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Normani gets lost in space as she shares her new video for “Waves” feat. 6LACK today. Directed by Emil Nava, the video finds Normani in a world like no other, a place lost between space and time and features Normani’s signature, show-stopping choreography, and powerfully smooth vocals. Following an incredible 2018 launching her solo career with her hit debut solo single “Love Lies,” Normani is already taking 2019 by storm.

Last month, Normani began that massive breakout with the release of “Dancing With A Stranger” with Sam Smith. Normani is currently working on her debut solo album. This March will see her join Ariana Grande on the North American leg of The Sweetener World Tour.

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This week Sam Smith unleashed his new video for Dancing With a Stranger featuring Normani. The video first made it’s debut this past Sunday on via Apple Music. Directed by Vaughan Arnell, Normani shows off her best dance moves on the mid-tempo single, while Sam doesn’t show off his moves like his co-star, this Brittish singer gives his best face as the two navigate the aftermath of a breakup.

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After announcing their new collaboration last week Sam Smith and Normani have finally unleashed their brand new song Dancing With A Stranger. The 80s-inspired duet, came together after a chance encounter at the studio in Los Angeles where Sam was writing the song with Stargate and Jimmy Napes, with Normani in the studio next door the two decided to come together on the song.

Since launching her solo career, Normani has collaborated with Khalid (“Love Lies”), 6LACK (“Waves”), Calvin Harris (“Checklist” and “Slow Down”), the breakout start also just graced the cover of Billboard Magazine where she spoke about her debut album and more.

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Normani kicked off her solo career as she teamed up with Khalid for their hit single Love Lies, things started to kick off more as she released music with Calvin Harris, and more most recent single Waves featuring 6LACK. Now that 2019 is upon us Normani has more in store.

Before dropping off her new song “Dancing With A Stranger” with Sam Smith, Normani graced the cover of Billboard magazine. In the new issue, the breakout star speaks about her experiences as a member of Fifth Harmony, representing for brown girls everywhere. 

On Going Solo:

“This was always the goal. For [Fifth Harmony] to all be able to go out, create, pursue our own solo endeavors, which is what we had been trying to pursue since we were babies in diapers. The idea was always to be solo.”

On Self-Belief:

“I’m actually capable and strong enough to do this on my own. Not as Normani in the entity of Fifth Harmony, but as ­someone who is a totally separate and ­different person: Normani.”

On Repping Black Women:

“There’s so much that I have to get off my chest. And there’s a responsibility I have as a Black woman — one of the very few to have the power to kill it. Even in the mainstream, there’s not many of us. Especially ­chocolate girls. Like, being African-American is one thing, but girls [with] my complexion” — she gestures to the back of her hand for ­emphasis — “it’s unheard of. It’s me, and SZA. Who else?”

On Debate About Which Member Is Doing Best:

“Honestly? I’m in such an amazing place that I don’t feed into any of that. I’m way too blessed to even allow myself to focus on that. This is my time. Just like [Cabello] had an amazing run. I am so proud of everything that she’s doing. She’s nominated for a freaking Grammy! Like, that is amazing. And all from what girl group? Fifth Harmony. Like, that shit’s fire. And I know that all of us are more than capable of doing that.” She pauses, then revises the sentiment a bit. “I’ve come to believe that I am that talented. Before, I didn’t wholeheartedly believe that.”

On Hardship & Self-Doubt While In 5H:

“So many sessions, I would cry like I’ve never cried before,” she recalls, citing one for the song “No Way” where she was the only member relegated solely to background vocals.

Moments like that exacerbated a ­feeling she’d had since she was one of just three black students in her predominantly white elementary school. “It was a ­subconscious thing,” she says. “You think, ‘Why am I the least followed in the group?’ Even if you don’t recognize that you’re paying close attention to it, it takes a toll on your confidence. You worry — is it me? Is it because I’m black? Or am I just not talented?”

“They tried to be there for me as best as they could,” says Normani of her ­bandmates, her voice dropping to a level so quiet it’s almost imperceptible. “But I don’t think they had the tools that they needed, because it’s not their experience. I can give them credit for trying to be there for me, but at the same time…” She trails off. “The girls don’t experience things the way I did.”

