Cabello Leaving Fifth Harmony to Pursue Solo Career

Camila Cabello is ready to fly solo…

The 19-year-old Cuban-American singer and member of Fifth Harmony has left the all-girl group.


In a message posted on social media and signed by “Ally, Normani, Dinah and Lauren,” the group writes, “After four and a half years of being together, we have been informed via her representatives that Camila has decided to leave Fifth Harmony. We wish her well.”

The remaining members, Ally Brooke Hernandez, Normani Kordei, Dinah Jane Hansen and Lauren Jauregui, state that they will continue the group as a foursome.

As recently as December 9, when the iHeartRadio Jingle Ball tour hit New York City, the group had announced plans to release a new album. Kordei told radio personality Elvis Duran, “2017, it’s going to be popping,” and Jane Hansen added, “The third album is definitely going to be so lit. We’re really excited.”

Fifth Harmony was formed by Simon Cowell on the second season of the The X Factor US in July 2012. In January 2013, they signed a joint deal with Syco Music, owned by Cowell, and Epic Records, L.A. Reid‘s record label, after finishing in third place on the show.

To date, The group has sold 424,000 albums, 7 million digital songs and earned 1.6 billion on-demand streams in the U.S., according to Nielsen Music.

Their honors include three MTV Video Music Awards, an American Music Award, a Billboard Women in Music award and seven Teen Choice Awards.

In the last two years, Cabello released two singles which reached the top 20 on the US Billboard Hot 100: “I Know What You Did Last Summer” with Shawn Mendes in 2015, and “Bad Things” with Machine Gun Kelly earlier this year.

Fifth Harmony Performs Hit Single “Worth It” with Taylor Swift

Fifth Harmony has a sixth member… at least for a night.

During the latest stop on her 1989 tour at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California, Taylor Swift invited the all-girl group, comprised of Camila Cabello, Ally Brooke Hernandez, Lauren Jauregui, Normani Hamilton and Dinah-Jane Hansen, on stage to perform their hit single “Worth It.”

Fifth Harmony with Taylor Swift

“Scream louder for them than you’ve screamed for me the entire night,” Swift told the hyped-up crowd when introducing Fifth Harmony.

Swift also prefaced the high octane performance by informing the crowd that her shiny blue outfit had been loaned to her by a friend.

“[She’s] in one of the biggest and most successful groups in the world. They have one of the most powerful and loyal fanbases in the world,” said Swift. “They also have one of the biggest smash hit singles in the country right now called ‘Worth It.'”

The stadium went crazy. Swift fit right in with the Fifth Harmony girls, strutting her stuff throughout the performance.

“Worth It” is the group’s third single from their debut album, Reflection, and Fifth Harmony’s first single to sell more than a million downloads.

Fifth Harmony’s “Worth It” Becomes Group’s First Single to Sell 1 Million Downloads

Ally Brooke Hernandez, Camila Cabello and Lauren Jauregui have joined the One Million Club…

The Latina singers and their fellow Fifth Harmony mates’ latest single, “Worth It,” is the group’s first single to sell more than 1 million downloads. Since its release in March, the single has sold 1.2 million digital copies to date, according to Nielsen Music.

Fifth Harmony

“Worth It,” Fifth Harmony’s third single from debut album Reflection, has continued to perform well on the Billboard Hot 100 after becoming the group’s first Top 20 hit earlier this year. The Kid Ink-assisted track stays at its No. 14 peak on the chart this week. And the girls tell Billboard they’re elated — and more than a little shocked — that the song has taken off.

“With ‘Worth It,’ we were really surprised,” 5H’s Normani Kordei tells Billboard. “We love the song, but we were kind of surprised, to be honest.”

“It’s normally the songs that you don’t really think that are the hits!” added Dinah Jane Hansen.

Fifth Harmony tracks like “BO$$” and “Sledgehammer” helped earn the group a loyal fan base, but “Worth It” is growing at radio, up 7 percent this week with 79 million in audience while staying at No. 10 on the Radio Songs chart.

