Normani Names Beyonce and Janet Jackson As Influences For New Video

Published: Tuesday 6th Mar 2018 by Sam

Normani has been the name on the lips of many as she charges ahead with her solo career.

The Fifth Harmony star is off to a flying start with Khalid collaboration ‘Love Lies’ – which has been performing awesomely on radio and streaming platforms.

In the track’s accompanying video, the budding diva can be seen serving all sorts of sass. And in a new interview, she reveals that she had a number of notable women in mind when executing her moves.

Her words below…

Speaking to VEVO, the 21-year-old revealed she had one day to rehearse with choreographer Sean Bankhead before the shoot. Explaining her inspirations, she said:

“We were inspired by strong female solo performances in music videos: a mix between Mya‘s ‘My Love Is Like…Wo’ and Janet Jackson‘s ‘The Pleasure Principle’ – with the sex appeal of Beyonce, of course.”

As reported, Normani’s debut album is reportedly due via RCA later this year.

Pending then, peep the vid below…

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  1. Emilee March 6, 2018

    i hate it…she should just stick with fifth harmony…

    • jammy March 6, 2018

      bye. I am ALL here for solo Normani. The way she moves is so dope. I just agree with others that she just needs her vocals to be in check, because if not, she will have the moves of Beyonce, but sing like Rihanna…

      • Truth Dot Com March 6, 2018

        That still puts her in front of Keri Hilson, Ciara, and Keyshia Cole. IJS!!!

  2. Ashanti March 6, 2018

    Who else besides the two best black female entertainers

  3. Tori March 6, 2018

    I can see her being marketed as this generation “Beyoncé” and it’s not a bad idea. She definitely has the showmanship and skills but will definitely need a vocal coach and pre recorded tracks. I say work with Parkwood as well, RCA will put the music out but Parkwood has better marketing skills and the great minds took back up a promising new black girl.

    • IG -willkinging March 7, 2018

      She’s gotta lose some more flesh amp up the s** appeal and bleach up if she really wants to be “this generation Beyoncé”

      • Davide Astori March 11, 2018

        You have a problem, see a doctor

  4. ??? March 6, 2018

    lmao click bait mess. she named Janet and Mya as the main influences of her new video, she only threw roach’s name in there as an afterthought lmfaoooo

    • jammy March 6, 2018

      lmao staphhhh

  5. China March 6, 2018

    JANET JACKSON is the truth hunnie. Pleasure Principle and the greatest video of all time ALRIGHT. Not to mention When I think of You. Janet and Madonna have the greatest videos of all time.

    • RoyalKev March 6, 2018

      I always thought PP is a strong contender for that throne you speak of! It’s electrifying from beginning to end!

  6. jammy March 6, 2018

    I am ALL here for solo Normani. The way she moves is so dope. I just agree with others that she just needs her vocals to be in check, because if not, she will have the moves of Beyonce, but sing like Rihanna…

    I hope Dinah and Lauren slay too. I am worried for Ally..

  7. Theman March 6, 2018

    She mentioned Janet/Mya. If y’all grown men don’t get out of Beyonce’s a**…

  8. G7Pat March 6, 2018

    Cleary. Elevator scene was straight from SOTW tour. Mani kilt it tho

  9. Meme March 6, 2018

    I could have already told y’all that. Clearly she’s heavily influence by Beyonce which isn’t a good thing. Because that type of in your face style just isn’t cool anymore. I really think she should go a different route than overly s***.

  10. Smashing March 6, 2018

    She should stick with a Janet route. <3

  11. GurlWepa1989 March 6, 2018

    she’ll be another Tinashe, if she’s lucky. Pretty girl, and can dance…there are thousands of them. Theres nothing special about her. She can never live up to Camila’s success.

    • Meme March 6, 2018

      Exactly, and she wouldn’t even get to Tinashes level honestly.

      • JET March 7, 2018

        neither of the girls you mentioned are that great. Camila’s success still isn’t anything crazy beyond Havana so have a seat your thirsty h**. Also, I am pretty sure Normani will already outpace Tinashe.

      • Chasity March 7, 2018

        Sis, you comment on every normani every post.. you are secretly obsessed obsessed even though you be hating .. oops

  12. RoyalKev March 6, 2018

    A Janet /Beyonce combo is as slayful as it gets!

  13. Buzz Off! March 6, 2018

    Omg.. she needs to stop mentioning Beyonce’s Name in Every dam Interview, We Know She’s Her Inspiration And She’s Influenced by her Artistry But she needs to find her own Artistry and stop trying to Potray Bey.. Bey Is Bey And no matter how hard she tries she’ll Ne—-
    Well I guess y’all know what the rest is..

  14. A&R March 6, 2018

    Shid, naming Beyonce as her inspiration is not only honest but an awesome biz move. She’s legit.. gaining the Beyhive as supporters and having them is smart lol I also think it’s cool because to deny it would cause for other negative attention.. like the influence is evident ppl. I also think it’s cool Mya is being mentioned. She was legit a force that should’ve never died..smh

    This girl has potential and although her live vocals aren’t the strongest, her studio voice is refreshing and the tone is different than what’s out. Also, her dark skin has a advantage. With Wankanda being forever and African culture being popular man.. she can f*** it up!

    This is so good in so many ways??
    If she could be a powerhouse and Tinishe shapes up too.. they could be the next of the pack. W/ SZA being her one thing too.

  15. Keith March 7, 2018

    I dont see it in this Normani chick. Its nice she’s been influenced by some of the industry’s best but she doesnt bring anything compelling to the game at this point. Time will tell, but my vote is not likely…#MelB2018

  16. Barbara ‘Hunnychile’ Perez March 7, 2018

    Love this track.


    she needed to leave the stupid group they tried to downplay her beauty putting her an ugly clothes ugly hair but let the Latin and white b****** wear the weaves extensions short skirts

  18. DanYiel Iman March 7, 2018

    That’s awesome ??

  19. TheNewKidOnTheGrape March 7, 2018

    She said Janet and Mya, yet you let the name of the latter out of the title. I wonder why…?

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