After leaving Fifth Harmony, Normani Kordei is going strong at her solo career with hit single “Love Lies”. Explore about her early life, Began of her Success and solo career!
Passion for singing and dancing began at an early age
Normani Kordei Hamilton known for her stage name Normani Kordei was a member of Fifth Harmony (Girl group). Normani was born on May 31, 1996, which makes him 23 years old at present. She is known as a singer, dancer, and model.
Born to parents Derrick Hamilton (father) and Andrea Hamilton (mother), born in Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.A. Normani was raised in New Orleans, Louisiana along with her two siblings named Arielle Hamilton and Ashlee Hamilton.
She has a mixed type of ethnicity i.e. she is African-American, Indian-American and French-American. Her passion for dancing and singing began since four years old.
Aretha Franklin, Beyonce, Alicia Keys, and Jennifer Hudson were her musical influences. Her birth sign is Gemini. Normani went to different competitions such as dance, gymnastics and beauty pageants. She performed gospel music as a child. Her first recorded song at age 13.
Began of Success
Before going for the audition for The X Factor, she had already reached the final of Miss Texas. While in the audition, Normani’s performance was able to get yes from all four judges.
In the boot camp, Normani sang “If I Ain’t Got You” and “What Makes You Beautiful against”. The liked both of her performances. But unfortunately, in the second round of boot camp, she got eliminated as a solo artist despite her beautiful performance.
Later, she was placed with four other girls i.e. with Lauren Jauregui, Ally Brooke, Dinah Jane, and Camila Cabello. This group with five girls later became Fifth Harmony. The group made it through the finale and was able to achieve the third place.
“There’s definitely a lot of pressure on us, being part of the team of Simon Cowell, because he is one of the most respected search engine talent in the world, The fact that they believe in our potential as a group is a great achievement.”
After X-Factor, Fifth Harmony came up with amazing songs. There songs like “Worth It” and “Work from Home” won many nominations and awards. On March 19, 2018, the group declared their decision to take an indefinite break to pursue solo careers.
Normani Kordei’s solo career
Hamilton also appeared in a short film called “Book,” played the role of Bryn. In this, she deals with bullying and social prejudice. She has modeled for brands like Target and for several magazines and also made some appearances on the catwalk. She has her modeling contract with Wilhelmina.
After living Fifth Harmony, she began her solo career. On October 21, 2017, she signed with management company S10 Entertainment for her solo career. Her debut single with Khalid titled “Love Lies” released on 14 February 2018. This was the last among her group to release a solo single.
This single has reached millions of views and is making it to YouTube’s trending page. It has reached over 50 million Spotify streams and debuted at number 43 on the Billboard Hot 100. As of March 2018, “Love Lies” the most successful Fifth Harmony solo single.
After her success with “Love Lies”, she will be coming up with her solo debut studio album. In April 2018, Normani had signed to Keep Cool/RCA Records for her solo album. Normani shared about her collaboration with Missy Elliott for an upcoming music.
She also said Billboard about collaborating with Calvin Harris and Kehlani. Normani Kordei earns a net worth of $3 million.
Normani says she’s a very shy person, but when it comes to performing on stage she’s a different person,
“She (Beyoncé) says that she’s a very shy person when she’s Beyoncé but when she gets on stage she’s Sasha Fierce. So when I’m on stage I pretend like I’m Beyoncé”.
Reference: (fifthharmony.wikia.com, thefamouspeople.com)