Fifth Harmony's first EP, which is titled "Better Together," is set for release on Syco Music/Epic Records (owned by Sony Music) on Oct. 22, 2013. Syco Music, Epic Records, Sony Music and Fifth Harmony made the announcement on their official Internet outlets on Sept. 9, 2013.
"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"
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 announced on July 23, 2013, that they are teaming up for a North American tour in September 2013. Lloyd is headlining the tour. Fifth Harmony is 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 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, which doesn't bode well for it being a hit on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
Here are the details about the Cher Lloyd/Fifth Harmony tour:
Sept. 6, 2013: Silver Spring, Md. — Fillmore
Sept. 7, 2013: New York City — Best Buy Theater
Sept. 8, 2013: Philadelphia — Electric Theater
Sept. 11, 2013: Montreal — Corona Theatre
Sept. 13, 2013: Toronto — Phoenix Concert Theatre
Sept. 14, 2013: Cleveland — House of Blues
Sept. 15, 2013: Chicago — Vic Theatre
Sept. 16, 2013: Minneapolis — First Avenue
Sept. 18, 2013: Denver — Ogden Theater
Sept. 22, 2013: San Francisco — Regency Ballroom
Sept. 23, 2013: Los Angeles — Club Nokia at L.A. Live