Fifth Harmony Celebrates 10-Year Anniversary of Their Formation

Fifth Harmony, one of modern pop’s greatest girl groups, celebrated its 10-year anniversary on July 27 — and its former members, now all pursuing solo careers, commemorated the date of the group’s formation with sweet posts on social media.

As the hashtag #10YearsOfFifthHarmony went viral on Twitter and RollingStone ranked the group’s 27 best songs on Wednesday, Ally Brooke, Dinah Jane, Lauren Jauregui, and Normani shared posts, celebrating the anniversary.

Camila Cabello, who left Fifth Harmony in December 2016 to pursue a solo career, was the last to speak on the anniversary, sharing a heartfelt Instagram post on Thursday morning.

“10 years since this fucking wild ride. Crazy to think when this picture was taken we barely knew each other and the journey we were about to go on would change our lives forever,” she said, sharing a photo of the group on The X-Factor. “I wanna remember the laughs and inside jokes and the pinch me I’m dreaming moments.”

She added, “Pls let’s all forget the times when I would do my own eyeliner thx . much love and happiness to these ladies @fifthharmony and thx to the fans who had fun with us along the way.”

On her Instagram story, Cabello — who released a collab with Stromae titled “Mon Amour” on Wednesday — shared a selfie of the group, writing, “Look at these innocent lil babies. We all have armpit hair now! We had some good laughs/inside jokes and a fuckin wild ride. Mucho love and happiness to these ladies.”

Jauregui was the first to address the anniversary on Twitter Wednesday, writing about the how “special” this particular July 27 felt, given her performance that night, opening for Banks.

“It’s the official 10-year anniversary of Fifth Harmony and the gratitude that I have for each one of these women and the experience of being part of something so special sticks with me to this day,” Jauregui tweeted. “Today, I’m playing @RadioCity in NY with my own music. Such an iconic venue and moment and I know it wouldn’t be possible without Fifth Harmony and the amazing doors it opened for me and the incredible lessons it taught me.”

She added, “I feel so blessed to do what I love and I’m so ready for everything to come. Thank you to the #Harmonizers for staying down for us after all these years. You all are magic. Thank you for making our dreams come true together and now individually.”

Normani followed suit, reposting a tweet from MTV with a photo of the group from their time on The X-Factor. “10 years,” she wrote with a set of mind-blown emojis. “Forever grateful.”

The night before, Jauregui and Normani shared a sweet moment on Twitter, with Jauregui congratulating her former bandmate on three Video Music Award nominations for her song “Wild Side” with Cardi B. “MANI!!! Fuck yes!! So deserved!!!! YAYYYYY,” Jauregui tweeted. Normani replied, “My heart. thank you angel. ily so much.”

Meanwhile, Ally Brooke shared a compilation of video clips from “Worth It,” “Boss,” “He Like That,” “Work From Home,” “Sledgehammer,” and the closing scene of “Don’t Say You Love Me. ”

“To the people I met. To the history made. To my life changing,” she wrote. “I’m proud of my part and beyond grateful. 7/27.”

Dinah shared a circulated Twitter meme of the group’s “Work From Home” performance on Jimmy Kimmel Live! “Ahhh how time fliess aha happy 10yrs mijitasss,” she wrote. “love y’all always x.”

The group’s former tour manager Will Bracey shared a slideshow of photos with the women, captioning them: “7/27 — 10 years @fifthharmony my life forever changed and forever grateful.” On his Instagram Story, he added, “God bless you girls for the memories. Will always honor your story… You ladies were lightning rods.”

Fifth Harmony was formed on July 27, 2012, by Simon Cowell on The X-Factor. After finishing third on the competition show, the group dropped the EP Better Together in 2013, followed up by the full-length Reflection in 2015 (featuring songs like “Worth It” and “Sledgehammer”). They released their second LP, 7/27, on the heels of the massive success of “Work From Home,” in 2016. Cabello left the group in December of that year for a solo career. Fifth Harmony would continue as a four-piece and drop another LP, titled Fifth Harmonybefore announcing their indefinite hiatus in 2018.

Ten years after their formation — and four years after the group’s disbanding — each member is now pursuing a career as a solo artist. Cabello released her third LP Family last month; Brooke recently collaborated with Deorro on “La Cita”; Jauregui is on tour with Banks; Normani released her single “Fair”; and Jane is teasing a return to music after dropping “Missed a Spot” in 2020.

This story was updated on July 28 at 2:45 pm ET to include Camila Cabello’s post about Fifth Harmony’s anniversary.

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