On March 19th, 2018, Fifth Harmony, the singing girl-group that we had come to adore with all of our hearts, announced they were splitting ways after six years of showering us with amazing songs. This did not come as much of a shock really, especially since Camila Cabello, one of the girls in the group had already left two years before to build her solo singing and son-writing career. We all know once one person breaks out of a band, it is as well dead.
The group consisted of Normani Kordei, Camila Cabello, Ally Brooke, Dinah Jane, and Lauren Jauregui.
So now more than a year later, especially with the recent release of Camila Cabello successful album Romance and Normani’s single Motivation, the question that comes to mind is what have each of the girls been up to? How has their solo journey taken them? What next after the Fifth Harmony Hiatus?
In 2016, after her exit from Fifth Harmony, Camila’s career took to the best. She released her debut single Crying in The Club in May 2017 and her debut album Camila in 2018 which reached number one on the Billboard 200 chart with the lead single of the album Havana featuring Young Thug topping the charts in several continents.
In 2019, Camila released her second album Romance with its single Senorita, a duet she sang with boyfriend Shawn Mendez topping the US Billboard Hot 100 and the album having the hugest success.
Normani’s first single after the split was Love Lies, a duet with pop singer Khalid. Love Lies, which was released in 2018 reached number nine on the Us Billboard Hot 100 and later became quadruple platinum certified by RIAA. (Recording Industry Association of America)
After Fifth Harmony’s indefinite hiatus, Normani was featured on songs from Jessie Reyez and Quavo.
She also collaborated with Calvin Harris on the two-track EP Normani x Calvin Harris and released the single Waves featuring 6lack in November 2018.
Her song with Sam Smith, dancing with a stranger, was released in January 2019, reaching the top ten in the UK and US.
Her first solo single, “Motivation”, was released in August 2019, and became a top 40 hit.
After the Fifth Harmony Hiatus, Brooke began to establish herself in 2017 as a solo artist, featuring on Lost Kings’ Look at Us Now with rapper ASAP Ferg in June 2017, and collaborating with DJ Topic on the single “Perfect” in January 2018.
In March 2018, Brooke sang a medley of songs from Oscar-winning films at the E! News red carpet pre-show of the 90th Academy Awards.
Following the indefinite hiatus of Fifth Harmony in May 2018, Brooke signed a record deal with Atlantic records. She released Vámonos, a collaboration with Kris Kross Amsterdam and Messiah, in November 2018.
In January 2019, Brooke released Low Key featuring Tyga, her first single from her upcoming debut solo album, expected to be released in spring 2020.
Jauregui began experimenting with different sounds and exploring solo songwriting and collaborated on songs with Marian Hill, Steve Aoki, and Halsey.
She began working on her upcoming debut solo album in May 2018, signing with Columbia Records.
She released her debut solo single Expectations and its music video in October 2018. In January 2019, she released the song More Than That. Jauregui’s debut album is set to be released in 2020.
Jane signed as a solo artist with L.A. Reid’s HitCo Entertainment.
In October 2017, she featured in RedOne’s single Boom Boom with Daddy Yankee and French Montana.
Her debut solo single Bottled Up featuring Ty Dolla Sign and Marc E. Bassy was released on September 21, 2018, followed by her debut extended play, Dinah Jane 1, in early 2019.f