They first captured our hearts on the second season of The X Factor USA. Even if they didn’t win the competition, moments like their final song, the ‘Let It Be’ rendition, ensured Fifth Harmony would endure beyond the talent show. Indeed, a couple of months later their first ever single as an act ‘Miss Movin’ On’, was certified gold. ‘Better Together’, the all-girl outfit’s debut EP, entered at number six on the Billboard 200. Now everyone knew that Ally Brooke, Normani Kordei, Dinah Jane, Kauren Jauregui and Camila Cabello were no longer potential stars, they were stars.
But perhaps Cabello wasn’t in total agreement that the ladies were “better together”; she has officially quit Fifth Harmony. The remaining members of the Miami girl-group revealed the shocking news in a Twitter post a few hours ago. Up to that point there had been little to suggest that the 19 year-old was going to walk out on the band. Indeed, the group had announced plans for a follow up to their latest album ‘7/27’ just a few weeks prior. And the 7/27 Tour came to a successful conclusion just in November, earning the divas a cool $3 million.
— Fifth Harmony (@FifthHarmony) December 19, 2016
However, sources indicate that Cabello’s departure had been a long time coming. There are suggestions she felt she could go it alone, having made a top 20 hit in her solo capacity with pop sensation Shawn Mendes. The Machine Gun Kelly single ‘Bad Things’ on which she appeared peaked at number 10 on the Hot 100 singles chart. Sources close to the band say that tensions between Cabello and her now former bandmates had been simmering for a while. December 18 became an ideal date for both parties to part ways as it is allegedly when Cabello’s contractual duties to Fifth Harmony ended.
Only one big question remains. Now that one fifth of Fifth Harmony has departed, will the group have to think of a name change?
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