7/27

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

7/27
7-27 (Deluxe Edition) (Official Album Cover) by Fifth Harmony.png
Deluxe edition cover. The standard edition cover has the same image, but the picture frame is white, and the rest a bright orange color.
Studio album by Fifth Harmony
ReleasedMay 27, 2016 (2016-05-27)
Recorded2015–2016
Studio
Genre
Length34:33
Label
Producer
Fifth Harmony chronology
Reflection
(2015)
7/27
(2016)
Fifth Harmony
(2017)
Singles from 7/27
  1. "Work from Home"
    Released: February 26, 2016
  2. "All in My Head (Flex)"
    Released: May 31, 2016
  3. "That's My Girl"
    Released: September 27, 2016

7/27 is the second studio album by American girl group Fifth Harmony that was released by Syco Music and Epic Records on May 27, 2016. The record is the follow-up to the group's debut studio album Reflection. Its lyrics discuss themes of female empowerment and love. It features guest appearances by American rappers Ty Dolla Sign and Fetty Wap, and hip hop artist Missy Elliott, and collaborations with producers Jack Antonoff, Kygo and Norwegian duo Stargate. 7/27 is primarily a pop, tropical house and R&B record that includes elements of reggae, funk, electronic dance music, hip hop and trap. Unlike the genres explored on Reflection, 7/27's songs incorporate new genres like tropical house. This is the final Fifth Harmony album to feature Camila Cabello, who left the group in December 2016 to pursue a solo career.

The album debuted at number four on the US Billboard 200—as did the third album Fifth Harmony—becoming the group's highest charting album in the US and selling 74,000 equivalent album units (49,000 in pure album sales). The album earned the group its first top-ten entry in the United Kingdom, where it peaked at number six, and a top-five entry in Canada where it peaked at number three. Elsewhere, it peaked in the top tens of thirteen other countries, reaching number one in Spain and Brazil. To further promote the album, the group embarked on its second headlining tour, The 7/27 Tour, which visited North and South America, Europe and Asia. 7/27 received generally positive reviews from contemporary music critics.

"Work from Home" featuring Ty Dolla Sign, the album's lead single, was released on February 26, 2016, and peaked at number four on the Billboard Hot 100, becoming the group's highest charting single in the United States and the first top-five entry from an all-female group to chart in ten years since "Buttons" by The Pussycat Dolls charted at number three. Since its release, the song has charted in the top ten of twenty-two countries. The second single, "All in My Head (Flex)" features Fetty Wap, and released on May 31, 2016, charting within the top forty of the US Billboard Hot 100 and eight other countries, earning the group its fourth US top 40 entry. Two promotional singles, "The Life" and "Write on Me", were made available before the album's release. The third single from the album, "That's My Girl", was sent to contemporary hit radio on September 27, 2016. The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) certified 7/27 Platinum for combined sales, streaming and track equivalent units of 1,000,000 (220,000 in pure album units).

Background and production[edit]

Fifth Harmony's full-length debut album Reflection, which was released in January 2015 through Epic Records and Syco Music, introduced the group into the music industry and gave them credibility and popularity. The tracks "Boss", "Sledgehammer" and "Worth It" were released as singles, the latter being the most successful, reaching number 12 on US Billboard Hot 100 chart.[3] The album was also supported by the group's first headlining concert tour called The Reflection Tour, with various live performances in the North America, Europe and Asia. In 2015, the group was awarded "Group of the Year" at the Billboard Women in Music event.[4]

Due to Fifth Harmony's positive commercial performance and accomplishments that year, Epic Records decided to develop the group's career, managing new recording sessions for its second album in September 2015, for which a release date of December 2015 was announced. The date was abandoned so the group could spend more time recording and organizing material.[5] In conversation with Brennan Carley from Spin, Lauren Jauregui said the album would be released in "early 2016" and they were "putting final touches on it".[6] Epic announced a release date of May 20, 2016, but this was later postponed by one week to May 27 to keep with the theme of 27.[7] The following day, digital music platform iTunes updated the track list with two tracks under the explicit label, making this Fifth Harmony's first release to contain explicit lyrics. Each track was announced hourly through the group's Instagram page on April 28, 2016.[8]

Recording[edit]

A black room containing video screens, a large mixing desk and three swivel chairs.
Part of the album was recorded at Westlake Recording Studios (pictured) located in Los Angeles.

In an interview with Billboard on September 21, 2015, Cabello said Fifth Harmony was about to start the recording the album, that they had received some demos and the members were "super excited" about some of them.[9] After finishing the second leg of its summer tour in October 2015, the group entered a studio in Los Angeles to start recording the second project. The group's initial sessions were at Max Martin's writing camp, where they worked with several music producers, including Martin, Lukas Loules, Dr. Luke, Mitch Allan and Jason Evigan.[5] In a studio with Martin, they recorded four to five songs a day to experiment with sounds and vocal techniques. Jauregui said Martin was in "great spirit the whole time", creating a "good vibe for recording".[10] As of November 2015, the group had finished six tracks for the album but these were ultimately removed from it. Only two songs created at MXM Studios—"That's My Girl" and "The Life", both of which were written by Tinashe and Alexander Kronlund, and produced by Lukas Loules—were included on the final cut.[11]

