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Fifth Harmony’s Normani Kordei Covers Rolling Out / Dishes On Solo R&B Material

Published: Thursday 2nd Mar 2017 by Sam

With the world awaiting Fifth Harmony next collective move after becoming a four-piece, the group’s members are ensuring the masses get to know them as individuals too.

Case in point Normani Kordei.

Fresh from signing on to ABC’s Dancing With The Stars, the ferocious performer  now appears on the cover of Rolling Out magazine.

Beyond the striking feature shot, Kordei opens up about her solo and 5H plans, as well as how the ‘DWTS’ gig came about.

Peep excepts below…

Rolling Out: You mentioned that you guys started off on this path wanting to be solo artists, and then you were brought together. What would your solo project sound like?

Normani: I’m actually really excited to figure that out, as well, just because I’ve been in a group for five years now. I know who I am, and I know what I have to offer. It’s definitely more R&B and more soul because we’re generally pop [and] urban. But I definitely have more soul than I’ve been given the opportunity to showcase and offer. I kind of have to take pieces of myself to fit what it is that radio wants.

How does that make you feel, knowing that you can’t be yourself all the time?
I just feel like I haven’t been able to showcase my full potential. I hate the fact that people can judge based on something that isn’t fully given to them. Like this isn’t the full product. This isn’t all I have to offer, so don’t judge based on this little piece of what you’re given. I have so much in me that people don’t even know, and I can’t wait to offer it to them.

Are you ever frustrated that you can’t share everything? I know that life is a process, and even as a solo artist, you couldn’t share everything in one take, so you have to evolve.
Like you said, there’s a process and there [are] learning lessons, and I think that as the years go by, growth happens. There’s always room for growth. I feel like I’ll never get to the point where I’m 100 percent happy with where I am with my career.

What can you make better?
For me, honestly, I think it’s a mental game. I think that I need to recognize where I am. People kind of tell me sometimes, “Sometimes I even forget that you’re in one of the biggest girl groups of all time; I forget that you’re even famous,” because I can be so normal. I’m that girl from New Orleans; I’m that girl from Houston; you would never know that I’ve been through what I’ve been through. So I think [it will be] me kind of stepping into “Normani Kordei,” as opposed to just always being Normani.

So let’s talk about 2017, since we’re fully in it.  What are you looking forward to both personally and with Fifth Harmony?
So, 2017 with Fifth Harmony is going to be absolutely amazing. We’ve worked so hard. Looking back from 2012 up until now, we’ve had so much growth. We’ve been through so much and we’ve worked our butts off to get to where we are right now, and I just know that we have so much more to offer. I feel like 2016 was definitely a great year, and we kind of escalated and started moving up, but I feel like we haven’t actually reached our full potential yet. I feel like in this year, it’s definitely going to happen.

So how are you going to juggle Fifth Harmony and your solo pursuits?
… obviously, with the group being the number one priority, and me doing my own solo projects, I think that it’s just about balance, keeping myself centered, and being happy and healthy. I also have an amazing team around me. It definitely helps when you have your mom on the road; I can’t imagine doing this without her. She keeps me grounded and she keeps me sane.

How did joining the cast of “Dancing With the Stars” come about?
“Dancing With the Stars” is a show I always watched with my grandma, and it was one of my favorite shows, but more importantly one of her favorite shows. It was always captivating to see two people grow and have this journey with each other and maybe not win but come out stronger in the end.

Interesting.

We’d be fronting if we said we weren’t salivating to hear solo Normani; she’s too exciting of a prospect to not be buzzed.

Still, we’re keen to see the newly trim 5H mark their mark before any solo careers take flight.

Put simply, everything is due course.

#DWTS Season 24 ✨ @iamvalc

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  1. B da Qwee March 2, 2017

    Sorry shes just too dark

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    • HALF AMAZIN March 2, 2017

      Of all the things to do online….you’re an idiot

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      • B da Qwee March 2, 2017

        but you b****** are always on here bringing down other black woamn stfu bitxch

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    • RI March 2, 2017

      ur perpetuating something evil.

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    • Tim Brown March 2, 2017

      Was Lauryn Hill to dark? Okay..bye

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  2. KY March 2, 2017

    Isn’t DWTS for hasbeens?

