Normani Kordei Hamilton (/nɔːrˈmɑːni/ nor-MAH-nee; born May 31, 1996)[2] is an American singer and dancer. She auditioned as a solo act for the American television series The X Factor in 2012, after which she became a member of the girl group Fifth Harmony, which went on to become one of the best-selling girl groups of all time. While in Fifth Harmony, Normani competed in Dancing with the Stars (2017) and released her first song outside of the group "Love Lies" (2018), a duet with Khalid which peaked in the top ten in the US and was certified 5× platinum by RIAA.

Normani
Normani holds a microphone in her hand, looking right and smiling
Normani performing at Jingle Ball 2019
Born
Normani Kordei Hamilton

(1996-05-31) May 31, 1996 (age 26)
Occupation
  • Singer
  • dancer
Years active2009–present
AwardsFull list
Musical career
Genres
Labels
Websiteofficialnormani.com

Following Fifth Harmony's indefinite hiatus, Normani released a two-song EP with Calvin Harris, Normani x Calvin Harris (2018). That same year, she released the single "Waves" featuring 6lack, which won Normani the MTV Video Music Award for Best R&B Video. Her duet with Sam Smith "Dancing with a Stranger" (2019), reached the top ten in the UK and US. In August 2019, Normani released her first solo single, "Motivation". The following year, Normani released "Diamonds" with Megan Thee Stallion for Birds of Prey: The Album. In July 2021, Normani released "Wild Side", featuring Cardi B, which reached the top 20 in the US.

Early lifeEdit

Normani was born on May 31, 1996, in Atlanta to Derrick and Andrea Hamilton.[3] She has two older half sisters, Ashlee and Arielle.[3] Raised in New Orleans she and her family relocated to Houston, Texas, after Hurricane Katrina in 2005.[4][5][6] Normani attended private school as a child, and was homeschooled since sixth grade.[7][8] From the age of three she competed in dance, gymnastics, and beauty pageants.[5][9] She and her mother traveled between Houston and Los Angeles for acting, singing and dance auditions.[8] She recorded a couple of songs, her first at age 13,[8][5] and appeared in the HBO series Treme.[5] Normani has said that dancing was her "first passion".[10]

CareerEdit

2012–2018: The X Factor and Fifth HarmonyEdit

 
Normani performing at an iHeartRadio event in 2013 as a member of Fifth Harmony

Normani auditioned for the second season of The X Factor USA in 2012 with a performance of "Chain of Fools" by Aretha Franklin that earned approval from all four judges.[11] She was cut during the second round of boot camp,[12][13] but was invited back to the show to perform as part of a group with Ally Brooke, Lauren Jauregui, Dinah Jane, and Camila Cabello.[14] That group, later naming itself Fifth Harmony, made it to the finale, finishing in third place.[15]

In October 2013, Fifth Harmony released their first EP, Better Together. The group released their debut album, Reflection, in 2015, and their second album, 7/27, in 2016. The latter two albums spawned the hit singles "Worth It" and "Work from Home", respectively.[14] After Cabello's departure from the group in December 2016, Fifth Harmony released their self-titled album as a quartet in August 2017.[16] Time referred to them as arguably "the biggest girl group in the world" at the time.[17] Normani became the quartet's de facto leader, leading solos and choreography.[8] Her onstage confidence in the group caught the attention of executive Tunji Balogun, who founded RCA's imprint Keep Cool, and manager Brandon Silverstein, who began working with Normani in late 2017.[8] On March 19, 2018, the group announced their decision to take an indefinite hiatus to pursue solo careers.[18]

