Fifth Harmony singer Normani Kordei has reportedly signed a new solo deal, sparking fears among fans that the pop group could be set to split.
The group formed in 2012 during the US version of X-Factor, and were reduced to four members when Camila Cabello left in December 2016 to subsequently pursue a solo career.
Last month it was rumoured that Fifth Harmony’s Lauren Jauregui could be moving to Columbia from Epic Records to release a solo album.
Now, Kordei looks to be following suit, signing a songwriting deal with publishing company Stellar Songs, home of Sam Smith. Normani has previously signed a solo management deal with S10 Entertainment.
Fifth Harmony fans have since taken to social media, speculating that the news could mean that the group are to disband.
However, Fifth Harmony recently denied reports that they are set to split, labelling the suggestions as “lies”.
Jauregui recently admitted that the group’s members have discussed the prospect of going solo. “We’re all in a space right now where we are giving each other the space to explore ourselves and be honest with each other and open with each other about what we’re doing,” she told Forbes.
“Obviously, Fifth Harmony is the number one priority for all of us, and we have a single out now called ‘Por Favor’ and you know there’s a lot of stuff coming up,” she added. “Next, we’re going on tour around Asia and Australia. And we just got off of one in South America.”
Speaking to NME recently, Camila Cabello talked solo success and Fifth Harmony.