39 Facts About Normani


Normani Kordei Hamilton is an American singer and dancer.


Normani 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.


In July 2021, Normani released "Wild Side", featuring Cardi B, which reached the top 20 in the US.


Normani Kordei Hamilton was born on May 31,1996, in Atlanta to Derrick and Andrea Hamilton.


Normani attended private school as a child, and was homeschooled since sixth grade.


Normani recorded a couple of songs, her first at age 13, and appeared in the HBO series Treme.


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.


Normani was cut during the second round of boot camp, but was invited back to the show to perform as part of a group with Ally Brooke, Lauren Jauregui, Dinah Jane, and Camila Cabello.


Normani became the quartet's de facto leader, leading solos and choreography.


Normani competed on season 24 of Dancing with the Stars from March through May 2017, alongside her dancing partner, professional ballroom dancer Valentin Chmerkovskiy.


In October 2017, it was announced that Normani had signed to management company S10 Entertainment as a solo artist.


Normani was reported to have signed a publishing deal to Stellar Songs in early February 2018.


Normani appeared alongside Davido on Quavo's song "Swing", from his debut solo album Quavo Huncho.


That month, Normani signed on to a Puma campaign to endorse the brand's RS-0 shoes.


Normani was named the Top Female Breakout Artist of 2018 by Spotify.


One year into her solo career, Normani became the fastest solo artist to surpass one billion combined streams on Spotify.


In May 2019, Normani was named the most discovered artist by Indian millennials on Spotify India in its first 60 days, since the app was made available in the country on February 26,2019.


In September 2019, Normani performed a dance sequence on the Savage X Fenty Show by Rihanna, which premiered on Amazon Prime Video.


Normani then announced that her debut album would be released in 2020, stating "it is a little more than halfway" complete.


Normani teamed up with the National Basketball Association for a holiday themed commercial, which included her reinterpretation of "Winter Wonderland" called "Ballin' in a Christmas Wonderland".


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.


Normani was named in the Forbes 30 Under 30 list for 2020.


In June 2020, Normani joined Urban Decay as a global citizen and a campaign spokesperson for the makeup brand.


Normani performed "Wild Side" as a musical guest act on Rihanna's Savage X Fenty Show Vol.


Normani was awarded Best Dance Performance for "Wild Side" at the 2021 BET Soul Train Music Awards on November 28,2021.


Normani did an interview with Entertainment Tonight following her win where she was asked if she had a message for her fans.


Normani responded with "Summer's gonna be lit" referencing when her album will be released.


That same month, Normani collaborated with Google for an interactive Black Friday campaign, that helped highlight black owned businesses.


Normani released "Fair" on March 18,2022, and performed the song on The Tonight Show the day of its release.


On May 5,2022, it was announced that Normani inked a publishing deal with Hipgnosis Songs Group.


On June 6,2022, Normani was featured on the remix of her childhood friend Josh Levi's song "Don't They".


Later that month, Normani appeared in singer Chris Brown's music video for his song "WE ", though she received criticism from fans due to his extensive history of violence toward women.


On July 29,2022, Normani released the single "New to You" alongside Calvin Harris, Tinashe and Offset, for Harris' album Funk Wav Bounces Vol.


Normani has stated that she does not want to be musically limited and aims to be "genre-less".


Normani has cited artist such as Aaliyah, TLC, En Vogue, Mya, Toni Braxton, Selena, Jhene Aiko, Destiny's Child, Mariah Carey, Janet Jackson, Beyonce, Ciara, Lauryn Hill, Whitney Houston, Brandy and Britney Spears as influences.


Normani graced the cover of Rolling Stone's March 2020 Women Shaping the Future issue, alongside Megan Thee Stallion and SZA.


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.


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.


In December 2019, racist Twitter and Tumblr post from 2012 shared by Camila Cabello when she and Normani were in Fifth Harmony resurfaced.