Ten years ago, on July 27, 2012, five dazed teenagers were placed side by side on The X factor arrange. “You are all, as you are, invited to the judge,” Simon Cowell told them, casting the spell that would turn Camila Cabello, Dinah Jane Hansen, Normani Kordei, Ally Brooke Hernandez and Lauren Jauregui into Fifth Harmony. It was his attempt to use the same magic he had recently used to make One Direction superstars, but this time, on a girl group.
From that day until announcing their “indefinite hiatus” in March 2018, Fifth Harmony would buckle down for a roller coaster of drama, elation and seemingly nonstop touring, accompanied by a devoted fan base. to their career.
After finishing third in the competition hosted by Cowell, the band showed up with the tween-bop EP better together in 2013, followed by the feature film Reflection in 2015 (with songs like “Worth It” and “Sledgehammer”), then released his second LP, 7/27, following the resounding success of the hit “Work From Home” in 2016.
At the end of that same year, in which Fifth Harmony reached its peak, 5H went through a difficult transition after Cabello left the band in the most messy way, via Notes app screenshot who revealed that she informed the group of her departure “through her”. representatives”. The band and Cabello would split public statements back and forth, making the split hostile, to say the least.
As a quartet, Fifth Harmony released another album, briefly toured overseas, skipping the US almost entirely, and throwing shade at Cabello at the Video Music Awards, before going on hiatus. (Meanwhile, Cabello would launch his solo career to great acclaim, thanks to the “Havana” chart and other successes.)
A decade after that fateful first day with Cowell, the former members of 5H are now all focused on their careers as solo artists. Cabello is on three albums deep in his run and starred in Cinderella; Normani has collaborated with Nicki Minaj, Cardi B and Sam Smith, and modeled for Rihanna’s lingerie line; Lauren is on tour with Banks after releasing an EP last year; Ally wrote a memoir and competed on Dancing with the stars; and Dinah teases a return to music after dropping a trio of singles in 2020.
With three albums, four versions of the same EP, two soundtrack singles, a collaboration with Mexican legend Juan Gabriel and a song made for a Kohl’s brand, Harmonizers is sure to have their say on what could be the band’s biggest song. This list of their top 27 tracks showcases the versatility, sass, emotional reach, sex appeal, and female empowerment found in all music that Fifth Harmony, arguably one of the greatest girl groups around. of all time, left behind.