Fifth Harmony is an American girl group formed on the second season of The X Factor (2011). The group consists of members Ally Brooke Hernandez, Normani Kordei Hamilton, Dinah Jane Hansen, Camila Cabello, and Lauren Jauregui. They signed a joint deal with Syco Music, owned by Simon Cowell, and Epic Records, L.A. Reid's record label, after finishing in third place behind Tate Stevens and Carly Rose Sonenclar on the show. Approximately one month following the X Factor season 2 finale, on January 14, 2013, Fifth Harmony was voted the "Next Pop Superstar of 2013" by Popdust Magazine.Three of these covers received public praise from the original artists, namely Ed Sheeran, Ariana Grande and Mikky Ekko. Fifth Harmony was also featured on Boyce Avenue's 2013 EP "Cover Collaborations, Volume 2", singing covers of "Mirrors" by Justin Timberlake and "When I Was Your Man" by Bruno Mars.
On September 9, 2013, the group announced the title of their debut EP, Better Together, which was released on October 22, 2013.The EP debuted #6 on the Billboard 200 and #2 on iTunes album charts.The lead single from Fifth Harmony's debut EP Better Together is Miss Movin' On.The single debuted at #85 on the Billboard Hot 100 during its first week of release, making Fifth Harmony the first X Factor USA alumnae to chart on the Hot 100. The group performed the single for the first time on television on July 18, 2013, on the Today Show in New York City.Within three days of the single's music video being uploaded on Fifth Harmony's official Vevo account, over one million views were amassed. Miss Movin' On was certified Gold by the RIAA in June 2014.
The promotional single "Me & My Girls" was released exclusively to Radio Disney on July 13, 2013.Fifth Harmony also performed the song on the Today Show on July 18, 2013.On July 15, 2013, Radio Disney announced that Fifth Harmony would be the first artists featured on a reformatted version of The Next Big Thing, a program that chronicles an artist's journey from being discovered to becoming music's "next big thing"; with each segment appearing on Disney Channel, Radio Disney, Disney.com, and on social media, as well as live Radio Disney events in local markets.
Throughout the months of July and August 2013, Fifth Harmony performed at shopping malls across the United States in a tour titled "Harmonize America" .The pop-up concerts throughout the city included performances at the iHeartRadio Theater and Madison Square Park.The group was one of the opening acts for Cher Lloyd during her I Wish Tour which started on September 6, 2013.On September 11, 2013 the girl group revealed that they would be headlining their first concert hall tour "Fifth Harmony 2013", playing concert halls in Canada and the US.Their opening act is indie pop band AJR.
Fifth Harmony appeared at the 2013 Teen Choice Awards alongside Demi Lovato to present the Acuvue Inspire Award to Nick Jonas.On October 10, 2013, it was announced that Fifth Harmony will be performing on the red carpet at the 2013 American Music Awards on November 24.They performed an acoustic version of the single "Better Together."
The acoustic Spanish version artwork was also revealed. Both EPs were released on November 11, 2013."Juntos" and "Juntos Acoustic" debuted at 2 and 12 respectively on the Billboard Top Latin Albums chart. The English acoustic and remix EPs of "Better Together" were released on November 19 and November 25, 2013,respectively.
On January 23, 2014, Fifth Harmony headlined the MTV Artists To Watch concert, an annual concert which showcases breakout artists that will be promoted by MTV during the year. The 2014 concert also featured performances by Tori Kelly, Rixton, Echosmith and Jake Miller.
Demi Lovato revealed on On Air with Ryan Seacrest on September 30, 2013 that Fifth Harmony is one of two opening acts for her 2014 Neon Lights Tour playing 27 arenas across North America.
In early 2014, the girl group continued the recording process for their debut album that started in 2013. Fifth Harmony revealed in an interview with Billboard that following the end of the North American leg of the Neon Lights Tour, they will return to the studio to complete their album, which is expected to be released in mid-to-late 2014. Of the new songs already recorded, members of the group have stated that their music is taking on a "more mature sound" and is "more rhythmic... laidback... less pop". Fifth Harmony's fourth headlining tour was revealed at the end of March 2014, titled "Fifth Times a Charm Tour", with dates in Puerto Rico and the US.
On April 26, 2014, Fifth Harmony performed "Miss Movin On" at the 2014 Radio Disney Music Awards at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles. That night, they were announced as the winners in both of the categories they were nominated in, Breakout Artist and Best Song to Rock Out To With Your BFF for "Me & My Girls".
The single, "BO$$", from the group's upcoming debut album was officially announced on 30 May, 2014, when Fifth Harmony played a teaser snippet of the track towards the end of their performance at the Kiss 108 FM Concert in Boston.The official music video for "BO$$" was released on July, 8, 2014.The music video was directed and choreographed by Fatima Robinson.
Vocal group founded by Simon Cowell.
Members include Camila Cabello, Lauren Jauregui, Ally Brooke, Normani Kordei and Dinah Jane.
[discussing what they do before their shows] Normani: We love eating cheerios before the show. Dinah Jane: We also have a fruit platter, to stay healthy. Ally: It's so important to wear something that makes you feel confident. If you don't feel good in what you're wearing, you won't look good. Normani: You don't have to wear something just because somebody else is wearing it. Ally: Right before we go on, we have a group prayer to calm us down and get us pumped!
