Fifth Harmony Are 'Kind of Surprised' that 'Worth It' is Now Their Biggest Hit

Fifth Harmony
Ian Gavan/Getty Images

Ally Brooke Hernandez, Camila Cabello, Normani Kordei,  Lauren Jauregui and Dina Jane Hansen of Fifth Harmony visit The KISS FM Breakfast show with Rickie, Melvin and Charlie at KISS FM Studio's on June 4, 2015 in London, England. 

“It’s frickin’ platinum!" the group exclaims about their first Top 20 hit.

"Worth It," Fifth Harmony's third single from debut album Reflection, has continued to perform well on the Hot 100 after becoming the group's first Top 20 hit earlier this year. The Kid Ink-assisted track stays at its No. 14 peak on the chart this week, and on the new episode of the Pop Shop Podcast, the girls tell Billboard that they're elated -- and more than a little shocked -- that the song has taken off.

"With 'Worth It,' we were really surprised," 5H's Normani Kordei tells Billboard. "We love the song, but we were kind of surprised, to be honest."

"It's normally the songs that you don't really think that are the hits!" added Dinah Jane Hansen.

Austin Mahone Praises Former Tour Mates Fifth Harmony: 'They've Done Very Well'

Fifth Harmony tracks like "BO$$" and "Sledgehammer" helped earn the group a loyal fan base, but "Worth It" is the group's first single to sell over 1 million downloads (1.2 million to date, according to Nielsen Music). "Worth It" is also growing at radio, up 7 percent this week with 79 million in audience while staying at No. 10 on the Radio Songs chart.

"This is definitely our biggest single to date for sure, and so just to see it continue to climb and see it on the charts with Ed Sheeran or Taylor Swift, or whoever's big right now, it's right next to them and right there with them," says the group's Lauren Jauregui. "It's frickin' platinum! To say it's platinum, that a million people bought that song, it's amazing. It's so incredible to see that the support has gone beyond our fan base."

For more with Fifth Harmony, including the girls singing a bit of One Direction's "No Control" and talking about their recent vacations, click here to download the Pop Shop Podcast's 100th Episode Spectacular in iTunes. Nick Jonas, 5 Seconds of Summer and Austin Mahone are also featured on the new episode!

THE BILLBOARD BIZ
SUBSCRIBER EXPERIENCE

The Biz premium subscriber content has moved to Billboard.com/business.


To simplify subscriber access, we have temporarily disabled the password requirement.