NEW YORK Dec 19 Girl group Fifth Harmony has
The pop group formed out of U.S. talent show "The X Factor"
in 2012 said on Monday that Camila Cabello was leaving the
quintet but that the band would be moving ahead.
"After four and a half years of being together, we have been
informed via her representatives that Camila has decided to
leave Fifth Harmony. We wish her well," the remaining members of
the group said in a posting on Instagram.
"We are excited to announce that we will be moving forward
with the four of us - Ally Brooke, Normani Kordei, Dinah Jane
and Lauren Jauregui - for our fans, " the statement added,
saying the name of the band would remain the same.
No reason was given for Cabello's departure, which followed
Fifth Harmony's last scheduled performance of the year at the
iHeart Radio Jingle Ball tour in Florida on Sunday.
Like British boy band One Direction, Fifth Harmony was put
together by record producer Simon Cowell after each girl
auditioned as solo artists for his TV talent show "The X
Although they didn't win, they went on to become the show's
most successful product, with hits like "Worth It" and "Work
from Home" that led to 10 million in record sales and accolades
that included three MTV Video Music Awards, an American Music
award and seven Teen Choice Awards.
(Reporting by Jill Serjeant; Editing by Paul Simao)