When you think of influencial girl-groups, those like Destiny’s Child, The Spice Girls, and Salt-N-Peppa probably come to mind but there is another that has proved itself worthy to be included in that list.
Fifth Harmony (members: Ally Brooke, Normani Kordei, Dinah Jane, Lauren Jauregui) rose to fame in 2012 after placing third in America’s X Factor competition. Since then the group has released many songs you’ve probably found yourself dancing to during your drive to work.
One such song is titled “Work From Home” and features Ty Dolla $ign. Released March 1, 2016, “Work From Home” quickly became a hit. It debuted on Billboard’s twelfth spot and rose to number four by its thirteenth week. It was also the first top-five single by a girl-group in the US since the Pussycat Dolls released “Buttons” in 2006.
Fifth Harmony ended up topping Billboard’s rhythmic charts with “Work From Home” on May 21, 2016. This is a great accomplishment in itself but even more credit is due considering a girl-group hadn’t claimed that spot in fifteen years. The last one to do so was Destiny’s Child with “Survivor”.
Following their success, Fifth Harmony experienced some difficulties in December 2016 when member Camila Cabello decided to embark on a solo signing career but the other members weren’t fazed for long. In the time since Cabello’s departure, Fifth Harmony has released singles such as “Down” (ft. Gucci Mane) and a self-titled album on August 25 of this year. Songs on the album stay true to the girl’s already-loved sound. The pop melodies and synthesized beats are typically feel-good and convey a confident, “don’t mess with me” attitude.
I expect that with Fifth Harmony’s moxie and talent, they will continue to assert themselves as a record breaking group for years to come and will unquestionably join the ranks of the powerful girl-groups that came before them.
This fall Fifth Harmony will be taking their PSA tour to stop primarily in Latin America. For a list of tour dates and information on where to get tickets click here.