EXCLUSIVE: Fifth Harmony Addresses Break-Up Rumors After Album 2, Reveals Harry Styles Warned Them Not to Split

by Katie Krause 8:35 AM PDT, March 17, 2016
Playing EXCLUSIVE: Fifth Harmony Addresses Break-Up Rumors After Album 2, Reveals Harry Styles Warned Them Not to Split

Fifth Harmony is gearing up to release their highly anticipated sophomore album, 7/27, on May 20.

And Harmonizers are ecstatic for the new tunes, especially after break-up rumors ran rampant when Camila Cabello branched out to collaborate with Shawn Mendes on the summer smash, "I Know What You Did Last Summer."

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"Regardless of everything that's been going on, that's always been the focus, Fifth Harmony," Dinah Jane told ET. "Fifth Harmony is definitely our first love... it's always been the foundation of everything."

Lauren Jauregui agrees.

"I mean, we were just in the studio and we are coming out with an album, you know," Jauregui says, "and that's what happened with that, honestly, at the end of the day... we got a song on the radio right now."

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And for fans who think the band will split up after this album, that doesn't seem like the case either.

When asked if they had plans to continue on to album three, Normani Kordei was hopeful, explaining, "We can't predict the future but we most definitely think that there will be."

Last year at this time, One Direction -- who, like Fifth Harmony, formed on The X Factor (though in the U.K.) -- lost one of its members, Zayn Malik. Months later, the band announced a break. But Dinah says it was actually Harry Styles who encouraged Fifth Harmony to stay together no matter what.

"I remember we were in rehearsals and he came up to us and told us as a group, 'All five of you should be on the same page and the closest things to each other because around all five of you there are gonna be people that are gonna come and try to snatch you, people are gonna try to break you guys apart. So, as long as you five are your best friends, that's the most important.'"

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ET caught up with the band at King Drew Magnet School in Compton, California, on Monday, where they shared advice and personal stories with at-risk Urban Fitness 911 students about the importance of perseverance.

"Just fight ruthlessly for your passion and what your dreams are and you will get where you want to be if you work hard enough," Cabello said during a Q&A session with the youngsters.


"It was extremely inspiring just because we saw a bit of ourselves within these kids," Kordei shared with ET. "We've been in the situations that they have been in before, so we just feel like it was our duty and, like, our mission to kind of encourage them and let them know that there was a way out and that there is hope as long as they have faith."

Watch the video below to see what the girls told ET about what to expect on 7/27.