Fifth Harmony reached the 7th spot on Billboard’s Hot 100 last week with “Work From Home” becoming the highest-peaking song from a girl group in the last 10 years. The previous record-holder was The Pussycat Dolls with 2008’s “When I Grow Up” peaking at #9.
“Work From Home” instantly earned banger-status when it premiered in February, and its longevity on radio solidifies Fifth Harmony as the next major girl group. The #7 spot is the best position a girl group has seen since the Pussycat Dolls’ “Buttons” peaked at #3 in 2006.
“(When we heard the song) we couldn’t help but vibe and love, love, love the track. Just how simple it is… it’s so beautiful,” Dinah Jane told Pop Crush. “It’s just something to chill and vibe to — not too crazy, not so in-your-face.”
“Work From Home” is the lead single from the group’s new album, 7/27, which drops to stores and iTunes in just one month. (Pre-order it here). The album title reflects the date the group formed on X Factor, and singer Ally Brooke says this album has more input from the group than previous releases.
“People will get a deeper insight into who we are,” Ally told Entertainment Weekly last month. “We talk about topics from love to heartbreak to confusion about someone. The main thing for all of us was having a ballad, a slower song. Finally, they get to hear more of a vulnerable side to us! We didn’t really have that in Reflection, and that’s something we all fought for.”
7/27 drops on May 20th from Epic Records and Simon Cowell’s Syco Music. Listen to another new track titled “The Life” on Spotify here.