Fifth Harmony: Five Reasons They’re The Best Girl Group Of All-Time
Admit it! You’re going to be there. You want to be there. If you’re like us, you’ll have to be there!
Fifth Harmony launches their second major headlining tour this summer in Peru. Their trek is in support of their sophomore effort, 7/27.
The album is named after the date the group formed—July 27th, 2012. Exactly four years later, the sensational singers will begin the North American leg of their world tour.
That’s right, on July 27, 2016 Fifth Harmony commences their “7/27 Tour” in Manchester, New Hampshire!
The talented divas are scheduled to perform 33 shows with the last one set for Sept. 17, 2016 (that night they’ll be in Las Vegas to perform at The Joint). You’ll also be able to catch them in Boston, Brooklyn, Atlanta, Dallas, and San Diego.
You’ve got to see Ally Brooke, Camila Cabello, Dinah Jane, Lauren Jauregui, and Normani Kordei perform live. Fifth Harmony is awesome in concert. Of course, what else do you expect from one of the greatest girl groups of all-time!
Don’t believe us? You will.
We’re going to give you five reasons why Fifth Harmony should be number one in your hearts. After reading our list you’ll definitely be a fan and you’ll definitely want to get your hands on Fifth Harmony tickets.
After all, who doesn’t want to see one of greatest girl groups of all-time live and in person? In other words, we’ll see you at the show!
First Reason – Fate Is On Their Side
All Fifth Harmony members auditioned for The X-Factor USA. Sadly, all five failed to make it to the “judges’ house” stage of the competition. For example, Dinah didn’t make it because she forgot the lyrics to her song.
Then in steps Simon Cowell and Demi Lovato. They changed the course of music history forever by uniting the five talents and forming a band. As a unit, the singers were allowed to enter the show’s “Groups” category. They eventually finished third overall.
Originally, they were called “LYLAS” which stood for “Love You Like A Sister.” When they found out there was already another band with that name, they switched to “1432.” That stands for “I Love You Too.”
The powers-that-be at The X-Factor didn’t care for “1432” so they decided to let fans name the group. That’s how they became “Fifth Harmony.”
Fifth Harmony may not have formed organically—they didn’t meet at school and start practicing in one of their parents’ garages—but they’re not a fabricated band like some have claimed.
Their formation is special. They were founded by fate. Think of how many events had to happen in order to bring these five fabulous singers together?
Second Reason – They Have Inspiring Lyrics
Fifth Harmony’s lyrics aren’t vapid. The women sing about a lot more than boys and partying.
Take for instance these lines from “Miss Movin’ On,” the group’s first single:
I took the record off repeat
It killed me but I survived
And now I’m coming alive
That’s a sentiment we can all relate to.
In their next single, “Bo$$,” they continue to inspire with positive messages of self-confidence and independence. We especially like the song’s chorus:
Purse all heavy
Gettin’ Oprah dollars
Then right out of the first chorus, Normani sings:
That’s me, I’m confident
Don’t want yo compliments
Later, all the members “pledge allegiance” to their “independent girls.” This makes “Bo$$” more than a song, it’s an anthem.
Even in a love song like "Worth It,” which peaked at #12 on the Billboard 200, Fifth Harmony healthily balances sex and self-respect:
Give it to me, I’m worth it
Baby, I’m worth it
Uh huh I’m worth it
Sure, Fifth Harmony sings about crushes and dancing (see "All In My Head (Flex)," "Sledgehammer," and “Me and My Girls”) but they always do so positively, without losing their confidence, esteem, or pride. They are truly inspiring.
Third Reason – Fifth Harmony Are Philanthropists
Fifth Harmony has only been around since 2012 but their philanthropy work rivals that of bands that have been around since 2002.
One of the main causes Fifth Harmony gives their time and energy to is anti-bullying. To that end, they have taken part in campaigns sponsored by The Cybersmile Foundation and the executive producers of the Teen Choice Awards.
Fifth Harmony has also joined forces with The Girl Scouts of America, The Ryan Seacrest Foundation, and Goodwill Industries.
In 2014, Fifth Harmony became spokespeople for Aéropostale and Do Something.org’s “Teens for Jeans.” The campaign asks for donations of slightly worn denim to give to homeless teenagers.
To aid the aforementioned causes, Fifth Harmony has recorded PSAs, made public appearances, and performed live.
Their philanthropy work, which has largely focused on youth causes, is quite admirable. It’s easy to be a fan of their music when you know they’re such good human beings.
Fourth Reason – Fifth Harmony Knows How To Get It Done On Stage
Whether it’s performing on The X-Factor or taking the stage during their own headlining tour, Fifth Harmony knows how to put on one heck of a good show.
Over the years, Fifth Harmony has performed at venues as modest as shopping malls and as prestigious as The White House—the women sang Mariah Carey’s "All I Want for Christmas Is You.” Regardless of where they’re booked, the quintet takes the stage with professionalism, energy, and great voices.
Additionally, they have brought the house down on Jimmy Kimmel Live, The Ellen Show, The CMT Music Awards, and Britain’s Got Talent. All four of those performances can be found on YouTube.
It doesn’t matter if the band is headlining or warming up audiences, they always give it their best. In the past, Fifth Harmony has opened for Cher Lloyd, Demi Lovato, and Austin Mahone.
Their first major outing, “The Reflection Tour,” launched in February of 2015. Jasmine V, Jacob Whitesides, and Mahogany Lox were tapped for openers.
“The Reflection Tour” was a huge commercial success. The band played to 16 sold out venues and it was extended twice. Critics praised Fifth Harmony for their vocals, showmanship, and production values.
Fifth Reason – Their Music!!!
We saved the best for last. The biggest reason why Fifth Harmony is one of the greatest girl groups of all-time is their music.
Fifth Harmony blends R&B, both old and new, with pop. All the while, they sound like a girl group, relying on tight harmonies, strong solos, and dynamic vocal acrobatics.
You can sing and dance to their music. To see what we mean, check out the ultra-catchy “Work from Home,” the infectious fun of “Me and My Girls,” the sophisticated “Write On Me,” and the rhythmic groove of “Sledgehammer.”
Many of their songs have interesting and unique musical motifs. The vibraphone hook that runs through “Work from Home,” the crazy horn riff from “Worth It,” and the vocal sample from “Sledgehammer” are just a few of the band’s most interesting musical accompaniments.
Obviously, their strength is their voices. Despite all five women starting out as solo artists, they have a tremendous amount of vocal chemistry. It’s amazing how great they sound together and how they achieved such precision in a short period of time.
Bottom line, there’s not a girl group, past or present, top to bottom, that has more pure vocal talent then Fifth Harmony.