On Oct. 17, 2013, Fifth Harmony announced on the group's official Internet outlets that the group is doing autograph sessions for Fifth Harmony's first EP, "Better Together." The EP is set for release on Syco Music/Epic Records (owned by Sony Music) on Oct. 22, 2013.
Here are the "Better Together" autograph events:
Oct. 22, 2013: Massapequa, N.Y. — Westfield Sunrise Mall
Oct. 23, 2013: Lake Grove, N.Y. — FYE at Smith Haven Mall
Meanwhile, Fifth Harmony is set to perform on “Hub Network’s First Annual Halloween Bash,” which will be prerecorded at Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, Calif., on Oct. 20, 2013. The Hub will televise the special on October 26, 2013, from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. EDT/5 p.m. to 7 p.m. PDT.
Hosted by Kenan Thompson, "Hub Network's First Annual Halloween Bash" will feature a nationwide Halloween costume competition. Fifty semi-finalists representing each state in America will win a trip to Los Angeles to be a part of the televised costume competition to be judged by decorating expert Martha Stewart, actor Hal Sparks and actress/singer/dancer Coco Jones. One lucky winner will take home $25,000 and will have a chance at a walk-on role on the Hub’s “R.L. Stine’s The Haunting Hour: The Series.” Cody Simpson is performing at the Halloween event, which will include appearances by Bailee Madison, Rico Rodriguez, Keean Johnson, Nolan Gould, Zachary Gordon and Todd Newton.
"Better Together" has five songs but Fifth Harmony's second single, "Me & My Girls," is a special bonus track for those who pre-order the EP on iTunes. As previously reported, the music video for Fifth Harmony's "Me & My Girls" (the second single from Fifth Harmony) premiered exclusively on Radio Disney's website on Aug. 24, 2013.
The five songs on "Better Together" are:
1. "Don’t Wanna Dance Alone"
2. "Miss Movin’ On"
3. "Better Together"
4. "Who Are You"
5. "Leave My Heart Out of This"
An official stream of "Better Together" began on MTV.com on Oct. 15, 2013.
According to a press release, Fifth Harmony will have an acoustic version and a Spanish version of "Better Together." Both versions will be released in 2013 on a date to be announced.
In August 2013, Fifth Harmony (nicknamed 5H) were in New York City for some high-profile appearances, including:
- Crazy Good VMA Concert on Aug. 20, 2013. Other performers at the concert were the bands Hot Chelle Rae and Darling Parade.
- Arthur Ashe Kids' Day performance on Aug. 24, 2013.
- Perez Hilton's "One Night in Brooklyn" party on Aug. 24, 2013.
- MTV Video Music Awards on Aug. 25, 2013.
Fifth Harmony and Cher Lloyd teamed up for a North American tour in September 2013. Lloyd headlined the tour. Fifth Harmony was the opening act.
Lloyd came in fourth place on "The X Factor" U.K in 2010. Fifth Harmony came in third place on "The X Factor" U.S. in 2012. They are both signed to Syo Music/Epic Records, which has mostly failed in getting hits for "X Factor" U.S. alumni.
Fifth Harmony's next concert tour is as the opening act for Demi Lovato on her "Neon Lights" concert trek in North America in February and March 2014. Lloyd and Little Mix (the girl group that won on "The X Factor" U.K. in 2011) are the opening acts on select dates of the tour. Lovato became a judge on "The X Factor" U.S. in 2012.
Meanwhile, Fifth Harmony is performing during the pre-show event at the 2013 American Music Awards on Nov. 24 in Los Angeles. The event will be streamed live on several websites, including TheAMAs.com and Yahoo.com.
Fifth Harmony is also set to perform at KIIS-FM's Jingle Ball at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on Dec. 6, 2013, and at KISS 98.5s Kissmas Bash at First Niagara Center in Buffalo, N.Y., on Dec. 12, 2013.
Fifth Harmony's music sales so far haven't lived up to all the hype that the group has been getting, as evidenced by the unimpressive showing that Fifth Harmony's first single, "Miss Movin' On," had on the Billboard Hot 100, the official U.S. singles chart. "Miss Movin' On" debuted at No. 85 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, and the song peaked at No. 76. The song got a brief sales boost after Fifth Harmony performed "Miss Movin' On" on NBC's "Today" on July 18, 2013, when it peaked at No. 19 on the iTunes (U.S.) Top 100 Songs chart. However, "Miss Movin' On" quickly dropped down to the lower half of the iTunes chart and the song failed to become a big hit on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
Oct. 20, 2013 update: Fifth Harmony is also promoting "Better Together" in New York City with a performance on the syndicated talk show "Live! With Kelly and Michael" on Oct. 22, 2013, an appearance VH1's "Big Morning Buzz Live With Carrie Keagan" on Oct. 23, 2013 and a photo op at the Empire State Building on Oct. 23, 2013. Fifth Harmony also appeared on the Los Angeles-based "The Arsenio Hall Show" on Oct. 21, 2013.