2015–2020: Solo projectsEdit

 
Normani performing in 2017 with Fifth Harmony

In 2015 Normani released two dance videos performing Future's "Fuck Up Some Commas" and Teyana Taylor's "Do Not Disturb" on her YouTube channel.[19] From February 2016 through January 2017, Normani released covers of several songs, including Tory Lanez's "Say It" and mashups of Drake's "Fake Love"/"Sneakin'", and Solange's "Cranes in the Sky"/"Don't Touch My Hair", with the help of the producers The Invaders.[20] Normani competed on season 24 of Dancing with the Stars from March through May 2017, alongside her dancing partner, professional ballroom dancer Valentin Chmerkovskiy.[21] They reached the finals and finished in third place.[22] In early August 2017, Normani had a cameo in singer Khalid's music video for "Young Dumb & Broke".[23] In October 2017, it was announced that Normani had signed to management company S10 Entertainment as a solo artist.[24][25] She was reported to have signed a publishing deal to Stellar Songs in early February 2018.[26]

Normani's duet with Khalid, "Love Lies" from the soundtrack for romantic teen comedy-drama film Love, Simon (2018), was released in February 2018.[27][28] The song was considered a sleeper hit, reaching the top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100, and peaking at number 9 after charting for 28 weeks.[29][30] "Love Lies" scored the highest first-week position for a single by a girl group member in the US, debuting at number 43 on the Billboard Hot 100.[31] "Love Lies" reached number 1 on the Mainstream Top 40 chart, and charted for forty five weeks, tying the then record for longest charting song on the chart with Dua Lipa's "New Rules".[32] The song was later placed on former U.S. President Barack Obama's 2019 year-end favorite songs list.[33]

In April 2018, following Fifth Harmony's indefinite hiatus, it was announced that Normani had signed to Keep Cool/RCA Records for her debut solo album.[34] The following month, it was reported that Normani signed to a modeling contract with Wilhelmina.[35] Over the next few months, Billboard announced that Normani was collaborating with Calvin Harris and Kehlani.[36][37] In August 2018, Normani was featured alongside Kehlani on Jessie Reyez's remix for her song "Body Count", which was featured on Reyez's Grammy-nominated EP, Being Human in Public.[38] She also featured alongside Davido on Quavo's song "Swing", from his debut solo album Quavo Huncho (2018).[39] That month, Normani signed on to a Puma campaign to endorse the brand's RS-0 shoes.[40]

On October 22, 2018, Normani and Calvin Harris released their EP, Normani x Calvin Harris, which features the songs "Checklist" with Wizkid and "Slow Down".[41][42] The following day, she performed the two songs alongside a new song, "Waves" featuring 6lack, at the Tidal X Brooklyn concert.[43][44] She then released "Waves" and premiered it on the music radio station Beats 1 on November 15, 2018.[45] The accompanying music video for "Waves" later won the reintroduced MTV Video Music Award for Best R&B Video. Normani was named the Top Female Breakout Artist of 2018 by Spotify.[46] In her interview with Beats 1, Normani said that her debut album would be released in the first quarter of 2019, and its title is a number.[45]

On January 11, 2019, Normani and Sam Smith released the song "Dancing with a Stranger", peaking at number 3 in the UK and number 7 in the U.S.[47] The song reached number 1 on the Adult Top 40 chart.[48] It was the most-played global radio song in 2019, according to Forbes.[49] The song earned her a nomination for Song of the Year at the 2020 Brit Awards. One year into her solo career, Normani became the fastest solo artist (without an album) to surpass one billion combined streams on Spotify.[50] In March 2019, she was the supporting act for Ariana Grande's first leg of the Sweetener World Tour in North America.[51] In April 2019, the singer made a surprise guest appearance during Khalid's Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival performance set.[52]

In August 2019, Normani performed a set at Lollapalooza music festival.[53] Later that month, she released the single "Motivation", co-written by Grande, and her first single without a featured artist.[54] The song reached the top 40 in multiple countries, including the US, where it peaked at number 33.[55] It's accompanying music video earned praise from music critics who compared her choreography to artist like Michael Jackson and Britney Spears.[56][57] E! News dubbed the music video as one of the pop culture moments that defined 2019.[58]

