Fifth Harmony’s Ally Brooke dished some details about the wildly popular girl group’s highly-anticipated third studio album during her May 22 visit to the post-Billboard Music Awards edition of “Fashion Police.” The bubbly singer told co-host Melissa Rivers she and her group mates are currently in the studio working on the new record and they’re really excited about it.
“We’re really putting our blood, sweat and tears into this album,” Brooke said. “We’re putting our all into it and we’re having such an amazing time. We’re able to be more a part of the writing process and really bare ourselves for this next album. So, I really just can’t wait for you guys to hear, for our fans to hear.”
The upcoming album is a follow-up to Fifth Harmony’s 2016 release, 7/27, which was the group’s final album featuring departing member Camila Cabello. It peaked at No. 4 on the Billboard 200 Chart and topped charts in multiple countries including Spain and Brazil. The album’s electric lead single “Work from Home” also peaked at No. 4 on the Billboard Hot 100.
Like “The X Factor UK”-spawned boy band One Direction, Fifth Harmony rose to fame after coming in third on the second season of now-defunct “X Factor USA.” The original five members advanced in the reality singing competition as five individual soloists and then series boss Simon Cowell formed them into a girl group at the boot camp level. Fifth Harmony sailed all the way to third place in the competition and went on to become global superstars.
Brooke praised renowned music mogul and mentor Cowell, telling Rivers, “It’s really important for us to be able to have our voices heard and for us to really be involved in this process and he’s so supportive of that. I just really love him and he’s seriously one of the most amazing people we’ve ever met.”
When asked who she would pick as a “fantasy” artist to work with, Brooke gushed about 10-time Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Justin Timberlake.
“I love Justin Timberlake,” she said. “I love how he uses instruments and music and dancing. His voice obviously just can’t compare to anybody else. He’s such an outstanding entertainer. I could go on and on about him.”
Ally Brooke and the rest of the Fifth Harmony girls were named 2015 Billboard Women in Music Group of the Year. They also won an American Music Award in 2016 for Collaboration of the Year for “Work from Home (feat.Ty Dolla $ign). They also scooped up a Best Music Video honor for the song and a Best Cover Song award for “Ex’s and Oh’s” at the 2017 iHeartRadio Music Awards.
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