Searching for a more "soulful" and "emotional" project, the group wanted to focus its energy on songs about heartbreak and romance.[12] Fifth Harmony worked with Tor Erik Hermansen and Mikkel Storleer Eriksen, known collectively as Stargate, who had produced "Worth It". [5] They recorded a considerable number of tracks produced by Stargate at Westlake Recording Studios in Los Angeles, two of which were finished by Norwegian DJ Kygo, who added his characteristic beat to "Squeeze" and "Write on Me".[11] During the sessions at Westlake Studios, the group had more involvement with co-writing "All In My Head (Flex)", a song initially developed by songwriters Priscilla Renea, Simon Wilcox, Benny Blanco, Julia Michaels, Brian Garcia and Nolan Lambroza—who were also included in the production team that helped structure the album. American singer-songwriter Victoria Monét produced the vocal performances for more than half of the songs in the album.[11]

American producers Ammo and DallasK created the lead single "Work from Home" with Jude Demorest, Alexander Izquierdo, and Brian Lee.[11] The song came to the group after its A&R Joey Arbagey played it during a meeting to discuss the album direction; the members responded positively to the song, mostly for its "laid-back" and "chill" atmosphere that featured "a kind of urban pocket". They immediately recorded the track at Windmark Recording Studios.[13] "Not That Kinda Girl" was written by Aaron Pearce and Jared Cotter. After finishing the track, the group felt it was "incomplete" and suggested the presence of a rapper would fit the production; the group members contacted Missy Elliot, who accepted their invitation to write and record a verse for the song.[14] The production team for the album was The Monsters and the Strangerz ("I Lied"), BloodPop ("Scared of Happy"), Jack Antonoff (who wrote "Dope" with Julia Michaels and Justin Tranter) and Tommy Brown ("No Way").[11]

Title and artwork[edit]

The album's title 7/27 refers to July 27, 2012, the date on which Fifth Harmony was formed on The X Factor. It was based on the members' identification with the music of the album, which they felt is more mature and personal than their previous release and selected a title to represent their growth as a group. Dinah Jane told Spin; "It's a side of Fifth Harmony that no one's really seen. In the beginning, we were super happy. Our first album was very jumpy. This time, we're showing who Fifth Harmony really is behind closed doors."[5] The album's artwork and promotional pictures were photographed by Sasha Samsonova in a Californian desert; stylist Zoe Costello designed the costumes, the group's hair was styled by Clyde Haygood and Randy Stodghill, and makeup was done by Mylah Morales and Clarissa Luna. Samsonova said; "I love being on an all-girl set as it feels like a little family. When girls come together on set with an urge to create something great, there's nothing that can stop them."[15]

The artwork shows the group on a desert road with a black car against a backdrop of mountains and a blue sky. In an interview with Music Choice, Cabello said the group was "really excited" about the album cover and proud of the visuals on the photoshoot because it represents the members' individuals aesthetics, describing the image as "kind of like a super glam fashion shot" that shows every member's style harmonizing with the others.[16] The album's booklet contains photographs of each member posing in front of a gray t-top car. The title and the cover of the album were unveiled on February 25, 2016, on the group's official Instagram account with the caption; "We know there has been a lot of talk, but we wanted you to hear this from us ... Our new album 7/27 is coming May 20th".[17]

Composition[edit]

Five young women wearing black clothing sitting on tall chairs in a line on a stage.
Fifth Harmony performing on the 7/27 Tour in 2016

In conversation with Billboard, Epic Records' chairman and CEO L.A. Reid said 7/27 reflected the music that was predominating and growing into the mainstream in 2015 and early 2016, describing the album as a "modern" pop project. He affirmed that the group adapted their music to the current sound of radio at the moment, exemplifying the album Purpose (2016) by Justin Bieber and the music of DJs Calvin Harris, Skrillex and Diplo.[18] 7/27's production can be considered more commercially viable than that of Fifth Harmony's previous album Reflection. Representing an extension of the band's musical catalog, much of the album consists of Electronic dance music (EDM) and tropical house,[1] and like Reflection, this album incorporates urban contemporary music genres like R&B, hip hop and trap music. The album also has a funk-inspired track. Gerrick D. Kennedy from Los Angeles Times commented that the group explored more "radio trends on the bulk of the album";[1] while, The Atlantic's Spencer Kornhaber said the sound on the album was becoming "very familiar to the average radio listener".[19]

Reflection was constructed from a feminist perspective using hip-hop and R&B as a support for its empowered content; 7/27, however, veers into a softer side with mid-tempo ballads driven by acoustic guitar chords and minimalist elements. According to Matt Collar from AllMusic, the album has the same "slick, contemporary R&B sound accented by a confident, feminist-informed attitude" as Reflection.[2] The most tropical songs are crafted using elements from Caribbean music genres such as reggae, dancehall, soca music and ska in its beats and instrumentation.[20] Rolling Stone's writer Christopher R. Weingarten said the beats of the record are "mostly booming or bouncy" and the "swagger is all over the place".[21] The album has 15 tracks;[note 1] its standard edition has 10 tracks while the deluxe edition has 12.[24][25]

Songs and lyrical content[edit]

7/27's first track "That's My Girl" delivers a message of female empowerment.[1][21] Its instrumentation includes "brassy horns, heavy bass, and an electronic drumroll".[26] Gerrick D. Kennedy called the song a "horn driven bombast".[1] The second track and lead single "Work from Home" incorporates elements of trap music with tropical beats.[27][20] The song conveys a sexual tone using "work" as a euphemism for sexual seduction with synthesized hand-claps and heavy bassline. It contains a guest appearance by Ty Dolla $ign, who complemented the song's lyrical content using several sexual references.[28] "The Life" has been described as a "danceable production, with a tropically-tinged drop building to a purely-pop chorus".[29] According to Peter Meister from Sputnikmusic, it contains "eurodance-inspired beachhead synths that zoom across the bustling bass whilst they're singing of how far they've come".[30] Its lyrics celebrates self-love and lifestyle with Fifth Harmony singing about "getting down on a beach in Dubai".[30]

