year's parade included plenty of debuts from music's youngest stars.
Happy Thanksgiving, dear American readers. As we understand it, it’s time to stuff your face, then kick back and enjoy the parade. In New York this meant the Macy’s Thanksgiving festivities, which included, among other things, multiple Broadway numbers and a whole host of budding young celebrities – from Ariana Grande to Fifth Harmony.
Fifth Harmony made their Thanksgiving parade debut.
MTV reports that the 5H ladies rode on the Pepperidge Farm float and sang their hit “Come Together” for the gathered crowd and the viewers at home. Earlier, the ladies had spoken to MTV about their excitement to perform during the parade, which has been a beloved Thanksgiving tradition since its advent in 1924.
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