Better Together (EP)

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Better Together
Fifth Harmony - Better Together.png
EP by Fifth Harmony
Released October 18, 2013
Recorded 2012–13
Label
Producer
Fifth Harmony chronology
Better Together
(2013)
Reflection
(2015)
Singles from Better Together
  1. "Miss Movin' On"
    Released: July 16, 2013 (2013-07-16)

Better Together is the debut extended play (EP) by American girl group Fifth Harmony. It was their first release after placing third on the second season of The X Factor (U.S.), and was released on October 18, 2013 through Epic Records.[1] Throughout the recording process, the group worked with a variety of music producers: The Monsters and the Strangerz, Savan Kotecha and Harmony Samuels as well as Julian Bunetta who served as the executive producer of the EP. Spanish language versions of the EP, "Juntos" and "Juntos Acoustic", were both released to digital music stores on November 8, 2013, while a physical bundle of both versions packaged together was released exclusively at Walmart on November 11, 2013. An acoustic version of Better Together was released to digital music stores on November 15, 2013, with physical copies sold exclusively at Justice stores. Finally, a remix EP was released exclusively to iTunes on November 25, 2013.

A four disc Better Together: Deluxe Edition set started selling exclusively on Fifth Harmony's official store on December 3, 2013, consisting of the standard five-track EP Better Together, along with Better Together Acoustic, Juntos, Juntos Acoustic and a card to download the remix EP.[2]

The EP is preceded by the single "Miss Movin' On" which peaked at No. 76 on the Billboard Hot 100. Better Together debuted at No. 6 on the Billboard 200.

Background[edit]

Fifth Harmony spoke about the EP in an exclusive interview, saying "It’s definitely going to sound different. All of the songs have a common thread - they’re all a genre of pop, we’ve got a ballad in there. There’s an 80’s song in there, they all sound really different, but there is a connection there".[3]

Promotion[edit]

The group served as one of the opening acts for Cher Lloyd's I Wish Tour which commenced on September 6, 2013. All of the songs appearing on the EP were performed as part of the setlist, including bonus tracks that appear on the iTunes and Target versions.

On the day of the EP release, Fifth Harmony were interviewed during a 30-minute "Live From MTV" live stream on MTV.com. They also performed "Miss Movin' On" on Live with Kelly and Michael and The Arsenio Hall Show.[4] The quintet appeared on VH1's Big Morning Buzz Live with Carrie Keagan on October 23.[5] Other promotional visits during the week of release included visits to Billboard headquarters[citation needed] and a trip to the top of the Empire State Building with members of the media for photo ops and short interviews.[citation needed] Autograph signing events for the EP included stops at Westfield Sunrise Mall in Massapequa, New York on October 22, 2013 and Smith Haven Mall in Lake Grove, New York on October 23, 2013.[citation needed]

Singles[edit]

"Miss Movin' On" was released as their debut single and the lead single on July 16, 2013.[6] The song debuted at No. 85, and peaked at No. 76 on the Billboard Hot 100 and No. 27 on the Billboard Pop Singles chart. The song was certified Gold by the RIAA in June 2014.[7]

Promotional singles[edit]

"Me & My Girls" was released as the promotional single through Radio Disney and it reached No. 4 on the Bubbling Under Hot 100, No. 17 on the Heatseekers Songs, and No. 53 on Digital Songs.[citation needed]

"Better Together", the track after which the EP is named, was also released as a promotional single on October 26, 2013.[citation needed]

Commercial performance[edit]

Better Together debuted at No. 6 on the Billboard 200 with first week sales of 28,000,[8] and at No. 3 on Digital Albums. It also debuted at No. 18 on the New Zealand Albums Chart and at No. 22 on the Canadian Albums Chart. Juntos Acoustic peaked at No. 5 on Latin Pop Albums, while Better Together: The Remixes debuted at No. 20 on Billboard Dance/Electronic Albums.[9] Juntos debuted at No. 2 on both the Billboard Top Latin Albums and Latin Pop Albums charts.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "Don't Wanna Dance Alone"   Bunetta 3:50
2. "Miss Movin' On"   The Suspex 3:14
3. "Better Together"   Samuels 3:14
4. "Who Are You"  
Bunetta 3:56
5. "Leave My Heart Out of This"  
3:50

Charts[edit]

Chart (2013) Peak
position
New Zealand Albums (RMNZ)[11] 18
US Billboard 200[12] 6
US Digital Albums (Billboard)[13] 3
US Top Latin Albums (Billboard)[14] 2
US Latin Pop Albums (Billboard)[15] 2

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Work Result
2014 Radio Disney Music Awards Best Song to Rock Out to With your BFFs "Me & My Girls" Won[16]
2014 MTV Video Music Awards Artist To Watch "Miss Movin' On" Won[17]
Teen Choice Awards Choice Break-Up Song Nominated[18]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "iTunes - Music - Better Together by Fifth Harmony". iTunes.apple.com. 2013-10-18. Retrieved 2015-08-30. 
  2. ^ "Fifth Harmony "Better Together Box Set Bundle"". Fifth Harmony Store US. 
  3. ^ "Exclusive Interview: Fifth Harmony". FifthHarmonyOfficialSite. Retrieved 11 May 2014. 
  4. ^ "October 22, 2013 - LIVE with Kelly and Michael". Disney/ABC Domestic Television. October 22, 2013. Retrieved January 11, 2015. 
  5. ^ "Fifth Harmony - Miss Movin' On (Big Morning Buzz Live) - MTV". MTV. November 4, 2013. Retrieved January 11, 2015. 
  6. ^ "iTunes - Music - Miss Movin' On - Single by Fifth Harmony". iTunes Store (US). July 16, 2013. 
  7. ^ http://www.riaa.com/goldandplatinumdata.php?table=SEARCH_RESULTS&artist=fifth+harmony&format=&go=Search&perPage=50
  8. ^ Katy Perry Knocks Miley Cyrus Down a Couple Pegs | Chart Watch - Yahoo Music
  9. ^ "Fifth Harmony Album & Song Chart History". Billboard Dance/Electronic Albums for Fifth Harmony. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved December 22, 2014. 
  10. ^ "Fifth Harmony - Better Together EP - Only at Target : Target". Target Corporation. October 22, 2013. Retrieved January 11, 2015. 
  11. ^ "Fifth Harmony – Better Together EP". Charts.org.nz. Hung Medien. Retrieved December 22, 2014.
  12. ^ "Fifth Harmony Album & Song Chart History". Billboard 200 for Fifth Harmony. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved December 22, 2014. 
  13. ^ "Fifth Harmony Album & Song Chart History". Billboard Digital Albums for Fifth Harmony. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved December 22, 2014. 
  14. ^ "Fifth Harmony Album & Song Chart History". Billboard Top Latin Albums for Fifth Harmony. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved December 22, 2014. 
  15. ^ "Fifth Harmony Album & Song Chart History". Billboard Latin Pop Albums for Fifth Harmony. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved December 22, 2014. 
  16. ^ "2014 Radio Disney Music Award Winners". Retrieved July 9, 2015. 
  17. ^ "Here’s Your Full List Of 2014 VMA Winners". Retrieved July 9, 2015. 
  18. ^ "Teen Choice Awards: The Complete Winners List". Retrieved July 9, 2015.