"Write On Me" is a tropical house song that has a characteristic soft production that blends acoustic guitar chords, pan flute synths, finger-snaps and tambourines.[31] Lyrically, the song uses the human body as a metaphor to tell a lover to write their strengths, flaws and truths, exposing their true selves to the narrator. The fifth track "I Lied" is an upbeat trap song that makes use of heavy kick drums, finger-snaps and a minimalist piano during the pre-chorus and bridge.[32] Lewis Corner of Digital Spy noted that the song "centres around high-pitched squiggles Diplo and Skrillex like to use".[27] "All In My Head (Flex)" features hip hop recording artist Fetty Wap and contains an interpolation of the 1995 song "Flex" by Mad Cobra. In contrast to the tropical sound of the album, "All In My Head (Flex)" blends reggae and pop music with elements of trap music.[33][21] Additional instrumentation on the song includes a plucky guitar, synths and industrialized percussion.[30]

Another tropical house song, "Squeeze" is built on a rousing kickbeat and features the group harmonizing over pulsating piano notes and auto-tuned vocal samples. It has been described as "a breezy, generic foot-stomper".[1][27] "Gonna Get Better" is a remake of Vybz Kartel's song "Gon' Get Better" that contains a pulsating dancehall beat backed by acoustic guitar, synths and snaps.[26] The song serves as a female representation of Kartel's version in which the protagonist says she will not leave her lover for another person. These interpretations are shown mainly in the chorus; "I won't leave you for a money man/No matter what we go through". According to Spencer Kornhaber of The Atlantic, the lyrics of "Gonna Get Better" find Fifth Harmony singing about sticking with a guy even when he can’t pay for nice things". [19] Matt Collar from AllMusic wrote that songs like "Squeeze", "I Lied" and "Write On Me" have a pleasant, mid-tempo, adult contemporary vibe.[2] "Scare of Happy" has an uptempo beat that draws from soca and house genres; Lewis Corner described it as "vibrant house-pop fizz".[27] The track's lyrics express vulnerability; the group sings about being scared of a response to a real love.[1][34]

The tenth track "Not That Kinda Girl" featuring rapper Missy Elliot is a funk-inspired song with 1980s synths that string together with clinking clapping bass.[30][1] Its retro sound received comparisons with works by singers Prince and Janet Jackson that have similar aesthetics and throwback "funky" sounds.[27][29] The lyrics express an empowered feminist attitude and the group asserts they are not "that kind of girls" and warn men not to incorrectly classify them based on their attractiveness. The verses from Elliot support the message; "See, I'm not the kinda girl you can freak on the first date/I'm straight, that's right, I'll make ya wait". The slow jam "Dope" features Jauregui singing "I don't know what else to say but you're pretty fuckin' dope/just so you know" with contradicting emotions, culminating in spacial harmonies that surround and abide with the pulsating synths.[30] The deluxe edition of the album concludes with "No Way", in which the group sings over a tumbling beat and light electronic effects; the track is downbeat compared with the rest of the album.[27]

Release and promotion[edit]

After announcing the album artwork for 7/27, Fifth Harmony released the lead single "Work from Home", which was performed for the first time at the annual post-Oscars show and broadcast by Live! with Kelly and Michael.[35] Recreating the set of the music video and wearing the same costumes, the group performed the song on Jimmy Kimmel Live! on March 24, 2016.[36] They also promoted the song on several television programs including The Ellen DeGeneres Show and 2016 Billboard Music Awards alongside Ty Dolla Sign on May 22, 2016. Following the event, they debuted "All In My Head (Flex)" during an encore performance on Xfinity.[37][38]

Five young women wearing white outfits consisting of short skirts and body-hugging tops are standing on a stage.
Fifth Harmony performing during the 7/27 Tour in Curitiba, Brazil, on June 28, 2016.

On May 20, 2016, the group announced its second headlining tour, confirming 33 show dates in North America.[39][40] To commemorate the album's release, Twitter added an exclusive, original emoji that appeared when users hashtagged "#5H727". The group also hosted an event at which the members gave fans virtual autographs; fans would tweet a photograph of the album using the tag #SignMe to win a physical copy signed by the members.[41] Fans who pre-ordered copies of the album via FYE received a wristband that gave them access to signing events on May 30, May 31 and June 3 in Los Angeles, San Francisco and London.[42][43]

Fifth Harmony's second worldwide tour, The 7/27 Tour, started on June 22, 2016, in Lima, Peru; its South American leg visited five cities in Brazil, Argentina and Chile. During the tour, the group appeared on some talk shows and performed "Work from Home" and "All In My Head (Flex)".[44] In July 2016, they visited Tokyo, Japan, to perform at the Line Music Express event following the last show in Brazil.[45] The North American leg began on July 27, 2016, in Manchester, New Hampshire, the date referencing the album's title and the fourth anniversary of the group's formation. On June 21, 2016, the group announced the European leg of the tour with 23 dates starting in Dublin, Ireland, on October 4 and finishing on October 29, 2016, in Antwerp, Belgium.[46] Following Camila Cabello's departure from the group, Fifth Harmony announced a new Asian leg for the tour, which also visited several festivals and shows in America.

