Fifth Harmony rang in the year 2015 in Miami with a performance on “Pitbull’s New Year’s Revolution,” which was televised in the U.S. on Fox on Dec. 31, 2014. Fifth Harmony performed “Bo$$” and “Sledgehammer,” the first two singles from Fifth Harmony’s debut full-length album, “Reflection.” The album is set for release in the U.S. and Canada on Jan. 27, 2015.
Other performers on the TV special (which was hosted by Pitbull) were Enrique Iglesias, Fall Out Boy, the Band Perry and Becky G.
On Dec. 4, 2014, Fifth Harmony made an appearance and performed at the National Park Foundation and Google’s “Made with Code” National Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony at President’s Park (the White House) on December 4, 2014, in Washington, D.C.
Meanwhile, Fifth Harmony’s music video for the group’s remake of Mariah Carey’s “All I Want for Christmas Is You” premiered on Dec. 3, 2014. Fifth Harmony is one of the Epic Records artists featured on the seven-track EP “I’ll Be Home for Christmas,” which was released on Nov. 24, 2014. Other artists on the EP are Meghan Trainor, A Great Big World, Tamar Braxton, Fiona Apple, Sara Bareilles and Ingrid Michaelson. Fifth Harmony is the only artist who has two songs on the EP: “All I Want for Christmas Is You” and “Noche de Paz.”
“BO$$”, the first single from “Reflection,” peaked at No. 43 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in the United States. The album’s second single, “Sledgehammer,” was released on Oct. 28, 2014, and reached No. 40 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
Fifth Harmony has been promoting “Sledgehammer” with performances on the pre-show of the 2014 MTV European Music Awards, ABC’s “Good Morning America” (on Nov. 12) and “Access Hollywood Live.” Fifth Harmony will also perform “Sledgehammer” on “The X Factor” U.K. on Dec. 7, 2014. The music video for “Sledgehammer” premiered on Nov. 25, 2014.
Fifth Harmony came in third place on “The X Factor” U.S. in 2012. The group was formed by putting together “X Factor” contestants who originally auditioned as solo singers but were rejected by the show as solo singers. The members of Fifth Harmony are Camila Cabello, Normani Hamilton, Dinah Jane Hansen, Lauren Jauregui and Ally Brooke. Simon Cowell was Fifth Harmony’s “X Factor” mentor on the show, and he signed the group to Syco Music, the company that he co-owns with Sony Music. Epic Records (another Sony Music company) handles marketing and promotion of Fifth Harmony’s Syco Music releases.
Fifth Harmony is the most commercially successful alum of “The X Factor” U.S., which was was on the air from 2011 to 2013. Fifth Harmony’s first single, “Miss Movin’ On” (released in 2013 from the group’s first EP, “Better Together”) has been certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America.