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Fifth Harmony to take a ‘break’ after 6 years, singers to focus on solo career

Fifth Harmony to come for the TIDES to X charity concert in New York, October 17, 2017. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson – RC17DE9A3F00

It may be a while before Fifth Harmony fans new music from the band: the girl of the group, announced Monday that it is taking a break.

“After six years of going hard, not to stop, but we also realized that in order to remain authentic to ourselves and to you, we do need to take some time now to go on hiatus from Fifth Harmony in the pursuit of solo efforts,” a statement reads.

Fifth Harmony is currently consists of four members: Ally Brooke, Dinah Jane Hansen, Lauren Jauregui and Normani Kordei.

The group was originally formed on the second season of “the X Factor” in 2012 as a five-piece female group, which included singer Camila Cabello. By the end of 2016, the band announced that Cabello had decided to leave and that it would continue as a four-piece.

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As Cabello, Brooke Hansen, Jauregui and Kordei all juggled solo projects during their time with the band.

“We are all very excited and grateful to be able to take this time to learn and grow, creative and really find our feet as individuals,” Fifth Harmony said Monday. “We do this to ourselves to gain new experiences, possibilities, and perspectives that we can bring to our Fifth Harmony in the family.”

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The four female artists also had a message for their fans.

“Our Harmonizers, thank you for everything what we have been able to build as Fifth Harmony,” the group added. “With your love and encouragement, we will continue to build on ourselves, support each other in everything we do, and keep making your proud, another proud and proud of ourselves.”

The group says it will perform the remaining in 2018.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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