Approximately one month following The X Factor season two finale, on January 17, Fifth Harmony was officially signed by their mentor Simon Cowell to his record label Syco Music, in a joint deal with fellow judge L. Reid's label Epic Records. Popdust awarded them the "Next Pop Superstar of " recognition, an annual competition held for rising artists. Three of their covers received public praise from the original artists, including Ed Sheeran , Ariana Grande and Mikky Ekko.
The lead single from their extended play, " Miss Movin' On " peaked on the Billboard Hot at number 76, the highest charting single from a The X Factor contestant to appear on the chart. Reflection and breakthrough Fifth Harmony performing at the annual National Christmas Lighting Ceremony at the White House In early , Fifth Harmony confirmed reports that recording had begun for their full-length debut album with record producers Julian Bunetta, Daylight, Joe London and multi-instrumentalist songwriter Ricky Reed.
The success of "Worth It" was largely impacted with televised performances on the season finale of Dancing with the Stars and their debut late night appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live on June 18, , alongside Kid Ink for the first time.
On September 23, , the group announced they had started recording for their second studio album. It was later announced that the album's release had been pushed back a week to May 27 to keep with the album's theme of The lead single, " Work from Home ", which features American rapper Ty Dolla Sign was released on February 26, , along with its music video.
The single also became the first top-five for an all-female group in almost a decade, following The Pussycat Dolls ' song, " Buttons " which peaked at number three. By November , the album had sold 1. On December 18, , the group announced that Cabello had left the group   and that the remaining four members would continue as a four-piece.
The group made their first appearance since Cabello's departure at the 43rd People's Choice Awards on January 17, There, they performed an edited version of "Work from Home", and went on to win the award for "Favorite Group" for the second consecutive year. The song was released on June 2, and peaked at number 42 on the Billboard Hot The album was released on August 25, , and debuted at number four on the Billboard On August 9, they announced that they would embark on their third official concert tour in support of the album.
The group released the second single from the album, titled " He Like That ". The music video for the song was released on August 25, , and as a single to radio on September 19, The soundtrack album for The Star was released on October 24, On October 26, they released " Por Favor ", a duet with rapper Pitbull , as the third single from the Spotify re-release of the album and performed it at the Latin American Music Awards.
Magical Holiday Celebration on November 30, They have described their music as having a "retro feel" to it as well.
Normani was named the Diversity Ambassador of Cybersmile foundation after being abused online on the basis of her race. Endorsements and sponsorships Sony Music Entertainment announced that they would be launching endorsement deals between Fifth Harmony and a number of companies, including two clothing lines with Wet Seal.
The first clothing line with Wet Seal was launched in August in stores across America, featuring a collection from each member based on their individual style.