Dinah Jane: My beauty bag contains all of my jewelry, so if I need more bracelets, I always have them right here with me! I always keep my Polaroid camera by my side, so I can capture the incredible moments I have with my favorite girls! My No. 1 rule is to carry chewing gum with me at all times. You should never be walking around with bad breath, LOL! Ally: Visiting other countries is a dream of mine, so my passport is very much needed! I want to look my best on the road, so I pack some of my makeup to freshen up when I need to. I love my lip balm, so my lips are always moisturized. One of my favorite things to do on my downtime is listen to music. Music is my life, so I can't go anywhere without my earphones! Lauren: I don't wear a lot of makeup on my days off, but I do put on light eyeliner mascara and a shiny lip gloss. Even though I always take pics with my phone, I feel like disposable cameras capture the character of the moment more than a camera phone does. I always have a book with me, because I love being able to learn things from other people's writing. It's a total escape! Normani: I have to carry perfume everywhere so a sista can smell good, LOL. This Justin Beiber perfume was a gift. I love the packaging! I love my lashes, and I actually customized them with our amazing makeup artist, Alexis Ellen! I love bling, so we added a touch of me to my lashes! I have an obsession with hot wings! I'm not always able to have them, but I found a buffalo-flavored Pringles instead! Camilla: My Harmonizers know the way to my heart! They gave me two of my favorite things-pizza and bows-in one cute accessory! This is the bow that I wear onstage. With all the hair flopping and dancing, it's hard to keep in place, so I have to basically stitch it to my brain with bobby pins! I always keep my emergency bar in my purse, just in case I'm craving something super sweet-which is 100% if the time!
[The girls discuss their boy trouble] Ally: I can't be in a relationship[ with someone who's too serious, it's boring. I have to have someone who has a great sense of humor! Lauren: I hate when I have to force a conversation out of a boy. Our conversation needs to flow and be intriguing. Camilla: I can't fight for a spot in [Austin Mahone's] life- I need to feel wanted. If I feel like I'm constantly trying to prove myself, I have to tell him bye!
Oh my God!!! You look so wonderful today. your smile looks extra radiant when you show your teeth. I hope today was a good day, but if not, tomorrow could be the best day of your life. Thank you for being interested enough in Fifth Harmony to read this letter! We appreciate your love. P.S. I used to read this magazine while I was at the grocery store, so it's kind of funny you're reading this now. That being said, I love you and I think you deserve everything good. Love always, Camilla. Hello beautiful Tiger Beat readers! Thank you so much for being so supportive! We love you guys so much, Lauren Aloha Tiger Beat readers! Thanks so much for supporting us gals! Tiger Beat is seriously the "bidness." Much love, Dinah Jane. Hola Tiger Beat, Normani here...Thank you so much for always supporting us and putting up with our craziness. I remember before this journey, I was actually a faithful subscriber of the magazine. It's such an honor to have the opportunity to be apart of you guys!! I love you! I love all of you Harmonizers! Dear Tiger Beat readers, Thank you so much for being so sweet to us and for showing us so much love. I want to tell you that each of you are beautiful in your own way. I hope that you feel confident in yourself and in who you are. Never, and I mean NEVER let anyone put you down. God made you incredible! Sending out all of my hugs and kisses!! I love you! Love, Ally!
[when asked if they ever fight] We usually give each other a break when there is tension. We know that when someone is having a bad day, we should let her have some space. Afterward, it's like nothing happened.
Lauren: The biggest misconception about us is that we're rich. Camilla: We're literally more broke than we were before we became famous. Dinah Jane: We bought something from Goodwill and I tweeted something like "Oh, I love Goodwill." Someone was like "Dinah, why are you wearing cheap clothes?" And I was like, "Because I can afford it and it's valuable to me." Lauren: The other day, I posted a picture of myself at the bus stop because I actually went on a bus and people were like, "Why are you at a bus stop? You don't need to ride the bus. You're rich!" And I was like, "Excuse me, I can only afford the bus." Taxis are expensive. I was so mad. Normani: Even if the time comes when do have money, I like inexpensive things! Ally: We've shared clothes before. Camilla: When my mom and I came to the US from Cuba, we had $100 and the clothes on our backs. It was the same when my dad joined us. I feel like my parents have influenced me the most as a person and in my career. They're the most hardworking people.
Ally: We all went to Santa Monica beach for my birthday. Dinah Jane: We thought we were big girls and we were like "Let's go, it'll be fine!" Lauren: [On the way back, we ran into judge Simon Cowell]. He was like, "What were you guys doing?" Normani: And then we got in trouble.
Camilla: My biggest insecurity has always been feeling like I don't fit in. Ally: When I was younger I didn't believe I was cool. I've found more confidence form our Harmonizers. They make me feel loved!
Lauren: You have to keep in mind that everybody has a different body type. Ally: Learn to accept and love yourself! Dinah Jane: I thought you were just supposed to wear T-shirts and shorts. That was a bathing suit for me growing up! Camilla: You just need to say, "I look so good right now!" It'll start to reflect how you feel. I think how you feel on the inside reflects the outside. Normani: Don't worry-nobody's as focused on it as you think they are! Dinah Jane: You're unique and beautiful just the way you are!