Fifth Harmony Named Favorite Band on Social Media at the Shorties

Camila Cabello, Lauren Jauregui, Ally Brooke Hernandez and their Fifth Harmony band mates are the queens of social media.

The all-girl group, created by Simon Cowell on the second season of Fox’s now cancelled The X Factor, has picked up a Shorty Award.

Fifth Harmony

The Shorties, as they’re called, ar doled out annually to honor the best short-form content creators on Twitter and on other social media sites.

Fifth Harmony was named favorite band on social media, beating out One Direction, The Script, Emblem3, Big Time Rush, 5 Seconds of Summer and Tokio Hotel.

Since finishing third on The X Factor, Fifth Harmony has managed to earn a loyal following on social media. The band has 1.17 million followers on Twitter, 436,000 followers on Instagram and 2,768,848 likes on Facebook.

Here’s a look at this year’s Shorty Award winners in the key categories:


Aaron Paul, @aaronpaul_8
#Actress Retta, @unfoRETTAble
Fifth Harmony, @FifthHarmony
Sir Ian McKellen, @IanMcKellen
Patton Oswalt, @pattonoswalt
Paul Feig, @paulfeig
Modern Seinfeld, @SeinfeldToday
News for TV Majors, @N4TVM
Questlove, @questlove
Cancellation Bear, @TheCancelBear
Questlove, @questlove
Scandal, @ScandalABC

News & Media

Billie Jean King, @BillieJeanKing
Jamie Oliver, @jamieoliver
Sarah Jones, @SarahJReports
Kickstarter of the Year
The Veronica Mars Movie Project
Newsworthy Photo of the Year
Pope Francis Introduction by Roberto Luigi
Tyler Graham, @_Tyler_Graham_
Los Angeles Dodgers, @Dodgers
Buck Wolf, @wolfb

Tech & Innovation

Digg, @digg
Boston University’s College of Communication, @comugrad
Terrance Gaines, @BrothaTech
Guy Kawasaki, @GuyKawasaki
Polygon, @Polygon
This American Life, @ThisAmerLife
Black Girls Code, @BlackGirlsCode; Neil deGrasse Tyson, @neiltyson
The Brooklyn Circus, @TheBKcircus
Tumblr of the Year
Amy Poehler’s Smart Girls at the Party
Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, @Jerry Seinfeld

Arts & Design

Rachel Ryle, @rachelryle
Neil Gaiman, @neilhimself
Man Repeller, @ManRepeller
Trent Nelson, @trenthead
GIF of the Year
Matrix Cat
Instagram Video of the Year
I Look Good by Paul Zedrich
Dukk Deuce, @Dukk2
Museum Nerd, @museumnerd
David Guttenfelder, @dguttenfelder; Liz Eswein, @newyorkcityliz
Jullien Gordon, @JullienGordon
Vine of the Year
My reflection is cooler than me by Chad Jaxon Perez
Cupcake Dude, @TheDudeBakes; Pinot, @Pinot
Kid Fury, @KidFury

Global Issues

Against Suicide, @AgainstSuicide
Nature Conservancy, @nature_org
Paulo Pirula, @Pirulla25
NASA Goddard, @NASAGoddard
Sustainable Cities, @sustaincities
Buddy Project, @ProjectBuddy; New York Life’s #KeepGoodGoing; Dr. Jen Arnold, @JenArnoldMD

Garcia & “The X Factor” Contestants Pay Tribute to the Newtown Shooting Victims

This season’s The X Factor contestants, including Jennel Garcia and the members of Fifth Harmony, have performed a touching tribute to the victims of the Newtown shooting…

During Wednesday night’s performance show on the Fox singing competition, the 18-year-old half-Puerto Rican singer, sent home in a shocking exit last month, joined fellow Latina singers Camila Cabello, Ally Brooke Hernandez and Lauren Jauregui – members of the all-girl group Fifth Harmony – and the rest of the show’s contestants this season to perform Michael Jackson’s “You Are Not Alone.”

X Factor Newtown Shooting Tribute

After a short introduction by Simon Cowell, the X Factor contestants — Beatrice Miller, Arin Ray, Diamond White, CeCe Frey, Paige Thomas, Garcia, Vino Alan, Emblem3, Tate Stevens, Fifth Harmony and Carly Rose Sonenclar — each contributed a verse of the song.

The performance — aided by a children’s choir — concluded with the names of the departed students and educators on the screen behind them.

Earlier this week, NBC‘s The Voice honored the victims with their own heartfelt offering of Leonard Cohen’s Hallelujah,” while Bruno Mars performed a beautiful tribute to the victims on The Ellen DeGeneres Show.

Cabello & Hernandez’s Fifth Harmony Reaches “The X Factor” Finals

It looks like Camila Cabello and Ally Brooke Hernandez’s cooing of “anything could happen” has proven to be true on The X Factor

During the Fox reality singing competition’s results show, it was announced that Cabello and Hernandez’s all-girl group Fifth Harmony has advanced to next week’s finals, along with Tate Stevens and Carly Rose Sonenclar.

Fifth Harmony

The all-girl group – created and mentored by Simon Cowellhad to perform for the save in their quest to advance to the semi-finals last week, landing in last place when all was said and done.

But the ladies didn’t let their underdog status affect them this week, giving two strong performances on Wednesday night… Cabello, Hernandez and the ladies fittingly sang Ellie Goulding’s “Anything Could Happen” in the first round, and then tackled Shontelle’s “Impossible” in the second.

“It’s going to be difficult for my girls because the other three are so strong,” Cowell responded when ask by host Mario Lopez on who had the best shot to advance to the finals. “I do believe in miracles.”

And that’s exactly what happened: Fifth Harmony, the group that overcame harsh critiques from departing X Factor judge L.A. Reid, discovered they had knocked out the popular boy band Emblem3 for a spot in the finals.

“I’m very shocked,” said Reid as he learned the news. “Anything can happen.”

So the ladies of Fifth Harmony live to sing another week… And, they’ll have to work extra hard to beat the season-long favorites Stevens and Sonenclar, who’ve battled it out for the No. 1 spot week after week.

But as the lyrics to the song they performed this week go, “anything could happen!”