The X Factor has changed lives for countless stars including, Olly Murs, Little Mix and Leona Lewis, who all owe this show credit for launching their careers. One such name that too got their start by competing in the singing competition is, Fifth Harmony. They are an all-girl band who knows what it takes to make hit music and their platinum selling singles like, Sledgehammer and All In My Head (Flex) show that. The band is extremely popular all over the world especially among teenagers as a result of which they have won ten Teen Choice Awards including two for ‘Choice Music: Group’ and ‘Choice Summer Group.’
Fifth Harmony is now gearing up to play some shows throughout the rest of 2017. The group always puts up exciting shows for their fans. If you enjoy listening to their music then you will surely love their amazing performances live. To attend their concert, all you need to do is get your Fifth Harmony tickets here.
Early Life & Influences
The Florida-based pop outfit, Fifth Harmony is inspired by none other than Beyoncé. In an interview, the group had this to say about her,
“I think because Beyoncé goes for like girl power, it's just amazing how all her songs give you a great message," the group added, "I think that... she knows what she wants, as far as the creativity in it, she knows what kind of beat she wants and what she wants to talk about. She owns everything that she does."
Apart from Beyoncé, the girls have cited, Christina Aguilera, Alicia Keys, Selena, Whitney Houston and Spice Girls as their influences.
Before Fifth Harmony was born, each member of the group, Ally Brooke, Normani Kordei, Dinah Jane, Lauren Jauregui and Camila Cabello auditioned on the second season of The X Factor as solo contestants. As all of them were unable to progress to the ‘Teens’ category except for Brooke who couldn’t make it to ‘Young Adults’ category, it was decided by the show’s judges, Simon Cowell and Demi Lovato to put them together. On July 27, 2012, at The Fillmore, the girls qualified for ‘Groups’ category. After that, the quintet made it past the ‘Judges’ Houses’ round by performing the beautiful version of Shontelle’s hit song, Impossible.
Initially, the group was called Lylas but they later changed it to 1432 as another group of the same name already existed. Simon Cowell and L.A. Reid did not approve the new name and after the quintet qualified for Top 12, it was announced that the viewers will get to rename the band. It was later revealed that the public has chosen to call the all-girl group, Fifth Harmony. The band continued to dominate the competition and made it through the semi-finals. On the top three show, Fifth Harmony sang, Anything Could Happen by Ellie Goulding, Give Your Heart a Break by Demi Lovato and Let It Be by The Beatles. However, their journey on the show ended soon due to the lack of viewers votes.
Breakthrough & Recognition
Following their elimination from The X Factor, Simon Cowell and L.A. Reid signed Fifth Harmony to their record labels, Syco Music and Epic Records respectively on January 17, 2013. A few months later, the group hit the studio and released their debut mixtape in October titled, ‘Better Together.’ It peaked at the sixth spot on the Billboard 200 and featured five songs out of which, Miss Movin’ On was released as their first single. The song was certified gold by the RIAA. The group later churned out four mixtapes more in the same year.
Fifth Harmony’s meteoric rise to fame took place in 2015 when they released their first studio effort, ‘Reflection’. This record brought a lot of attention their way and they instantly became the talk of town. The album highlighted their exceptional singing talents and gave a hit single, Worth It which went triple platinum in the United States. The song also featured in movies, ‘How to Be Single’ and ‘Hotel Transylvania 2.’ In addition, the group also performed this track in many television shows including, ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!’ and ‘Dancing with the Stars.’
‘Reflection’ also became a huge critical success. It was praised by publications like AllMusic, Billboard and The New York Times. Moreover, the record made it to Complex’s list of the ‘Best Albums of 2015.’
Notable Work & Albums
Since their arrival on the pop scene, Fifth Harmony has churned out three studio albums. After the release of ‘Reflection’, the girls came out with their sophomore record, ‘7/27’ in 2016. The album featured guest appearances from three hip-hop stars, Ty Dolla $ign, Fetty Wap and Missy Elliot. ‘7/27’ earned the approval of the pop fans as they became hooked to the songs that it produced including the single, Work From Home. The track was certified multi-platinum in the United States and earned them multiple accolades including, American Music Award, MTV Video Music Award, iHeartRadio Music Award and Kids Choice Award. The record was also mentioned in Rolling Stone’s list of the ’20 Best Pop Albums of 2016’.
In June of 2016, Fifth Harmony embarked on their second headlining tour to support, ‘7/27.’ On December 18th, it was announced that Camila Cabello has quit the group to pursue her solo career.
Fifth Harmony Tour Tickets
Fifth Harmony came out with their third eponymous studio album in 2017. The record peaked at the fourth spot on the Billboard 200 and received three and a half stars out of five from the Rolling Stone. Produced by stars like Skrillex, Poo Bear, Ammo, DallasK and Tommy Brown, the record contained many hit tracks including the single, Down, which went gold in the United States, Brazil, Chile and Canada.
To promote ‘Fifth Harmony’ the album, the group embarked on ‘PSA Tour’ in September. They have so far performed multiple shows in Latin America and are scheduled to take their trek to Oceania in 2018. For now, Fifth Harmony has announced a series of gigs that they will perform throughout the month of December in San Jose, Rosemont, Toronto, Boston and Atlanta. If you want to know how good they are at performing live then attend one of their concerts by grabbing your Fifth Harmony tour tickets now.