Singles[edit]

The album's lead single, "Work from Home" was released on February 26, 2016 along with the album's pre-order. It was written by Joshua Coleman, Jude Demorest, Dallas Koehlke, Ty Dolla Sign, Alexander Izquierdo and Brian Lee. The song's music video was directed by Director X and was released on the official release date. It features the vocals of and appearance by American recording artist Ty Dolla Sign.[47] The song debuted at number 12 on the Billboard Hot 100 and reached number four in its 13th week, making it the group's highest charting single in the United States.[48] Internationally, the song peaked within the top tens of twenty-five countries and become the group's highest-charting single in the Netherlands, Germany, Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the United Kingdom.[49][50][51][52]

The second single "All in My Head (Flex)" featuring rapper Fetty Wap was serviced to radio stations on May 31, 2016.[53] The music video was released on June 23, 2016. The song debuted at number 78 on the Billboard Hot 100 and peaked at 24. Since its release, the song charted within the top tens of Hungary and New Zealand, peaking in the top twenty of Australia and reaching the top forties of Canada, Ireland, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom. In the United States, the single was certified platinum for selling combined sales and streaming of one million equivalent units. It was also certified platinum in Australia and Canada, and silver in the United Kingdom.[52][54][55][56]

The third and final single "That's My Girl" was serviced to contemporary hit radio on September 27, 2016.[57] Since its release, the song peaked at 73 on the Billboard Hot 100 and was certified gold for selling combined sales and streaming of 500,000 equivalent units. The music video was released on September 19, 2016. An alternate music video that features scenes from the web series DC Super Hero Girls and the movie DC Super Hero Girls: Hero of the Year was released on September 28, 2016.[58]

Promotional singles[edit]

"The Life" was released as the first promotional single on March 24, 2016. It made its chart debut in the United Kingdom, peaking at number 97 on the Official Charts and at number-one on the Bubbling Under Hot 100 chart.[59][60]

"Write On Me" was released as the second promotional single on May 5, 2016. A music video for the song was released the following day on the group's Vevo channel and features all five members singing under spotlights while sitting on stools in a black-and-white setting.[61]

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
AnyDecentMusic?6.6/10[62]
Metacritic70/100[63]
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic3/5 stars[2]
The AtlanticPositive[19]
The Boston Globepositive[64]
Digital Spy4/5 stars[27]
Entertainment WeeklyB[65]
Idolator3.5/5 stars[26]
Pitchfork6.2/10[66]
Rolling Stone3/5 stars[21]
USA Today2.5/4 stars[67]
Spin6/10[68]

At Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, the album received an average score of 70, which indicates "generally favorable reviews", based on 7 reviews.[63] Matt Collar of AllMusic was positive, calling it a "sophisticated production that finds the all-female outfit nicely transitioning from the brash ingenues who finished third on the second season of The X Factor into reliably mature pop divas". He noted that while 7/27 "isn't quite as loose or as fun as one might hope", Fifth Harmony prove they can balance "youthful swagger with grown-up sophistication".[2] Praising the mature environment, Nolan Feeney of Entertainment Weekly named it "deep, vulnerable, personal--these were some of the quintet's stated goals for 7/27. It's not a bad look by any means."[65]

Maura Johnston of The Boston Globe stated that "the group's power has always come from its Spice Girls-like ability to form a massive unit of self-actualization, and the peppy 7/27 has no shortage of that, both lyrically and musically".[64] According to Lewis Corner of Digital Spy, "while the debut album Reflection was a mixed bag in terms of styles, 7/27 is a cleverly structured collection. The uptempo numbers pop off with confidence, while the slower tracks barely detract from the overall energy of the record. There's sass, there's vulnerability, there's sexiness; it draws upon all the emotions a great pop album craves."[27] Christopher R. Weingarten of Rolling Stone said the album "isn't a massive step forward, but with a constant bombardment of hooks, high energy and incredible harmony there's not much time to catch your breath to compare".[21] While reviewing the album along with Ariana Grande's Dangerous Woman (2016), Spencer Kornhaber of The Atlantic discussed the tendency to portray one gender’s goodness and badness as being tied to promiscuity and material desperation present in pop music, and wrote that "Not That Kinda Girl" is a "rare finger-wagging formulation of a viewpoint otherwise contained in affirmations".[19]

Some reviews, however, were less positive. In a mixed review, Brian Josephs of Spin referred to "I Lied" as the point where the album "regresses into blandness". He also comments on the way the group faced a "personality crisis" on Reflection that was not resolved in this record.[68] Pitchfork editor Katherine St. Asaph shared similar sentiments, commenting that several songs "suffer from brutally protracted lyrical metaphors that function as near-parodies of pop song form" and that the group establishes neither a "sonic identity, nor a lyrical identity beyond vague empowerment". She notes how the album "dutifully triangulates every trend and radio format of the past couple years" and praised the group for their distribution of vocals.[66] Writing for Renowned for Sound, Christoper Bohlsen disliked the tropical house genre on the record, saying this musical style "doesn’t suit" Fifth Harmony because they sound "anonymous" singing over "Kygo-styled beats". Bohlsen called 7/27 a "solid pop album that manages to stand out from the crowd, with catchy singles, and a sense of confidence that can’t be found anywhere else".[69]

Commercial performance[edit]

In the United States, 7/27 debuted at number four on the Billboard 200, earning 74,000 equivalent album units (49,000 in pure album sales) in its first week and becoming the group's highest charting album to date.[70] As of August 2017, according to Nielsen SoundScan the album had sold over 200,000 copies and over 800,000 album-equivalent units in the US.[71]

In Europe, 7/27 debuted at number six on the United Kingdom's Official Charts Company, marking the group's first top-ten debut, and has since sold 40,000 copies there. The album also reached number one in both Spain and Brazil, becoming the group's first album to top both charts. The album charted in the top tens of 13 other countries and the top twenties of three countries.[72][73] 7/27 has accumulated 1.6 million equivalent album units worldwide as on November 2016, according to Billboard.[74]

