Posted On 04 Apr 2016
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Dinah Jane Hansen, Lauren Jauregui, Ally Brooke, Normani Kordei, and Camila Cabello are the fashion forward, musically gifted, boss-ladies of Fifth Harmony.
Their debut EP Better Together, which was released October 22, 2013, skyrocketed to #2 on iTunes and now officially lands the group their first TOP TEN album, which debuted at #6 on the Billboard Top 200 Chart. Since the EP release the girls embarked on their first headlining tour, making stops throughout the United States and Canada. In 2014, Fifth Harmony joined Demi Lovato on her Neon Lights Tour.
FIFTH HARMONY is now back with “Work from Home,” (featuring Ty Dolla $ign) the first single off their highly-anticipated sophomore album, 7/27 and the single is already having an explosive debut week!
After just one day on their #WorkAcrossAmerica radio takeover, the single is already the #1 most added record at Top 40 radio. The track has taken over radio stations nationwide, with an astonishing 172 station adds on impact, nearly closing out the whole format. Entering the Top 40 charts at #32 in less than 24 hours, the single is currently making a splash on Billboard’s real time charts and has garnered over 1100 spins in only 2 days.
This is just the beginning for Fifth Harmony’s radio takeover, as Ally, Normani, Dinah, Camila and Lauren visit a number of designated radio markets this week in an unprecedented support of new music. Having already ignited a social media frenzy over the newest release, the members of Fifth Harmony will visit nearly 100 stations this week, ending their run this Friday with a fan event to thank their loyal Harmonizers. The album is available for pre-order now with the single as an instant-grat with purchase, and set for a May 20th release via Epic/Syco Records.
The FIFTH HARMONY ladies took some time out of their very busy schedule for a fun Q&A with All Access Music writer, Nicole DeRosa. Enjoy their interview below!
You ladies all met on the second season of The X Factor where you performed Ellie Goulding’s “Anything Could Happen,” which was described by L.A. Reid as “a finals-caliber performance.” And Britney Spears called it, “Magic.” What was that whole experience like? How did you ease your nerves performing for the millions of people watching the show?
NORMANI: I definitely believe that it was the biggest transition for all of us . We all grew up singing in our rooms or at a local event but never in front of millions of people . This was our once in a lifetime opportunity so we kinda just took that leap of faith and rolled with it . I personally suffered with my confidence throughout that process but I most definitely learned a lot and took away the tools that I needed to prepare myself for my career & I have gained the confidence ! It was a process that was necessary & made me stronger than I ever thought I was .
Using one word, how would you each describe your band mates?
NORMANI: Ally – sunshine, Lauren- artistic, Dinah- athletic, Camila- corky
What was the inspiration for your single, “BO$$,” from your debut album? What does that song mean to you?
CAMILA: We wanted to make a song that was all about girl empowerment and about being the BOSS of your own life. To me, it’s a fun and sassy way of showing that it’s good to love who you are.
Speaking of, the video for ‘BO$$” is pretty bad a$$! It was directed and choreographed by the very talented, Fatima Robinson. Any memorable stories to share from the set?
CAMILA: Working with Fatima was such an honor. We all felt so inspired to see how she worked and how determined she was to carry out her vision.. She had so many ideas and worked with us to make sure we felt comfortable and loved what we were doing. We all had guacamole and chips after the video was done.
What was it like going on tour with Demi Lovato? Camila, didn’t you cover “Skyscraper” in your room a while back before you met her?
CAMILA: I always say if i told my 15 year old self that I’d be on a tour with Demi Lovato, that would’ve been it. I would’ve just lost it. It wasn’t a dream come true, because I didn’t even imagine that could happen in my wildest dreams. The wildest it ever got was to meet her, but we got to go on tour with her, and i had covered her songs on youtube just two years before. She’s one of the most genuine people we’ve ever met and she’s just as kind as she seems.
Speaking of the tour, what are some things you have to have on the road with you?
LAUREN: I have to have blankets, an extra pillow, my stuffed animals and my phone and ear buds and a book and my laptop.
If you had the opportunity to work with any act/artist from the past, present or future, who would it be and why? If you could spend the day with them, where would you go…and what would you do?
LAUREN: I have four. I would spend the day with Lana Del Rey, Matty Healy, Bob Marley and John Lennon. I feel like the conversation that would transpire would make me cry of happiness and appreciation. I would just got to dinner with them or some place we could sit and talk about a bunch of things.
What was the first song you fell in love with growing up?
DINAH: Growing up , one of the songs I really fell in love with was listen by Beyoncé.
Who are some of the new artists who inspire you? Who is in your current playlist? Any “guilty pleasure” songs or who would we be surprised to find on your playlist?
DINAH: The current new artists that have inspired me lately have been Birdy and Sam Smith:) surprisingly in my playlist I don’t think anyone would’ve known I love classical music . It makes me immensely happy.
Fifth Harmony supports a number of charities and organizations which focus on underprivileged teens and promoting youth empowerment. You ladies launched a very cool self-esteem campaign in partnership with “Do Something’ called #ImABOSS. Can you tell our readers a bit about what that is about and why it is important to you?
ALLY: It’s a campaign that encourages people to empower one another. On a template you write what your friend is the “boss” of (for example Normani is the boss of creativity) and you give that template to your friend and have her take a picture with it! Its important to support one another.
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