As a judge on reality singing competitions and part of the creative force behind R&B quintet June’s Diary, singer Kelly Rowland has never been shy to express her love for girl groups, a fact undoubtedly birthed from her own introduction to the spotlight as 1/4th of the top-selling group Destiny’s Child. The quartet (and later trio), survivors (all pun intended) of an unexpected lineup change themselves, served as proof that the show can truly go on in the absence or replacement of a founding member.
That lesson is one popular Urban pop group Fifth Harmony is currently learning. Having just released ‘Fifth Harmony: the Album,’ their first LP sans original member Camila Cabello, the ladies expressed worry that their fans, affectionately called #Harmonizers, would not accept them as a foursome.
Those worries were eased when none other than Rowland herself provided some much needed advice and emotional support:
“We were advised by THE Kelly Rowland,” Dinah Jane, 20, said with reverence. “She just told us to, like, let the music speak for itself … and just know your worth, believe in yourself and just be there for each other. So we’ve definitely honed into that. And for her to advise that, like, that says a lot because, you know, she’s gone through the same things.”