The album debuted at number 20 in Japan on the Oricon Albums Chart, making it the group's first album to chart in Japan;[75] it dropped to number 22 in its second week on the chart.[76]

Track listing[edit]

7/27 – Standard edition[24]
No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
1."That's My Girl"
  • LULOU
  • Alex Purple
  • Tryna Loules[a]
3:24
2."Work from Home" (featuring Ty Dolla $ign)3:34
3."The Life"
  • Kachingwe
  • Kronlund
  • Loules
  • LULOU
  • T. Loules[a]
3:20
4."Write on Me"3:39
5."I Lied"
3:23
6."All in My Head (Flex)" (featuring Fetty Wap)
3:30
7."Squeeze"
  • Hermansen
  • Eriksen
  • Gørvell-Dahll
  • Lambroza
  • Renea
  • Wilcox
  • Stargate
  • Kygo
  • Renea[a]
3:33
8."Gonna Get Better"
Stargate3:36
9."Scared of Happy"
3:23
10."Not That Kinda Girl" (featuring Missy Elliott)
  • Pearce
  • Tommy Parker[a]
3:11
Total length:34:33

Notes

  • ^[a] signifies a vocal producer
  • ^[b] signifies an additional producer

Sample credits

  • "All in My Head (Flex)" contains a portion of the composition "Flex", written by Ewart Brown, Clifton Dillon, Richard Foulks, Herbert Harris, LeRoy Romans, Lowell Dunbar, Brian Thompson and Handel Tucker.

Personnel[edit]

Credits adapted from 7/27 [11]

Locations

Vocals

Technical

  • Miles Walker – engineer, mixing
  • Ryan Jumper – assistant engineer, mixing assistant

Visuals and imagery

Charts[edit]

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Brazil (Pro-Música Brasil)[110] 3× Platinum 120,000
Canada (Music Canada)[111] Platinum 80,000^
Denmark (IFPI Denmark)[112] Gold 10,000^
Philippines (PARI)[113] Platinum 15,000
Poland (ZPAV)[114] Gold 10,000*
Singapore (RIAS)[115] Gold 5,000
Taiwan (RIT)[116] Gold 5,000
United Kingdom (BPI)[117] Silver 60,000^
United States (RIAA)[118] Platinum 1,000,000double-dagger

*sales figures based on certification alone
double-daggersales+streaming figures based on certification alone

