Fifth Harmony are officially releasing their third studio album in 2017 - their first without former member Camila Cabello.
To quote one of Fifth Harmony's biggest hits, the group is "movin' on" from the Cabello era. Ally Brooke, Normani Kordei, Dinah Jane and Lauren Jauregui, the remaining members of the girl group, are set to release their new album at some point this year, according to Billboard.
The group is now apparently able to renegotiate their strict deal with Syco Entertainment, after their success with singles has proved they are here to stay.
"The standard contract is worse than a 360 nightmare," Loeb & Loeb attorney Debra White explained to Billboard recently. She added that a group like Syco "gets to be the record company, the publisher, the manager, they have a piece of touring and merchandise."
White added: "If it were me, I would want a higher royalty rate; I would try to get all of the ancillaries uncrossed and limit the amount of product and length of the contract. I would also fight hard to increase the committed money for marketing and promotion, and creative approval."
And an insider says they are in a position to be more in control of their careers, which would include having "more creative involvement and really direct where they want their music to go," adding: "They're a huge name on the Epic roster so it makes sense to keep them there and work on another hit album. While, at the same time it benefits the girls to stay as well and really own the direction they're going in rather than litigate themselves out of a deal."
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Meanwhile, Cabello is going her own way as a solo artist, after putting out two successful singles with Shawn Mendes ("I Know What You Did Last Summer") and Machine Gun Kelly ("Bad Things").
No release dates have been set for either the Fifth Harmony album or the Cabello album.