Allyson Brooke Hernandez (born July 7, 1993), better known as Ally Brooke, is an American singer. Ally is a member of the girl group Fifth Harmony.
Early life[edit | edit source]
She was born and raised in San Antonio, Texas, to Jerry and Patricia Hernandez. Brooke was a six week premature baby, weighing in at 1 pound and 4 ounces when she was born. She is of Mexican descent and has an older brother. She attended Cornerstone Christian Elementary School in San Antonio, Texas and completed her high school education through home-schooling. She cites Selena as her biggest musical influence.
Career[edit | edit source]
2012-2018: The X Factor and Fifth Harmony[edit | edit source]
Brooke auditioned for The X Factor in Austin, Texas, not far from her hometown in San Antonio. Singing "On My Knees" from contemporary Christian and Latin pop singer Jaci Velasquez. For her bootcamp round she sang against Jullia Bullock singing "Knockin' on Heaven's Door". She was eliminated during the bootcamp round of competition, but was brought back along with Dinah Jane, Normani, Lauren Jauregui, and Camila Cabello to form the group now known as Fifth Harmony. The group advanced to the live shows and managed to finish in third place. Her grandfather passed away during week 4 performance of "Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You)" by Kelly Clarkson.
After the finale of The X Factor, Fifth Harmony was signed to Syco Music and Epic Records. The group released their first EP, Better Together in 2013, along with the albums Reflection in 2015 and 7/27 in 2016. They released their self-titled third studio album Fifth Harmony on August 25, 2017. On March 19, 2018, the group announced an indefinite hiatus to focus on solo projects.
2018-present: Solo projects[edit | edit source]
Besides her work with Fifth Harmony, Brooke was also featured on American DJ-duo Lost Kings song "Look At Us Now" along with American rapper ASAP Ferg, which was released on June 9, 2017. In July 2017, Brooke was set to perform a solo show in São Paulo, but the show was cancelled. Brooke performed at the Convention Center's Lila Cockrell Theatre in San Antonio, Texas with Plácido Domingo on January 24, 2018. She collaborated with German DJ Topic for the song "Perfect", which was released on January 26, 2018 along with its music video. She performed the song during an episode of Wild 'n Out.
In March 2018 Brooke sung a medley of songs from films such as "Beauty And The Beast" and "My Heart Will Go On" during the E! News broadcast of the red carpet pre-show of the 90th Academy Awards. Brooke appeared in an episode of season 2 of Famous in Love.
In April 2018, Brooke confirmed she is working on her debut solo studio album, with producers 1500 or Nothin'. In August 2018, it was announced that Brooke signed a record deal with Latium Entertainment and Atlantic Records. The company also announced that Brooke would release her debut solo single later in the fall. She debuted a new, Spanish-language[ song called "Vámonos" at the Fusion Festival in Liverpool, England on September 2, 2018. The song was released on November 23, 2018, as a collaboration with Kris Kross Amsterdam and Messiah; she also performed the song prior to its official release at the 2018 ALMA Awards. Brooke released a cover of "Last Christmas" by Wham! on November 16, 2018, and performed it at the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. She then announced her memoir, Finding Your Harmony, which was set to hit bookshelves on April 2, 2019. It has not yet been released.On December 21, 2018, Brooke released a song called "The Truth Is In There", written by Diane Warren, as part of Weight Watchers International's Wellness That Works campaign. "Low Key", Brooke's official debut solo single from her upcoming album, was released on January 31, 2019. Her debut album is expected to be released in spring 2020. In May 2019, Brooke released the single "Lips Don't Lie" featuring rapper A Boogie wit da Hoodie.
In September 2019, Brooke performed the opening theme song to Nickelodeon's The Casagrandes, a spin-off of The Loud House. From September to November 2019, Brooke competed on the 28th season of Dancing with the Stars, finishing in third place. In November, Brooke released the single "No Good". On December 8, 2019, she opened the Miss Universe beauty pageant, performing a medley of her singles and a Selena tribute with "I Could Fall in Love" and "Dreaming of You".
In January 2020, she announced her Time To Shine Tour on social media with shows in North America, which kicked off on March 6, 2020 in Chicago, IL at the House of Blues.
Philantrophy[edit | edit source]
Along with Fifth Harmony, Brooke has been involved with many charities like DoSomething.org and the Ryan Seacrest Foundation. Brooke is the Celebrity Ambassador for March of Dimes, a nonprofit organization working to prevent premature birth, birth defects and infant mortality. On December 23, 2016, she had a toy drive in her hometown, San Antonio, benefiting children at local hospitals.
Discography[edit | edit source]
- For Fifth Harmony's discography, click here.
Singles[edit | edit source]
- "Look At Us Now" (Lost Kings featuring Ally Brooke and ASAP Ferg) 
- "Perfect" with Topic 
- "Vámonos" (with Kris Kross Amsterdam and Messiah) 
- "Low Key" (featuring Tyga) 
- "Lips Don't Lie" (featuring Boogie Wit A Hoodie) 
- "Higher" (with Maluma) 
- "No Good" (2019)
- "Fabulous" (2020)
- "All Night" (with Afrojack) 
Filmography[edit | edit source]
|2012–13||The X Factor U.S.||Herself||22 episodes (2012)|
Guest: 1 episode (2013)
|2014||Faking It||Herself||Episode: "The Ecstasy and the Agony"|
|2015||Barbie: Life in the Dreamhouse||Herself||Episode: "Sisters' Fun Day"|
|2018||Lip Sync Battle||Herself||Episode: "Fifth Harmony"|
|2018||Wild 'n Out||Herself||Episode: "International Women's Day Special"|
|2018||Famous in Love||Herself||Episode: "The Players"|
|2019||Dancing With The Stars||Herself||Contestant (Season 28)|
|2020||The Casagrandes||Alisa Barela||Episode: "V.I.Peeved" / Also sings series theme song|
References[edit | edit source]
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