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Voicemail" serves as a bonus track in the Napster version of the album, while the Japanese edition contributed with two additional songs ("Big Bad Wolf" and "1000 Hands").[22][23]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i D. Kennedy, Gerrick (May 27, 2016). "Fifth Harmony's '7/27' is largely a reminder of its strengths". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved January 29, 2017.
  2. ^ a b c d e Collar, Matt (May 26, 2016). "7/27 – Fifth Harmony". AllMusic. Retrieved May 26, 2016.
  3. ^ Martins, Chris (May 5, 2016). "Billboard Cover: Fifth Harmony on Surviving Pop-Star Fame and 'Finally Having a Damn Voice'". Billboard. Retrieved March 11, 2018.
  4. ^ Platon, Adelle (December 11, 2015). "Fifth Harmony Receives Group of the Year Honor at Billboard Women in Music 2015". Billboard. Retrieved February 11, 2018.
  5. ^ a b c d Carley, Brennan (October 30, 2015). "Fifth Harmony's Dinah Jane Hansen Says '5H2′ Is Better, Bolder, and Realer". Spin. Retrieved January 8, 2017.
  6. ^ Carley, Brennan (December 11, 2015). "Fifth Harmony's Lauren Jauregui Offers Updates on '5H2′". Spin. Retrieved February 11, 2017.
  7. ^ Greenwald, Morgan (April 22, 2016). "Fifth Harmony Reveals New '7/27' Album Release Date: Watch". Billboard. Retrieved February 11, 2018.
  8. ^ "#727Tracklist • fifthharmony.co/727". fifthharmony. Instagram. April 28, 2016. Archived from the original on March 18, 2018. Retrieved February 11, 2018.
  9. ^ Kappes, Serena (September 21, 2015). "Fifth Harmony's Camila Cabello Reveals New Album Is on the Way at iHeartRadio Music Festival 2015". Billboard. Retrieved March 10, 2018.
  10. ^ Lipshutz, Jason (October 20, 2015). "Fifth Harmony's Lauren Jauregui: Max Martin Helping with 'More Soulful' Second Album". Billboard. Retrieved February 6, 2018.
  11. ^ a b c d e f 7/27 (Media notes). Fifth Harmony. Epic Records/Syco Music. 2016.
  12. ^ Simon, Samantha (December 22, 2015). "Fifth Harmony's Upcoming Album Will Showcase Their "Vulnerable Side," Says Normani Kordei". InStyle. Retrieved July 6, 2018.
  13. ^ Carley, Brennan (February 26, 2016). "Camila Cabello Breaks Down Fifth Harmony's New Single, 'Work From Home'". Spin. Retrieved March 25, 2017.
  14. ^ "Fifth Harmony Gushes Over Missy Elliot Duet, Calls Destiny's Child Comparisons 'An Honor'". Entertainment Tonight. May 20, 2016. Archived from the original on March 17, 2018. Retrieved February 4, 2017.
  15. ^ Gelwicks, Amdrew (June 1, 2016). "Kylie Jenner's Go-To Photographer Shares All Her Insta-Ready Secrets". Teen Vogue. Retrieved February 10, 2017.
  16. ^ "Fifth Harmony Talk "7/27" Album Visuals". Music Choice. YouTube. February 27, 2016. Retrieved January 18, 2018.
  17. ^ "We know there has been a lot of talk, but we wanted you to hear this from us... #WorkFromHome coming Feb. 26th · Our new album 7/27 is coming May 20th". @FifthHarmony via Instagram. February 25, 2017. Retrieved January 8, 2017.
  18. ^ Martinz, Chris (May 5, 2016). "L.A. Reid on Fifth Harmony: 'They've Become the Biggest Girl Band in the World'". Billboard. Retrieved March 18, 2018.
  19. ^ a b c d Kornhaber, Spencer (May 28, 2016). "Review: Fifth Harmony's "7/27" and Ariana Grande's "Dangerous Woman" Takes Two Different Approaches to an Old Gender Trope". The Atlantic. Retrieved February 1, 2017.
  20. ^ a b Garvey, Meaghan (May 27, 2016). "Fifth Harmony 7/27 and the summer of the lite banger". MTV News. Archived from the original on March 26, 2017. Retrieved September 13, 2017.
  21. ^ a b c d e R. Weingarten, Christopher (May 27, 2016). "Fifth Harmony's New Album: 7/27". Rolling Stone. Retrieved May 27, 2016.
  22. ^ a b "7/27 (Deluxe) by Fifth Harmony". iTunes Store (Japan). Apple Inc. Archived from the original on July 1, 2018. Retrieved July 14, 2016.
  23. ^ a b "7/27 by Fifth Harmony". Napster (California). Archived from the original on July 1, 2018. Retrieved July 15, 2016.
  24. ^ a b c "7/27 by Fifth Harmony". iTunes Store Apple Inc. Archived from the original on July 26, 2017. Retrieved July 1, 2018.
  25. ^ a b "7/27 (Deluxe) by Fifth Harmony". iTunes Store Apple Inc. Archived from the original on July 1, 2018. Retrieved July 1, 2018.
  26. ^ a b c Lee, Christina (May 27, 2016). "Fifth Harmony's '7/27′: Album Review". Idolator. Retrieved May 27, 2016.
  27. ^ a b c d e f g h Corner, Lewis (May 23, 2016). "Fifth Harmony world exclusive: a track-by-track review of new album 7/27". Digital Spy. Retrieved January 29, 2017.
  28. ^ J.C. Pan (April 28, 2017). "Why Everyone Is Obsessed With Songs About Work Right Now". The Fader. Retrieved November 5, 2017.
  29. ^ a b Nolfei, Joey (March 25, 2016). "Hear Fifth Harmony's new summer banger 'The Life'". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved January 29, 2017.
  30. ^ a b c d e Meister, Peter (May 26, 2016). "Fifth Harmony - 7/27 (review)". Sputnikmusic. Retrieved January 29, 2017.
  31. ^ Geffen, Sasha (May 6, 2016). "Watch Fifth Harmony Get (Temporary) Tattoos In The Video For New Song 'Write On Me'". MTV. Retrieved January 29, 2017.
  32. ^ Lucena, Ana (May 16, 2017). "Fifth Harmony slays with grown-up image in '7/27'". The Michigan Daily. Retrieved August 19, 2017.
  33. ^ Gaca, Anna (23 June 2016). "Fifth Harmony and Fetty Wap Turn Up the Beach in 'All in My Head (Flex)' Video". Spin. Retrieved 14 July 2016.
  34. ^ Weatherby, Taylor (July 13, 2017). "Fifth Harmony's 10 Best Songs: Critic's Picks". Billboard. Retrieved August 20, 2017.
