Little Mix have announced they will be taking a break after finishing their Confetti tour next year to work on “other projects”.
Little Mix members Perrie Edwards, Leigh-Anne Pinnock and Jade Thirlwall shared the news of a hiatus after 10 years together on their social media pages.
They also shared different clips of them performing, while choosing the song Between Us from their new album to go with it.
They said in a caption: “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.
“It’s been 10 amazing years, a wonderful non-stop adventure, and we feel the time is right to take a break so we can recharge and work on some other projects.
“We can’t thank you enough for your love and never-ending support since the beginning.
“We love you all so much. 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.
“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.”
The group formed during the eighth series of The X Factor in 2011.
Over the years, they have sold 60 million albums and seen success with hits such as Shout Out To My Ex, Black Magic and Sweet Melody.
They also recently released a greatest hits album, Between Us, marking 10 years since their formation on The X Factor.
The group then became a trio after Jesy Nelson quit last December, saying being part of Little Mix had taken a toll on her mental health.
She has now signed a solo deal with Polydor Records and released a song called Boyz, featuring US rapper Nicki Minaj, earlier this year.
Meanwhile, Leigh-Anne, 30, welcomed twins in August with her footballer fiance Andre Gray and has made her acting debut in festive film Boxing Day.
Perrie, 28, also gave birth this year, to baby Axel with footballer Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain on 21 August.