The group consists of Ally Brooke, Dinah Jane Hansen, Normani Hamilton and Lauren Jauregui. In December 2016, it was announced that Camila Cabello had left the group.
The five ladies each tried out for the show as solo artists but didn't make it past bootcamp. Knowing how talented all five girls were, the judges decided to give them another chance, this time as a group. They impressed their mentor, Simon Cowell, and his guest advisor, Latin music superstar Marc Anthony, with their rendition of the Shontelle hit "Impossible" resulting in them making it to the live shows.
Despite them being a group put together by the show, the girls' willingness to work hard as a group and their personal friendship has endeared them to people, earning them a very devoted fan base.
The girls finished in 3rd place behind winner Tate Stevens and runner-up Carly Rose Sonenclar on December 20, 2012.
Post X Factor USAEditIn an interview after the show, Simon Cowell hinted that he does intend to sign Fifth Harmony to his label, Syco Music, but there had been no official word until January 17, 2013 when it was announced that Fifth Harmony had been signed to Epic Records. The girls started work on their debut album in late February 2013. Their first single, "Miss Movin' On", premiered on Saturday Night Online on June 18, 2013. It was released on iTunes on July 16, 2013. Their promotional single, "Me and My Girls", premiered on Radio Disney on July 16, 2013 with the music video to premiere in the Disney Channel on August 24, 2013. Their debut EP, Better Together, was released on October 22, 2013, debuting at number 6 on the Billboard 200.
The girls' full-length debut album, Reflection, was released on February 3, 2015.
The girls opened for former X Factor USA judge Demi Lovato on her Neon Lights Tour along with Cher Lloyd and Little Mix. The tour started on February 9, 2014 in Vancouver, Canada and ended on March 30, 2014. The girls are currently on the road for their 5th Time's A Charm tour, which kicked off on May 3, 2014 in Valdosta, Georgia.
The girls released a new single, "BO$$", on July 7, 2014. They have been previewing the single at a couple of their concerts. Two sneak peeks of the song debuted on the group's Instagram account on June 30, 2014. The single peaked at number 6 on iTunes and the music video debuted at number 1 on the iTunes music video chart. They later released another single, "Sledgehammer", on October 28, 2014. The song quickly became a radio hit. The girls performed "BO$$" on X Factor UK on December 7, 2014. The album's third single, "Worth It" featuring rapper Kid Ink, proved to be the girls' breakthrough single, becoming a massive radio hit, earning a triple platinum certification in the USA and peaking at number 12 on the Billboard Hot 100. Throughout early 2015 they toured America on their "Reflection Tour", and toured again during the summer before taking the tour to Europe, The Bahamas, and Mexico. The girls provided the single off the box office hit Hotel Transyvania 2, "I'm in Love With A Monster", in August 2015. In November 2015, member Camila Cabello released a duet with Canadian singer-songwriter Shawn Mendes called "I Know What You Did Last Summer, which peaked at 20 on the Billboard charts, and was certified Platinum.
The girls began work on their second album in fall 2015, working with a variety of producers including Swedish hitmaker Max Martin. The album, 7/27, a reference to the date the girls became a group on X Factor USA, will be released on May 20, 2016 with the album's first single, "Work From Home", coming out on February 26, 2016. The single has since become a hit, debuting at number 12 on the Billboard Hot 100.
On December 18, 2016, it was announced that Camila Cabello had left the group but the remaining four members have vowed to continue performing together.
- Reflection (2015)
- 7/27 (2016)
- Better Together (2013)
- Juntos (2013)
- "Miss Movin' On" (2013)
- "BO$$" (2014)
- "Sledgehammer" (2014)
- "Worth It" (2015)
- "Work From Home (2016)