Little Mix hiatus: 5 bands that didn't come back post break, from One Direction to Spice Girls
Little Mix has been in news for most of 2021 for their differences and the cold war between Jesy Nelson after the latter quit the group in December last year. After a year of mud-slinging, the remaining members of Little Mix namely Perrie Edwards, Leigh-Anne Pinnock, and Jade Thirlwall have decided to go on a hiatus. The official Twitter account of the trio announced the big news on December 2, revealing that they would be taking a break following their postponed tour which will take place in 2022.
In an official statement, Little Mix asserted, “We wanted to let you all know that after the Confetti tour in April/May next year we are going to be taking a break from Little Mix” adding, “We are not splitting up - Little Mix are here to stay. We have plans for more music, tours, and performances in the future. We’ve made so many incredible memories with you all, and we can’t wait to make so many more.” The band concluded, “We’re sisters and we’ll always have each other and you, the fans, in our lives. Little Mix is forever. See you on tour! Jade, Leigh-Anne and Perrie x.”
Speaking of hiatuses, there were some bands that took the plunge but sadly, could never make a comeback. Here is a look at Top 5 of them:
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One of the biggest boy bands in the world left their fans in shock after they went on a hiatus in 2016. However, it was Zayn Malik who first left the group in 2015 in the middle of a world tour. The members then embarked on solo careers. Zayn dropped his chart-topping single ‘Pillowtalk’ whereas, Harry Styles too found new fame with singles like ‘Sign of the Times’. Speaking of their comeback, well that’s never happening.
Fifth Harmony suffered a setback when Camila Cabello took the plunge and announced her departure from the band in 2016 in order to pursue a solo career. The band then tried their best to work it out as a four-member group but eventually failed. After a few failed attempts, Fifth Harmony announced their hiatus in 2018 only to never make their comeback.
Big Time Rush
All was going well with the Big Time Rush until their eponymous television show on Nickelodeon ended in 2013. The band dropped the bomb by announcing an "indefinite hiatus" in order to pursue solo careers. Members namely James Maslow appeared on the first American season of ‘Celebrity Big Brother’, whereas Carlos Pena married ‘Spy Kids’ actress Alexa Vega and started a YouTube channel. Kendall Schmidt had teased a return on Twitter in 2019 and was also seen in small roles in TV shows such as ‘ER,’ ‘Without a Trace’, and ‘Phil of the Future,’ among others.
Spice Girls is probably one band for which the entire world has waited for a possible reunion. The group first announced their hiatus in 2000 after Geri Halliwell left the group in 1998. Fans were delighted to get a Spice Girls reunion tour in 2019 but that was without Victoria Beckham. The members Scary, Sporty, Baby, Ginger, and Posh had reunited for a 2012 Summer Olympics as well but now the comeback of Spice Girls seems a distant dream.
British-Irish boy band consisted of members namely Max George, Siva Kaneswaran, Jay McGuiness, Tom Parker, and Nathan Sykes and they quickly rose to fame after delivering chart-topping and award-winning singles like ‘All Time Low’ and ‘Glad You Came.’ The Wanted was managed by Scooter Braun who is now best known for managing the career of top singers like Justin Bieber and Ariana Grande among others. The band announced their hiatus in 2014 with a promise to come back. Well, that never really happened.