Official: Normani Signs Major Solo Record Deal

Published: Monday 9th Apr 2018 by Sam

Fifth Harmony star Normani is strutting on full steam with her solo career.

With the group now on hiatus, the 21-year-old is making major moves to establish her own name, brand, and success narrative.

Now, it’s been confirmed who the stage blazer has teamed up with to assist her cause.

Details below…

Billboard confirms our earlier report that Normani has inked a major deal with Sony’s RCA Records. 

Interestingly, it’s in joint partnership with Keep Cool – a new label venture spearheaded by seasoned industry force Tunji Balogun.

The pairing reunites Normani and Balogun, who previously collaborated when the latter served as A&R of Fifth Harmony’s self-titled third album.

He’s also notable for being instrumental in the career successes of Childish Gamino, Bryson Tiller, H.E.R, and Khalid – who Normani worked with on hit collaboration ‘Love Lies.’

As well as label-head, Balogun be leading the A&R charge for the songbird’s debut solo offering. And the union is off to a roaring start; for, as reported, Normani already in the studio with Bruno Mars and Rihanna hitmakers.

Speaking on the deal, the Houston native said in a statement:

“I’m so incredibly grateful to be able to be in a place where I can explore myself as an artist and what I’m capable of. Never in a million years did I think I would be in this position in 2018. Everyone has been so supportive and patient; thank you so much to my fans for giving me the opportunity.”

She continued, saluting her bandmates for their support:

“I’m so thankful to my girls that we created this space among ourselves to explore and branch out creatively. Fifth Harmony has always been and will always be home. I’d like to say thank you to Tunji and Peter [RCA chairman/CEO Edge] for believing in the vision that I have for myself as an artist. I’m appreciative for their commitment and perseverance.”

Balogun added:

“Normani is a dynamic, multi-talented young woman with vibrant energy and a powerful spirit. We are extremely excited to welcome her into the RCA family and I’m honored to announce her as the first artist signed to Keep Cool. We are all looking forward to watching Normani thrive and flourish as we create incredible music and unforgettable moments together.”

Also notable were comments from RCA CEO Peter Edge, who said of the rising star:

“Normani’s talent and charisma really set her apart as a leading lady in the industry. I know she will bring that same energy and more to her solo career.”

Huge congrats!

Normani has secured an all-star team; she’s managed by a branch of Roc Nation, has signed with a major label, and is already cooking up tracks with super-producers. Add to that a collaboration that’s rocking the airwaves and is seems as though she’s poised for big things!

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  1. Achooo! April 9, 2018

    Congratulations for Normandi

  2. Camilla of a 5 Harmony April 9, 2018

    We already Have Kelly Rowland no need for a knock off version but congrats on your success!!! You won’t do Numbers like Camilla because people aren’t checking for R&B / Pop Records this Season

  3. I HATE .WHYyyyte n Blaaaxk. Bitchezzzzz April 9, 2018

    She should not mention Fifth Harmony anymore,

  4. iamdiego April 9, 2018

    thats my girl

  5. ontherun April 9, 2018

    Congrats to Normani, she has such potentiol to do big things. I can see her and lauren establishing themselves as artists…the other two not so much

  6. Jeans April 9, 2018

    Can’t wait until she has an album out. Gonna support her

  7. Chasity April 9, 2018

    Okayyyyy, come throughhhh!!! Where is hating ass meme at??

    • Meme April 9, 2018

      I’m no hater. I love supporting new talent. I only said she wasn’t the star of the group, and my opinion still stands. She will not see Camila’s level of success.

      • The Wig Snatcher April 9, 2018

        And what is Camila’s level of success??? Following the success formula of Jennifer Lopez, Shakira and Selena Gomez by being terrible Latina vocalists who svcked and fvcked their way to success???

        Why there has never been a Latina pop artist in mainstream since Gloria Estefan and Selena (not Gomez) who actually can sing is beyond me?

  8. Meme April 9, 2018

    Congrats!!! I will be supporting her. We need new black females in music. LETS GO!

    • TheNewKidOnTheGrape April 9, 2018

      This ! And she’s dark skinned, which is rare these days.

    • Buzz Off! April 9, 2018

      @Meme Lol It’s Funny How You Say We Need Black Females In Music.. Well We have them It’s just that yall Ain’t Supprting Them.. so i don’t really get your point..

  9. erica April 9, 2018

    She’s not from Houston, she is from New Orleans

  10. cocobutta April 10, 2018

    With her improved vocals and already excellent stage presence, this could be a great stint.
    She would be wise to use her girls to add vocals here and there also.

    Would like to hear a track of Dinah Jane and Normani.
    Also a separate one featuring Lauren.

  11. DanYiel Iman April 10, 2018

    I’m excited about this, she’s very talented!!

  12. CX April 10, 2018

    Alright she got the battery pack now just soar girl, I so want for her to WIN!!!

    But I just hope they don’t give her the Tinashe treatment. Just throwing singles of all musical kind just to see what’ll chart. I totally see SZA, Khalid, Normani as RCAs lil R&B trinity…

    And please let’s not make Mani another black woman we complain about being slighted but then turn around and not support…

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