The popular four-woman pop group has announced on Twitter that they will be taking an indefinite break from the music industry to focus on themselves and their growing solo careers. This tweet went out Monday morning, March 19, 2018, and states, in essence, that the group is thankful to everyone they have worked with and their fans for all of their support. The women of Fifth Harmony believe it is in the best interest of their fans and their art to take a break and “take some time for now…to pursue solo endeavors.”

Fifth Harmony came together in 2012 on an episode of “The X Factor” and though they did not win the competition, they were still offered a record deal and quickly began to gain fame. The group is made up of artists Ally Brooke, Normani, Dinah Jane, and Lauren Jauregui. The “fifth” part comes from former member Camila Cabello, who left the group at the end of 2016 to pursue her own solo career. The remaining four members are, in a sense, following in Camila’s footsteps for what appears to be a natural evolution for the band.

Each member of the group has seen recent success with solo endeavors, and this decision to separate indefinitely seems the logical next step. The quartet still has shows planned in the upcoming months, and has promised that they will go on as planned despite the hiatus announcement. For fans of the group, take heart that the women are each pursuing what appear to be successful solo careers, which means that their sound will never really die out.

When a good group decides to separate, it is never easy for any element of the industry to embrace. But for fans, the best thing to do is accept the choice with grace and wish them the best.