In September 2019, Normani performed a dance sequence on the Savage X Fenty runway show for Rihanna's lingerie brand, Savage X Fenty, which premiered on Amazon Prime Video.[59][60] Normani then announced that her debut album would be released in 2020, stating "it is a little more than halfway" complete.[61] Later that month, the singer joined The Voice as an advisor.[62] In October 2019, The Guardian ranked her as one of the 25 greatest female pop-group performers of all time.[63] The following month, Normani was announced as the first brand ambassador of Savage X Fenty.[64][65] Normani collaborated with Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj on the song "Bad to You", for the soundtrack of the 2019 film Charlie's Angels, released in November 2019.[66]

In January 2020, Normani joined rapper Megan Thee Stallion on the song "Diamonds", which served as the lead single for the soundtrack of the superhero film Birds of Prey (2020).[67] Normani was named in the Forbes 30 Under 30 list for 2020.[68] In February 2020, she was listed on BET's "Future 40" list, which is a list of "40 of the most inspiring and innovative vanguards who are redefining what it means to be unapologetically young, gifted & black".[69] In June 2020, Normani joined Urban Decay as a global citizen and a campaign spokesperson for the makeup brand.[70] In August 2020, Normani made a cameo in Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion's music video for "WAP", alongside Kylie Jenner and Rosalía.[71]

2021–present: Upcoming debut albumEdit

In March 2021, it was announced that "Dancing With a Stranger" was one of the most streamed song by a female artist in the UK ever.[72] On July 15, 2021, Normani released "Wild Side", featuring Cardi B.[73] The song peaked at number 14 on the Billboard Hot 100,[74] and reached number 1 on the Mainstream R&B/Hip-Hop chart.[75] In August 2021, Normani made a cameo in Baby Keem and Kendrick Lamar's music video for "Family Ties".[76] That same month, it was announced that she would star in the 2022 Pirelli Calendar.[77] Normani also performed "Wild Side" as a musical guest act on Rihanna's Savage X Fenty Show Vol. 3, which premiered on Amazon's Prime Video service on September 24, 2021.[78][79]

Normani was awarded Best Dance Performance for "Wild Side" at the 2021 BET Soul Train Music Awards on November 28, 2021.[80][81] She did an interview with Entertainment Tonight following her win where she was asked if she had a message for her fans. She responded with "Summer's gonna be lit" referencing when her album will be released.[82] The singer was also awarded Collaborator of the Year at the Variety Hitmakers Brunch on December 4, 2021, honoring the meticulously picked collaborations released by the artist, while simultaneously updating the fans on the reasoning behind her album delay in an interview conducted by Variety.[83]

Normani released "Fair" on March 18, 2022,[84] and performed the song on The Tonight Show the day of its release.[85] On April 6, 2022, the singer was announced as the face of Cracker Jill, for which she sang a reimagined version of the song "Take Me Out to the Ball Game", along with an accompanying music video.[86] That same day, she was also announced as the face of AMI Paris' photo campaign for the French brand's L’Accordéon bag, according to Vogue France.[87] On May 5, 2022, it was announced that Normani inked a publishing deal with Hipgnosis Songs Group.[88] On June 6, 2022, Normani was featured on the remix of her childhood friend Josh Levi's song "Don't They".[89]

In June 2022, Normani appeared in singer Chris Brown's music video for his song "Warm Embrace." She received criticism from fans for her association with Brown due to his extensive history of violence toward women.[90]

Artistry and influencesEdit

Normani has a mezzo-soprano vocal range.[91][92] Her music has primarily been described as pop,[93][94][95] with elements of R&B,[95] dance-pop,[96][97] Retro-pop,[98] and hip hop.[99] Normani said she does not want to be musically limited and aims to be "genre-less".[100][101]

Normani has taken inspiration from R&B[102] and pop music of the 1990s and 2000s. She has also cited artist such as Aaliyah, TLC, En Vogue, Toni Braxton, Selena, Jhené Aiko, Destiny's Child,[7] Mariah Carey,[103] Janet Jackson,[104] Beyoncé,[105] Ciara,[106] Lauryn Hill,[107] and Britney Spears[108] as influences.