“This is definitely our biggest single to date for sure, and so just to see it continue to climb and see it on the charts with Ed Sheeran or Taylor Swift, or whoever’s big right now, it’s right next to them and right there with them,” says Jauregui. “It’s frickin’ platinum! To say it’s platinum, that a million people bought that song, it’s amazing. It’s so incredible to see that the support has gone beyond our fan base.”

Gomez Earns Her Ninth Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Award

She may not be a child anymore, but Selena Gomez is still the kids’ choice.

The 22-year-old half-Mexican-American singer-actress picked up the ninth orange blimp of her career at Saturday’s Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards.

Selena Gomez

Gomez, who most recently collaborated with Zedd on the new single “I Want You to Know,” took home the KCA for Favorite Female Singer, beating out Ariana Grande, Beyoncé, Katy Perry, Nicki Minaj and Taylor Swift for the honor.

The win breaks Gomez’s tie with Miley Cyrus to make her the most awarded female artist in Kids Choice Awards history.

Meanwhile, Fifth Harmony picked up its first orange blimp…

The all-girl group, consistin of members Ally Brooke Hernandez, Normani Hamilton, Dinah Jane Hansen, Camila Cabello and Lauren Jauregui, beat out 5 Seconds of Summer, Echosmith, Iggy Azalea, Jessie J and Meghan Trainor for Favorite New Artist.

Here’s a look at the complete list of winners: 

Favorite Talent Competition Show
The Voice

Favorite Family TV Show*
“Modern Family”

Most Addicting Game*

Favorite New Artist
Fifth Harmony

Favorite Kids TV Show
“Austin & Ally”

Favorite TV Actor
Ross Lynch, “Austin & Ally”

Favorite TV Actress
Laura Marano, “Austin & Ally” 

Favorite Cartoon
“SpongeBob SquarePants”

Favorite Reality Show
“Dance Moms”

Favorite Movie
“The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1”

Favorite Villain
Angelina Jolie , “Maleficent”

Favorite Movie Actor
Ben Stiller, “Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb”

Favorite Movie Actress
Emma Stone, “The Amazing Spider-Man 2”

Favorite Animated Movie
“Big Hero 6”

Favorite Male Action Star
Liam Hemsworth, “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1”

Favorite Female Action Star
Jennifer Lawrence, “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 and X-Men: Days of Future Past 

Favorite Music Group
One Direction

Favorite Male Singer
Nick Jonas

Favorite Female Singer
Selena Gomez 

Favorite Song Of The Year
“Bang Bang” Jessie J, Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj

Favorite Book
Diary of a Wimpy Kid series

Hernandez & Cabello’s LYLAS Group Advances on “The X Factor”

There’s no denying Ally Brooke Hernandez and Camila Cabello could form part of the next Spice Girls or Pussycat Dolls, especially after advancing to the live shows on The X Factor.

Despite failing to make it to the Judges’ Houses round as individual artists on Fox’s reality singing competition, the 19-year-old San Antonio, Texas native and 15-year-old Miami native advanced to the next round after being partnered with Normani Hamilton, DinahJane Hansen and Lauren Jauregui by Simon Cowell.

LYLAS on X Factor

During their audition for Cowell – this year’s group’s mentor – and his guest judge Marc Anthony, the manufactured all-girl group, called LYLAS, managed to steal the spotlight from the other acts with their rendition of Shontelle’s heart-wrenching ballad “Impossible.”

“We have worked so well together in these past few days,” said Brooke before the ladies met with Cowell to find out their fate. “And we have bonded as not only performers and artists, but as friends.”

During Tuesday night’s episode, Cowell left two of his manufactured groups for last with only one spot left: the LYLAS and the boy band Playback.

“I was very, very impressed with your vocals,” said Cowell to the girls. “But you do understand that when I put someone into the live shows, I have to have total, utter confidence that they can deliver under an awful lot of pressure.”

But in the end, Cowell picked the LYLAS to advance to the live shows, telling the girls, “I I was seriously blown away, as was Marc.”

After dropping to the ground and embracing each other, the ladies rushed to Cowell to give him a hug.