  35. ^ D.Kennedy, Gerrick (February 26, 2016). "Fifth Harmony's Ally Brooke talks latest single 'Work From Home' and edgy new album". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved June 29, 2017.
  36. ^ Kaufman, Gil (March 25, 2016). "Fifth Harmony 'Work' It On 'Kimmel,' Drop New Track 'The Life'". Billboard. Retrieved June 29, 2018.
  37. ^ Taylor, Tiffany (May 25, 2016). "Watch Fifth Harmony Perform "All In My Head (Flex)"". Billboard. Retrieved February 10, 2018.
  38. ^ Spanos, Brittany (March 25, 2016). "Watch Fifth Harmony's Slick 'Work From Home' Performance on 'Kimmel'". Rolling Stone. Retrieved February 11, 2018.
  39. ^ Atkinson, Katie (May 20, 2016). "Fifth Harmony Announce 7/27 Tour Dates". Billboard. Retrieved February 10, 2017.
  40. ^ Spanos, Brittany (May 20, 2016). "Fifth Harmony Announces '7/27' Tour". Rolling Stone. Retrieved February 10, 2018.
  41. ^ Wiest, Brianna (June 2, 2017). "How to Get Your 7/27 Album Autographed by Fifth Harmony". Teen Vogue. Retrieved February 10, 2018.
  42. ^ "Fifth Harmony announce London album signing soon of '7/27'". Pressparty. May 19, 2016. Retrieved February 10, 2017.
  43. ^ "Fifth Harmony on Twitter: San Fran let's do this! Pre-order 7/27 on @officialfye & get access to our signing event • More info 🔛". Twitter. May 25, 2016. Archived from the original on February 10, 2018. Retrieved February 10, 2017.
  44. ^ "Fifth Harmony se apresenta no 'Caldeirão' e faz surpresa para fã" (in Portuguese). Gshow. July 2, 2017. Retrieved February 11, 2018.
  45. ^ "Welcome to JAPAN🇯🇵✨✨✨✨✨✨フィフス・ハーモニーが遂に初・来・日💗💗💗💗💗...✨#5HJP". @FifthHarmony (in Japanese). Twitter. July 5, 2016. Archived from the original on February 11, 2018. Retrieved February 11, 2017.
  46. ^ "Fifth Harmony Are Heading On A UK Tour - Don't Miss Your Change To Grab Tickets!". Capital FM. Archived from the original on July 9, 2018. Retrieved June 14, 2017.
  47. ^ Carley, Brennan (February 26, 2016). "Camila Cabello Breaks Down Fifth Harmony's New Single, 'Work From Home'". Spin. Retrieved March 11, 2018.
  48. ^ Trust, Gary (March 7, 2016). "Rihanna Tops Hot 100 for Third Week, Kelly Clarkson Debuts in Top 10". Billboard. Retrieved March 8, 2016.
  49. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100 (10 July 2015-16 July 2015)". Official Charts Company. Retrieved June 30, 2018.
  50. ^ "ARIA Charts - Australian Charts: Singles - 13/03/2016". ARIA. March 13, 2016. Retrieved June 30, 2018.
  51. ^ "NZ Top 40 Singles Chart (14 March 2016)". The Official NZ Music Charts. March 14, 2016. Retrieved June 30, 2018.
  52. ^ a b "Fifth Harmony - Chart History". Prometheus Global Media. Billboard. Retrieved June 30, 2018.
  53. ^ "Top 40/M Future Releases". All Access. Archived from the original on June 12, 2016. Retrieved January 5, 2016.
  54. ^ Ryan, Gavin (June 4, 2016). "Singles: Calvin Harris 'This Is What You Came For' Makes Its Way To No 1". Retrieved February 2, 2017.
  55. ^ "NZ Top 40 Singles Chart". Recorded Music NZ. Retrieved February 2, 2017.
  56. ^ "Official Singles Charts Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved February 2, 2017.
  57. ^ "Top 40/M Future Releases – Mainstream Hit Songs Being Released and Their Release Dates". AllAccess Music Group. September 15, 2016. Archived from the original on 2016-09-15.
  58. ^ Ng, Philiana (September 28, 2016). "Fifth Harmony Teams With 'DC Super Hero Girls' for New Music Video About Girl Power!". Entertainment Tonight. Retrieved October 2, 2016.
  59. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100 (01 April 2016 – 07 April 2016)". Official Charts Company. April 1, 2016. Archived from the original on March 19, 2018. Retrieved March 18, 2018.
  60. ^ "Fifth Harmony Album & Song Chart History (Bubbling Under Hot 100)". Prometheus Global Media. Billboard. Retrieved June 29, 2018.
  61. ^ Getz, Dana (May 6, 2017). "Fifth Harmony share soaring summer ballad, 'Write on Me'". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved September 9, 2017.
  62. ^ "7/27 by Fifth Harmony reviews". AnyDecentMusic?. Retrieved February 1, 2017.
  63. ^ a b "Reviews for 7/27 by Fifth Harmony". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved May 27, 2016.
  64. ^ a b Johnston, Maura (May 19, 2016). "Ariana Grande and Fifth Harmony, stretching pop's parameters". The Boston Globe. Retrieved May 27, 2016.
  65. ^ a b Feeney, Nolan (May 26, 2016). "Fifth Harmony's 7/27: EW Review". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved May 27, 2016.
  66. ^ a b St. Asaph, Katherine (June 3, 2016). "Fifth Harmony – 7/27". Pitchfork. Retrieved February 1, 2017.
  67. ^ McDermott, Maeve (February 1, 2017). "Fifth Harmony's '7/27': The 6 essential songs". USA Today. Retrieved May 27, 2016.
  68. ^ a b Josephs, Brian (June 2, 2016). "Review: Fifth Harmony's '7/27′ Is Sadly Not All That Worth It". Spin. Retrieved June 19, 2016.
  69. ^ Bohlsen, Christopher (June 3, 2016). "Fifth Harmony 7/27". Renowned for Sound. Retrieved November 23, 2017.
  70. ^ Caulfield, Keith (June 5, 2016). "Drake's 'Views' Rules at No. 1 for Fifth Week on Billboard 200 Chart". Billboard. Retrieved June 5, 2016.
  71. ^ "Hits Daily Double: Rumor Mill - I.B. Bad: It's Showtimes". Hits Daily Double. August 4, 2017. Archived from the original on July 2, 2018. Retrieved July 2, 2018.
  72. ^ "Brazil Albums : Page 1 – Billboard". Billboard Brasil. Archived from the original on October 22, 2016.
  73. ^ "Top 100 Albums for the week of 27-05-2016 and 02-06-2016". ProMusicae (in Portuguese). Retrieved June 16, 2017.
  74. ^ Halperin, Shirley (November 21, 2016). "Maverick's Adam Leber on Britney's Comeback & Why Miley Is the Most Passionate 'Voice' Coach Yet". Billboard.