PhilanthropyEdit

Along with Fifth Harmony, Normani was involved with the charities Girl Scouts of the US and the Ryan Seacrest Foundation.[109][110] In September 2016, Normani was named the Diversity Ambassador for The Cybersmile Foundation, a non-profit organization providing support for victims of cyber bullying and online hate campaigns, after being racially abused online.[111] In January 2017, Normani signed on to be the celebrity ambassador for the annual Stars & Strikes Celebrity Bowling Event & Tournament hosted by the Los Angeles charity A Place Called Home.[112] In February 2017, it was announced that Normani partnered with American Cancer Society as a global ambassador to help increase awareness about the importance of breast cancer screening and HPV vaccination.[113][114]

Personal lifeEdit

Normani is a Christian.[115] She resides in Los Angeles, California in the San Fernando Valley.[116]

In August 2016, Normani was racially cyber bullied on social media after an interview she gave was "taken out of context". During the time, angry fans of her former bandmate Camila Cabello, perceived her to be throwing shade for referring to Cabello as "quirky". According to Normani, fans called her racial slurs including the N word, and photoshopped her images to depict her as a slave being "whipped, beaten" and lynched. The incident led her to temporarily deactivating her Twitter account.[117][118]

In December 2019, racist Twitter and Tumblr post from 2012 shared by Camila Cabello when she and Normani were in Fifth Harmony resurfaced.[119] In a February 2020 interview with Rolling Stone, Normani responded to the posts, writing: "I struggled with talking about this because I didn’t want it to be a part of my narrative, but I am a black woman, who is a part of an entire generation that has a similar story. It would be dishonest if I said that this particular scenario didn’t hurt me", she admitted.[120] "It was devastating that this came from a place that was supposed to be a safe haven and a sisterhood [...] It took days for her to acknowledge what I was dealing with online and then years for her to take responsibility for the offensive tweets that recently resurfaced. Whether or not it was her intention, this made me feel like I was second to the relationship that she had with her fans. [...] I hope there is genuine understanding about why this was absolutely unacceptable".[121][122]

DiscographyEdit

FilmographyEdit

Year Name Role Notes
2011 Book Bryn Short
2012–13 The X Factor U.S. Herself 22 episodes (2012)
Guest: 1 episode (2013)
2014 Faking It Episode: "The Ecstasy and the Agony"
2015 Barbie: Life in the Dreamhouse Episode: "Sisters' Fun Day"
Taylor Swift: The 1989 World Tour Live Concert film
2016 The Ride Episode: "Fifth Harmony"
2017 Dancing with the Stars 11 episodes; season 24
1 episode; season 25
2018 Lip Sync Battle Episode: "Fifth Harmony"
Sugar 1 episode[123]
2019 Savage X Fenty Show Appearance/Performer[124]
The Voice Advisor Season 17 for Team Kelly
2020 RuPaul's Drag Race Guest Judge Season 12 (2020)
Episode: Gay's Anatomy[125]
Savage X Fenty Show: Vol. 2 Herself Appearance[126]
2021 Legendary Guest Judge Season 2, Episode 4[127]
Savage X Fenty Show: Vol. 3 Herself Appearance/Performer
2022 That's My Jam Herself/Guest Along with Taika Waititi, Rita Ora, Taraji P. Henson
Cardi Tries Herself Season 2, Episode 12[128]

Awards and nominationsEdit

As a solo artist, Normani has won 15 awards, including six BMI awards, a Soul Train Music Awards, a MTV Video Music Award for Best R&B Video, and a Teen Choice Award. Overall, she has been nominated for 42 awards, including nominations for the Brit Award for Song Of The Year, and the People's Choice Award for Song of the Year.

ToursEdit

Supporting actEdit

Ariana Grande - Sweetener World Tour (2019)[51]

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