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    • AmbeRussell March 3, 2017

      nope. kim k was on, as well as floyd mayweather also danced on the show as well. a lot of people go on to get their names bigger. Simone Biles is on there and she just won at the Olympics and was one of the top female competitor there. it is to give you a house hold name. look at Alfonso Ribeiro (carolton from fresh prince), he got a job after winning and got his name bigger.

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  3. Melanin God March 2, 2017

    Normani Kordei is coming for you b******!

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  4. B da Qwee March 2, 2017

    she shud bleach first than might get a shot until than no.

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    • #ispeakfacts March 2, 2017

      @ B da Qw

      U want attention so bad… obviously u r insecure about the way u look to have to insult someone skin tone! If ppl hated her color she wouldn’t be on that magazine cover or better yet on dancing with the stars. I think she is a beautiful girl no doubt… but she lacks vocal talent that is weaker then both Ciara and Rhianna. I hope she does well… but like I’ve always said I don’t see solo quality in none of those girls including the girl that left the group!

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  5. iSpeakTruthNoFallacy March 2, 2017

    Now I love Normani; she’s my lil Chocatae Drop Drop. HOWEVER, if she thinks she is going to see superstar success she is SADLY mistaken. Fifth Harmony haven’t even established themselves as a group yet they’re all trying to go solo. And let’s keep it honest, not ONE of them have the superstar element even close to Kelly…Hell ain’t one of them broads even Michelle. They need to grow more as a group and curate their own sound. They all should’ve sat down, passed around some lit blunts and watched the New Edition series for a lesson…Good luck tho

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    • Tim Brown March 2, 2017

      Cant lie…some good points in here… 😐

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  6. Chris March 2, 2017

    One of the biggest girl groups of all time? Girl no.

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    • Regina George March 2, 2017

      Baaaaaby! I read that part and was like “Damn sis… gassed up much?” The gag is… there’s no gag… that was just a lie lol

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      • Fancy BISH March 4, 2017

        lol

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    • Tim Brown March 2, 2017

      Word. Sans their streaming… their numbers are super low compared to DC and TLC… :/

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  7. Camila March 2, 2017

    Soooo.

    NOW. CAN. WE. GET. OFF. MY. F******. BACK.?!

    Funny because everyone is working on their on s*** but I’m the one who gets talked about. Everyone had plans!!! We should of did solo s*** this year and picked up again for the finale album in 2018.

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  8. Suxmycockiness =0 March 2, 2017

    Gorgeous Woman! 😍

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  9. Jamie March 2, 2017

    I’m pretty much tired of everything to come out of that so-called group. They were just never meant to be a group. They never gelled well at all.

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  10. @ASAPicon March 2, 2017

    Beautiful woman

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  11. Meme March 2, 2017

    Remy ma have out a new diss record. Y’all need to keep up.

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    • $WALLA March 2, 2017

      It’s crap and it’s desperate. Internet freak. You scare me!

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      • Danzou March 3, 2017

        she’s on our side babe

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      • Meme March 3, 2017

        exactly @danzou we’re on the same side fool

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  12. Danzou March 2, 2017

    Remy is getting dragged on twitter

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    • Jamie March 2, 2017

      And Nicki is getting dragged in the streets. What’s good?

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      • Danzou March 3, 2017

        and how would your gay ass know? the streets is far from your bracket. remy is over and the minute she shamed nickis body she ruined herself. especially with that wack ass diss she just dropped.

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    • Meme March 3, 2017

      @danzou im hollering lolol

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      • Danzou March 3, 2017

        me too babe. they switched on remy like a mothafucka.

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    • Jamie March 3, 2017

      The lies you tell Danielle. If it makes you feel better. I may like men, but unlike you and your fav, I don’t wallow in them and lie about it. You a h**, your momma a h**, and your ancestors are all h***. Ya great grandmother enjoyed that white meat during slavery with her h** ass. She had the opportunity to be free, but the dyck made her stay. She was a stupid, faithful h**, and passed that shyt right through her bloodline.smh

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  13. WNow at youfr best game way tuesidnz March 4, 2017

    Good luck to her for her career

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