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On Monday March 19th, the enormously popular girl-group Fifth Harmony announced that they will be going on an indefinite hiatus to pursue solo projects. 

In a statement released by the group on social media, the group wrote, “After six years going hard, non stop, we also realized that in order to stay authentic to ourselves and to you, we do need to take some time for now to go on hiatus from Fifth Harmony in order to pursue solo endeavors.”

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Fifth Harmony, which originally comprised of Camila Cabello, Normani Kordei, Lauren Jauregui, Dinah Jane and Ally Brooke, was formed on season 2 of the American TV singing competition the X-Factor. They each auditioned individually, and were later put together as a group in July of 2012 in order to progress on the show. They ended up finishing in third place overall and signing a joint record deal with Simon Cowell’s label Syco Records and L.A. Reid’s label Epic Records, with which they put out three albums.

Many thought that the group would disband back in 2016, when Camila Cabello left the group to pursue a solo career. However, the group continued on as a quartet. 

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A source told Entertainment Tonight that Cabello leaving the group was not a factor in this decision and that there are no hard feelings between the girls. “They all decided together that the end of this tour was a natural break and they could use the time to do some solo projects, whether that be albums or something else,” the source said. “They’re happy and supportive of each other. There is no drama about this hiatus.”

While many fans are disappointed the group is going on an indefinite hiatus, many are also excited and supportive of the girls and their respective solo endeavors. Normani spoke to ET and showed her appreciation for all the support, “Oh, I love you guys so much and you made it the best time of my life. I’ll never forget it.”

They did not disclose how long the hiatus will last, but they did say they are “grateful to take this time to grow creatively and really find our footing as individuals. In doing this we are allowing ourselves to gain new experiences, strengths and perspectives that we can bring back to our Fifth Harmony family.” 

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