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After months of build-up and the most talked about performance at the 2017 MTV Video Music Awards, award-winning multi-platinum selling group FIFTH HARMONY’s third album Fifth Harmony, via Syco/Epic Records, has blasted to the top of the charts around the world upon its August 25 release. The group’s self-titled album is the #1 pop and second-best overall selling album in the U.S., debuted at #4 on the U.S. Billboard Top 200 chart and peaked at #1 on iTunes in more than 53 countries including Greece, Italy, Mexico, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Argentina, Brazil, Chile and Columbia.
In addition to instant fan acclaim – and frenzy, as Fifth Harmony’s loyal Harmonizers immediately launched the album to the top spots on both Twitter and Facebook’s worldwide trending topics – critics have also praised the record:
“There’s plenty of BIG CHORUSES AND EARWORM MELODIES to go around on the new album, THE STRONGEST WORK YET OF THE GROUP’S CAREER. The album… homes in on the themes that have always been at the heart of Fifth Harmony’s songwriting: SISTERHOOD, POWER AND SEX-POSITIVITY” – USA Today
“It’s the group’s MOST COHESIVE ALBUM YET and a SATISFYING INTRODUCTION to what Fifth Harmony can beCAPABLE OF IN THEIR NEW ERA.” – Rolling Stone
“The new self-titled Fifth Harmony album is POTENT and OVERFLOWING with SUGARY PLEASURES, full of MILITARY-GRADE POP PRODUCTION AND LASER-TARGETED SINGING. “Deliver,” one of the album’s best songs, is A SMOOTH BLEND OF BRIGHT POP-SOUL from the early Mariah Carey era and modern-day trap-influenced gothic R&B” – The New York Times
“Fifth Harmony finds the girls CELEBRATING THEIR ARTISTIC FREEDOM and STANDING TOGETHER AS A UNITED FRONT.” – Billboard
The group kicked off their album release with an unforgettable appearance at the 2017 MTV VMA’s, where their performance of “Down” ft. Gucci Mane was one of the most talked about performances in addition to winning the Moon Person for Best Pop Video, marking their fourth overall VMA win. “Down” was also named the Song of the Summer by Twitter, receiving the most tweets between May 26-August 29 in a thrilling win over other summer songs like “Despacito.” Following the VMAs, the group headed to the Big Apple to heat up the stage at Good Morning America as they performed “He Like That,” the new single from Fifth Harmony. The video, released concurrently with the album, has already amassed more than 15 million views on VEVO, and will impact radio September 18.
Working with some of their longtime partners as well as new powerhouse producers and DJs such as The Stereotypes, Skrillex, Poo Bear, Monsters and Strangerz, Ester Dean, Ammo & Dallas K, Dreamlab, Harmony Samuels, Tommy Brown and Sebastian Kole, Fifth Harmony has delivered an album packed with energy, passion, and show-stopping vocals. More than half of the album was co-written by Ally, Dinah, Lauren and Normani, giving listeners a sense of the girls’ artistry, showcasing the confident and empowering collective voice of Fifth Harmony that fans know and love. “Down,” the lead single from the album released June 2, was the group’s fastest rising single ever on iTunes, hitting number two within moments of release. The track marked Fifth Harmony’s best sales debut and was the #1 most added song at both Top 40 and Rhythmic Radio.