breaking! Kobe Bryant Dies in Helicopter Crash at Age 41

Earlier today, Normani KordeiAlly BrookeDinah Janeand Lauren Jauregui of Fifth Harmony broke the hearts of Harmonizers around the world when they announced an "indefinite hiatus" to pursue "solo endeavors." 

While they didn't out and out say they'd be dunzo for forever, many music fans know that often times a group's "break" often means a break up.

After Zayn Malik left the boy band in March 2015, One Direction announced in August 2015 they were going to be taking an extended hiatus to pursue individual projects.

"They are taking a hiatus so they can work on individual projects for a while but they are not splitting up," a source told E! News at the time. "They will remain together and plan to work together in the future."

Three years later, the boys in the on-break band are hotter than ever in their solo projects and don't show any signs of getting back together for a 1D project any time soon. But ya never know?

The "Glad You Came" crooners aren't the only group who said they weren't splitting for good, but have yet to come back together. What about 'N Sync, The Wanted or Selena Gomez and The Scene? We're still waiting on music for one of those "on-hiatus" groups!

Check out a list of bands that at one time announced an "indefinite" hiatus, which appear to have turned into a permanent one...

NSYNC, Justin Timberlake, JC Chasez, Chris Kirkpatrick, Joey Fatone, Lance Bass

Ron Galella/WireImage

The Civil Wars, John Paul White, Joy Williams

Neilson Barnard/Getty Images for T-Mobile


Jason Merritt/Getty Images

Fun, Band

Jason Merritt/Getty Images

Destinys Child, MTV VMAs 2000

Kevin Mazur/WireImage

The Pussycat Dolls

Kevin Winter/Getty Images for DCP

Selena Gomez & The Scene

Jason Merritt/Getty Images

Big Time Rush

Jason Kempin/Getty Images

The Wanted

Al Powers, Powers Imagery

Stay pop cultured with E! News weekdays at 12PM, 7PM & 11PM

Watch Daily Pop Tues-Sat at 11AM, on E! UK

We and our partners use cookies on this site to improve our service, perform analytics, personalize advertising, measure advertising performance, and remember website preferences. By using the site, you consent to these cookies. For more information on cookies including how to manage your consent visit our Cookie Policy.