But baby, are they worth it?
It's been a whirlwind ride for Harmonizers in recent months, and most of the commotion actually doesn't involve new music. From rumors of a pending breakup to awkward red carpet interactions and Camila Cabello's solo venture, the girls have kept the chatter high. They'll continue that same pattern with some positive press on Friday (December 11) when Fifth Harmony is honored with the Group of the Year award at New York City's Billboard's Women in Music event.
Not only will the pop group receive an award, but they'll also perform at the ceremony, which will be televised on Lifetime on December 18.
Janice Min, co-president and chief creative officer of Guggenheim Media's Entertainment Group, shared her thoughts on the honor, saying, "Fifth Harmony defines the consummate group dynamic: five women with a strong, united voice and a commitment to celebrating female empowerment. In the few short years since they formed on 'The X Factor' this diverse group of women has managed to make chart-topping music, develop a legion of passionate fans around the world and use their platform to promote self-esteem. They do it all so well, the very definition of a 'Group of the Year.'"
While 5H should be celebrated for bouncing from the manufactured "X Factor" stage and on to the charts, landing multiple endorsements and, ultimately, fulfilling 2015's girl group void, one can only wonder how deserving this kind of award is. Perhaps it's only by default since the only other option would be Little Mix. Perhaps they truly have become an idolized pop act for thousands of teenage girls around. Either way, BreatheHeavy is sending our congratulations your way, 5H.
Additional honors will go to Lady Gaga (Woman of the Year), Selena Gomez (Chart Topper), Lana Del Rey (Trailblazer), Demi Lovato (Rulebreaker) and Alabama Shakes' Brittany Howard (Powerhouse Artist). Gaga, Gomez, Lovato and Howard are also expected to perform.