Some Music bands go on hiatus with the promise of a return, but as time passes, it becomes clear that they have quietly disbanded. There are few bands that have fallen into the category of indefinite hiatus, leaving fans longing for their comeback. While fans cherish their musical contributions, they hope that these bands will eventually make a triumphant return to the stage. Here are four bands that have taken hiatuses but continue to keep their fans waiting for a highly anticipated comeback to the music scene.
In 2016, Fifth Harmony experienced internal conflicts when Camila Cabello decided to leave the group and pursue a solo career. Despite the departure, Fifth Harmony continued as a four-member group for a while but eventually announced a hiatus in 2018, allowing each member to explore individual solo ventures. Following her departure, Camila Cabello achieved considerable success with chart-topping hits like “Havana” and “Señorita.” Meanwhile, other members of Fifth Harmony, such as Normani Kordei and Lauren Jauregui, also found success with their respective solo singles, “Love Lies” and “Expectations.”
Despite the immense success of Justin Timberlake’s solo career, the future of *NSYNC remains uncertain as the band never officially announced a breakup. Instead, in 2002, they entered a hiatus coinciding with Timberlake’s debut solo album, “Justified.” Over the years, the group has reunited on several occasions, such as a tribute performance at the Grammys in 2003 and an unexpected collaboration with Ariana Grande during her 2019 Coachella set (although Timberlake was absent). However, there has been a conspicuous absence of news regarding new music from the band. For those seeking a nostalgic trip down memory lane, explore the 25 Songs Every ’90s Kid Knows By Heart.
Although they didn’t reach the same level of success as their peers One Direction, the British-Irish boyband known as The Wanted had their fair share of hits, most notably the chart-topping track “Glad You Came.” However, following a lackluster world tour in 2014, reports emerged suggesting that The Wanted had been dropped by their label, leading to an announcement of their hiatus.
Since then, all five members have pursued individual solo careers, leaving the future of the band uncertain. However, in June 2019, member Max George hinted at the possibility of a reunion, stating that he and some of the other members might have a conversation about it in the coming year, fueling speculation among fans.
After Zayn Malik left the band in 2015 during the middle of a world tour, British boyband One Direction announced their hiatus at the beginning of 2016. Since then, from insults to battling solo careers, it’s been anything but a clean break. Malik went on to release hits like “Pillowtalk,” while Harry Styles not only found fame by releasing the hit single “Sign of the Times,” but also by starring in the Oscar-winning movie Dunkirk.
In a 2019 interview with ITN , Louis Tomlinson spoke positively about a future reunion. “I do think it will happen,” Tomlinson said. “I’d certainly have something to say about it if it didn’t. I think it’s inevitable. When is the big question. That’s something none of us really know the answer to at the moment.”