Tuesday, April 23, 2024

Pop: Fifth Harmony Calls it Quits After Former Lead Singer Camila Cabello Breaks Out as Star, Last Album Sold Just 39,000


 Fifth Harmony is kaput. They’ve announced on Instagram that after six years, the girl group that started on the TV show “X Factor” is taking a break to do solo projects.

That’s code for sayonara. Fifth Harmony’s lead singer Camila Cabello left the group last year and broke out as a star with her hit song “Havana.” And that’s how it goes for groups like these– ask the Supremes, Destiny’s Child, NSync, and so on.

The group’s last album, without Cabello, sold just 39,000 copies. Ouch!

It was just over a year ago that I met Fifth Harmony and Camila at LA Reid’s 2017 Grammy lunch at his house in Hollywood. Since then he’s left Epic Records, Camila’s taken off, and Fifth Harmony has retired. Crazy.




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Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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