30 Noteworthy Facts About Normani You Might Have Missed Before

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Normani, world renowned as a member of the chart-topping girl group Fifth Harmony, has made her mark in the music industry, carving out her successful solo path. Apart from her musical career, she has been involved in various philanthropic activities. She partnered with American Cancer Society as a global ambassador to help increase awareness about the importance of breast cancer screening and HPV vaccination. She was also 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. Here are some really interesting facts about the singer that will make you love her more:

    Normani in 2017
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  1.  Just a year into her solo career, she became the fastest solo artist, without an album, to surpass one billion combined streams on Spotify.
  2.  She competed on season 24 of “Dancing with the Stars” from March through May 2017, alongside her dancing partner, professional ballroom dancer Valentin Chmerkovskiy. The duo finished in third place.
  3.  Her duet with Khalid, "Love Lies," the soundtrack for the movie “Love, Simon” was considered a sleeper hit, peaking at number nine after charting for 28 weeks.
  4.  "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.
  5.  The single charted the Mainstream Top 40 charts for forty five weeks, tying the record for longest charting song on the chart with Dua Lipa's "New Rules."
  6.  Normani Kordei Hamilton was born on May 31, 1996 to Derrick and Andrea Hamilton, in Atlanta, Georgia. She has two older half sisters, Ashlee and Arielle.
  7.  She was raised in New Orleans, but in 2005, she and her family relocated to Pearland, Texas, after Hurricane Katrina.
  8.  She attended private school as a child, and was homeschooled since sixth grade. She competed in dance, gymnastics and beauty pageants, from the age of three.
  9.  She and her mother traveled between Houston and Los Angeles for acting, singing and dance auditions.
  10.  At the age of 13, she recorded a couple of songs, following which she appeared in the HBO series “Treme.”
  11. Normani August 2019
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  12.  In the year 2012, she auditioned for the second season of “The X Factor USA” by performing “Chain of Fools” by Aretha Franklin.
  13.  Hamilton got the approval from all the four judges, and advanced to the next round. However, during the second round of boot camp, she was eliminated.
  14.  While she was eliminated as a solo artist, she was brought back to the show and put into a group with four other girls, Ally Brooke, Lauren Jauregui, Dinah Jane, and Camila Cabello.
  15.  The girls together formed the group, which later became known as Fifth Harmony. The group managed to make it to the finale and finished in third place.
  16.  After Cabello’s departure from the group, the group, as a quartet released their self-titled album in August 2017.
  17.  Following this, she became the quartet's de facto leader, leading solos and choreography. Her onstage confidence in the group caught the attention of executive Tunji Balogun.
  18.  Balogun, the founder of RCA’s imprint Keep Cool, along with manager Brandon Silverstein, started working with Normani in late 2017.
  19.  She 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.  In October 2017, she was reported to have signed to management company S10 Entertainment as a solo artist. In February 2018, it was announced that she had signed a publishing deal with Stellar Songs.
  21.  In April 2018, after the announcement of Fifth Harmony’s indefinite hiatus, she signed to Keep Cool/RCA Records for her debut solo album.
  22. 191201 Normani at 93.3 FLZ Jingle Ball (1)
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  23.  Normani was featured alongside Kehlani on Jessie Reyez's remix for her song "Body Count", which was featured on Reyez's EP, Being Human in Public, in August 2018.
  24.  She was also featured alongside Davido on Quavo's song "Swing", from his 2018 debut solo album “Quavo Huncho.”
  25.  She and Calvin Harris released their EP, “Normani x Calvin Harris,” which features the songs "Checklist" with Wizkid and "Slow Down," around the same time.
  26.  She and Sam Smith released the song "Dancing with a Stranger", on January 11, 2019, peaking at number three in the UK and number seven in the U.S.
  27.  She released “Waves” which premiered on the music radio station Beats 1 on November 15, 2018. She was named the Top Female Breakout Artist of 2018 by Spotify.
  28.  In the year 2015, Normani released two dance videos performing Future's "Fuck Up Some Commas" and Teyana Taylor's "Do Not Disturb" on her YouTube channel.
  29.  She joined Urban Decay as a global citizen and a campaign spokesperson for the make-up brand in June 2020.
  30.  She released "Wild Side", featuring Cardi B, on July 15, 2021, which is expected to be the lead single of her upcoming debut studio album.
  31.  She 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.
  32.  Normani was named in the Forbes 30 Under 30 list for 2020. In February 2020, she was listed on BET's "Future 40" list.
  33.  Normani Net Worth: $4 Million

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