While Normani’s solo debut is due later in 2019 the singer described the album as  “sultry” and “dominant.” You can catch Normani on tour this spring as she will be opening up on Ariana Grande’s Sweetner tour. Click here to read the full billboard interview

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Singer Normani unleashed her brand new track Waves featuring 6lack today, featured as Zane Lowe’s World Record, Normani unleashed the track which she announced would drop. Normani debuted “Waves” last month at Tidal X where she also performed her #1 hit single “Love Lies” and “Checklist” from her recent collaboration with Calvin Harris.

The release of “Waves” comes a week after it was announced that Normani will be joining Ariana Grande on the first leg of The Sweetener World tour. The tour will kick off in North America on March 18 in Albany, NY and continue through June 18 in New York, NY at Madison Square Garden.

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Ariana Grande just gave us another reason to check out her world tour, as she just added Normani to her tour. The first leg of The Sweetener World Tour will kick off in North America on March 18 in Albany, NY and continue through June 18 in New York, NY at Madison Square Garden.

Just recently Normani released new music with Calvin Harris. The collaboration with Calvin Harris features two new tracks, “Checklist” feat. WizKid and “Slow Down,” while her Hit single Love Lies with Khalid earned nronani her first #1 as a solo artist. Normani received more good news as she is also nominated for “Best New Artist” at this year’s Soul Train Awards.

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Former Fifth Harmony member Normani has joined forces with a Calvin Harris to unleash two new songs today.“Checklist” featuring WizKid and “Slow Down” are released via Keep Cool/ RCA Records.

Rumors of a collaboration between Normani and Calvin Harris first began circulating this summer after a photo of the two in the studio was posted on social media. Normani confirmed the collaboration with Calvin earlier this month on the red carpet at the 2018 American Music Awards. “Checklist” and “Slow Down” are Normani’s latest releases following recent collaborations with Quavo (“Swing” feat. Davido), Jessie Reyez and Kehlani (“Body Count” Remix), and her smash hit debut single, “Love Lies” with Khalid. Normani earned her first #1 as a solo artist last month with “Love Lies” and held the #1 spot at Top 40 radio in the US for two consecutive weeks.

Tomorrow night, Normani will perform at Tidal X in Brooklyn alongside Lil’ Wayne, Ms. Lauryn Hill, Anderson .Paak, Teyana Taylor and more.

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VMA Nominee Jessie Reyez calls on the help of Normani and Kehlani to spice up the remix to her single Body Count. in the new single, the ladies celebrate their sexual liberation. The “Body Count” remix is the latest release from Jessie, who plans to drop one song at a time from her upcoming project, Being Human in Public.

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LAS VEGAS, NV – MAY 20: Recording artists Khalid (L) and Normani perform onstage during the 2018 Billboard Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 20, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

 

Standing as one of the best performances of the whole Billboard Music Awards (IMO) Khalid and Normani brought their Love Lies collaboration to Billboard awards. Kicking things off Top New Artist winner Khalid serenades the audience with his smooth vocals before being joined by Normani who keep viewers attention as she slayed with her eye-catching dancing skills. Check out the two perform the song below.

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After announcing her new label deal with Keep Cool/RCA Records, Normani wasted no time with getting nothing but the best for her debut solo album. As her duet single “Love Lies” with Khalid climbs up the charts, the 5H member recruits the help of Missy Elliott for her debut LP.

Speaking with Billboard, Normani explained how the collaboration happened. “I’ll be working with Missy Elliott soon, and the fact that she’s even willing to take a chance on me as a new artist means a lot, considering that she’s the one I’ve looked up to since I was a little girl,” she explained. “I literally remember dancing in my grandmother’s living room to all of Missy Elliott’s records. She’s such an innovator, and there’s no one else out there like her. The fact that she is willing to work with me…I’m like, ‘Who? Me?’”

While no release date has been set yet, Normani is hoping for a late 2018 or early 2019 release. While making her promo rounds Normani recently stopped by HOT 97 to talk about  Fifth Harmony’s hiatus, metting Beyonce and more.