  75. ^ "オリコン週間 CDアルバムランキング 2016年05月23日~2016年05月29日 11~20位" (in Japanese). Retrieved June 16, 2017.
  76. ^ "オリコン週間 CDアルバムランキング 2016年05月30日~2016年06月05日 21~30位" (in Japanese). Retrieved June 16, 2017.
  77. ^ "7/27 (Deluxe) by Fifth Harmony". iTunes Store (United Kingdom). Apple Inc. Archived from the original on July 1, 2018. Retrieved April 28, 2016.
  78. ^ "Australiancharts.com – Fifth Harmony – 7/27". Hung Medien. Retrieved June 4, 2016.
  79. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Fifth Harmony – 7/27" (in German). Hung Medien. Retrieved June 8, 2016.
  80. ^ "Ultratop.be – Fifth Harmony – 7/27" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved June 3, 2016.
  81. ^ "Ultratop.be – Fifth Harmony – 7/27" (in French). Hung Medien. Retrieved June 3, 2016.
  82. ^ "Ranking ABPD (23/05/2016 a 29/05/2016)". Billboard. Retrieved June 21, 2016.
  83. ^ "Fifth Harmony Chart History (Canadian Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved June 7, 2016.
  84. ^ "Hitlisten.NU – Danmarks officielle hitlister". Tracklisten. Retrieved August 3, 2016.
  85. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Fifth Harmony – 7/27" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved June 3, 2016.
  86. ^ "Fifth Harmony: 7/27". Musiikkituottajat – IFPI Finland. Retrieved October 21, 2016.
  87. ^ "Le Top de la semaine : Top Albums Fusionnes – SNEP (Week 22, 2016)" (in French). Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique. Retrieved June 4, 2016.
  88. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – Fifth Harmony – 7/27" (in German). GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved June 3, 2016.
  89. ^ "GFK Chart-Track Albums: Week 22, 2016". Chart-Track. IRMA. Retrieved June 4, 2016.
  90. ^ "Italiancharts.com – Fifth Harmony – 7/27". Hung Medien. Retrieved June 6, 2016.
  91. ^ 6, 2016/ "Oricon Top 50 Albums: June 6, 2016" (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved June 2, 2016.
  92. ^ "Weekly International Albums Chart". Oricon. June 12, 2016. Archived from the original on August 11, 2016. Retrieved August 15, 2016.
  93. ^ "South Korea Gaon Album Chart". On the page, select "2016.05.22~2016.05.28" to obtain the corresponding chart. Gaon Chart Retrieved June 2, 2016.
  94. ^ "South Korea Gaon International Album Chart". On the page, select "2016.05.22~2016.05.28", then "국외", to obtain the corresponding chart. Gaon Chart Retrieved June 2, 2016.
  95. ^ "Top Album – Semanal (del 03 al 09 de Junio)". Amprofon. Archived from the original on July 6, 2016. Retrieved July 7, 2016.
  96. ^ "Charts.org.nz – Fifth Harmony – 7/27". Hung Medien. Retrieved June 3, 2016.
  97. ^ "VG-lista – Topp 40 Album uke 23, 2016". VG-lista. Retrieved June 11, 2016.
  98. ^ "Portuguesecharts.com – Fifth Harmony – 7/27". Hung Medien. Retrieved June 8, 2016.
  99. ^ 3, 2016/40/ "Official Scottish Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved June 3, 2016.
  100. ^ "Top 100 Albumes — semana 22: del 27 May 2016 al 02.06.2016". Productores de Música de España. Retrieved June 9, 2016.
  101. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Fifth Harmony – 7/27". Hung Medien. Retrieved June 3, 2016.
  102. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Fifth Harmony – 7/27". Hung Medien. Retrieved June 8, 2016.
  103. ^ "Weekly Top 20 – Five Music Chart 2016/05/27 – 2016/06/2" (in Chinese). Five Music. Archived from the original on June 3, 2016. Retrieved June 2, 2016.
  104. ^ 3, 2016/7502/ "Official Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved June 4, 2016.
  105. ^ "Fifth Harmony Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved June 6, 2016.
  106. ^ "Album Top-100 2016" (in Danish). Hitlisten.NU. Retrieved December 31, 2016.
  107. ^ "Classement des 200 meilleures ventes d'albums de 2016". Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique (in French). snepmusique.fr. Retrieved January 14, 2017.
  108. ^ "Los más vendidos 2016" (in Spanish). Asociación Mexicana de Productores de Fonogramas y Videogramas. Archived from the original on January 18, 2017. Retrieved January 18, 2017.
  109. ^ "Top Billboard 200 Albums – Year-End 2016". Billboard. Retrieved December 9, 2016.
  110. ^ "Fifth Harmony no Brasil: quinteto arrisca no português e se declara ao país". Gshow Globo. June 29, 2016. Retrieved September 19, 2017.
  111. ^ "Canadian album certifications – Fifth Harmony – 7/27". Music Canada. Retrieved February 16, 2018.
  112. ^ "Fifth Harmony "7/27"". IFPI Denmark. December 19, 2017. Retrieved January 3, 2018.
  113. ^ "Look: Fifth Harmony Receives Platinum Record Awards". MYX. Retrieved 16 February 2018.
  114. ^ "Polish album certifications – Fifth Harmony – 7/27" (in Polish). Polish Society of the Phonographic Industry. Retrieved February 16, 2018.
  115. ^ "Congrats on the Gold award for "7/27", @FifthHarmony! Big ❤ to everyone for downloading/streaming the album". Sony Music Singapore. Retrieved 16 February 2018.
  116. ^ "五佳人愛台灣 獲頒金唱片「吸奶」慶祝". Now News (in Chinese). April 5, 2017. Retrieved April 5, 2017.
  117. ^ "British album certifications – Fifth Harmony – 7/27". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved October 27, 2017. Select albums in the Format field. Select Silver in the Certification field. Type 7/27 in the "Search BPI Awards" field and then press Enter.
  118. ^ "American album certifications – Fifth Harmony – 7/27". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved September 12, 2016. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH.