Fifth Harmony could be getting smaller this year. Rumors are going around that Lauren Jauregui is going to be leaving the girl group to launch her solo career.
According to Seventeen, Billboard claims that one of their reporters overheard at Sony’s Grammys after party that Lauren is switching labels. The reporter heard that Lauren would be moving from Epic to Columbia records to release her solo album. Both labels are under Sony, but the move could hint at Fifth Harmony’s future.
Billboard has since edited their original article and taken out the part about Lauren’s label move. Seems suspicious.
Lauren wouldn’t be the first person to leave Fifth Harmony. Camila Cabello left the group in December 2016. She claims to have left the group when she was told that she couldn’t have a solo career while being part of Fifth Harmony.
Ally Brooke, who is still part of the group, just dropped her first solo single. But there are no rumors that she is leaving the group. Camila did a few solo projects while still part of Fifth Harmony, but they were all featured singles, not solo singles.
PERFECT IS OUT NOW ON ITUNES!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Oh my gOSH I CANT BELIEVE IT!!! This song has a message that is close to my heart. I hope you love it and I hope it speaks to you like it does to me ❤️ @topicmusictv https://t.co/gVlixttCmg
— Ally Brooke (@AllyBrooke) January 26, 2018
So if Lauren stays with the group while launching her solo career it would be hypocritical. Camila’s solo career has been super successful, so maybe now executives want to capitalize on the girls’ individual fans as well as Fifth Harmony’s fan base. Or maybe the same rules apply and Lauren will have to leave Fifth Harmony to go solo.
Fifth Harmony’s fate is looking a little murky right now.