12.19.2016

Camila Cabello Leaves Fifth Harmony

And then there were four. Fifth Harmony has announced that Camila Cabello has officially left the platinum-selling girl group.

The remaining members—Ally Brooke, Normani Kordei, Dinah Jane, and Lauren Jauregui—shared the news with their fans on social media on Sunday (Dec. 18). “After four and a half years of being together, we have been informed via her representatives that Camila has decided to leave Fifth Harmony,” they said in a joint statement. “We wish her well.”

Despite the major change, 5H will go on. “We are excited to announce that we will be moving forward with the four of us,” they added. “We are four strong, committed women who will continue with Fifth Harmony as well as our solo endeavors. We are excited for our future, and we can’t wait for what the new year brings.”

Just this month, the girls told Z100 that they were planning a third album together. “2017’s gonna be poppin’,” said Normani. “The third album is definitely gonna be so lit,” added Dinah.

5H’s debut album Reflection and their sophomore LP 7/27 peaked at No. 5 and No. 4 respectively on the Billboard 200.

So far, Cabello has not issued a statement on her Fifth Harmony departure, but the 19-year-old is coming off two major solo features. Her Shawn Mendes duet “I Know What You Did Last Summer” reached No. 20 on the Hot 100 last year, while her Machine Gun Kelly collab “Bad Things” is a top 10 hit and has been certified gold.

Just before the departure announcement was made on Sunday, Fifth Harmony performed together for the last time as a quintet at Y100’s Jingle Ball at the BB&T Center in Sunrise, Fla. Following their performance, Camila joined MGK on stage for “Bad Things.”