Normani & Sam Smith Announce New Single ‘Dancing With A Stranger’

Published: Friday 4th Jan 2019 by Sam

Normani is looking to kick 2019 off with a bang!

The Fifth Harmony star has been steadily been building buzz with critically acclaimed material – including top 10 Khalid collaboration ‘Love Lies.’

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Now, she’s teamed with one of Pop’s most notable name for her next – Sam Smith.

Details below…

Moments ago on social media, the 22-year-old announced that she and the British singer will be unleashing new single ‘Dancing With A Stranger’ on January 11th.

Billed as a smooth slice of sultry, R&B influenced Pop, the collab came about through a chance encounter at the studio in LA as Sam was writing with pop legends Stargate and Jimmy Napes. Normani was in the studio next door and with both artists being long-term fans of each other it was all systems go to pair up to create the new number.

Speaking on the collab, the Houston native said:

“I’m truly blessed having the opportunity to create with one of the greatest vocalists of this decade. I think about the artists that I frequently listen to daily and Sam Smith has definitely been one of them for some time now. I never thought in a trillion years that I would be able to state that I have a record with this extremely gifted being. I’m super proud to share this song with Sam and cannot wait for the rest of the world to experience it – from the first moment that I heard the song I knew how special it was. I’m deeply in love with this body of work and I hope that you all will be too. I’m so thankful that Sam put his trust in me to help him bring this song to life. To my fans, thank you for all of your continued support. I love y’all!!! I pray you guys enjoy this.”

Smith added:

“I’m so excited for everyone to hear “Dancing With a Stranger,” which I wrote on The Thrill Of It All tour last year. For me it bottles everything I was feeling whilst juggling my personal life and touring.  It is also such a beautiful moment for me as I’m a huge, huge fan of Normani and everything she is. I’m so excited to watch her light shine. I hope everyone enjoys hearing this song as much as I do.”

We’re all sorts of buzzed for this one! On paper, it reads so titillatingly. Fingers crossed the song itself delivers.

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  1. Lou-Andrew Rodriguez January 4, 2019

    Fire! I’m ready.

  2. Haterz Gon‘ Hate January 4, 2019

    Normani girl live your dreams BUT NO!! 🤦🏾‍♂️ This only works if you like Sam Smit who is so desperately overrated. Did we even get multiple live rendering of ‘Checklist‘ and ‘Waves‘ which is were 🔥🔥🔥 ? Let the tracks resonate girl, I’m getting let’s-see-what-sticks teas. You have great star potential, “now don’t fxuk it up!!!!“

  3. I HATE WHYYYTE n Blaccck BITCHEZZ BOTH NOT SHT January 4, 2019

    Get it biiiiiiitch…..normani …..Sam amd you looks good together in the pic….get it bii8itch

  4. Liam January 4, 2019

    Good for her getting her name out there but what’s going with Waves that song is 🔥🔥🔥

    • Deelow January 4, 2019

      It impacts radio on the 8th and the video was shoot a couple weeks ago

  5. The Empress January 4, 2019

    Hmmmm. I wish the best for Normani.

  6. Jason January 4, 2019

    NOOOO! Why?!

  7. Dev January 4, 2019

    This is a good look if you want to be known as a features artist, otherwise i’m yet to hear the solo stuff.
    I also don’t think their voices will compliment each others

  8. DanYiel Iman January 4, 2019

    I’m excited, her duets haven’t let me down yet!!🎶

  9. Meme January 4, 2019

    They are just trying anything.

    I can tell you right now this girl wouldn’t happen. As bad as I want her to.

    Notice the difference on how Camila was launched. She was using other artist names to pop. Instead she was branded and pushed on that brand.

    I’m not understanding why all of Normanis solo efforts are features. And none of them have videos. She needs to make solo songs.

    • Deelow January 4, 2019

      Actually Normani only has 3 singles that has been released

      Love Lies: Sound Track Single (Not on her album)

      Waves: Promotional single (Will be on the album

      Dancing With a Stranger: First single from Sam Smith album (Will not be on her album)

      Everything else was

      Checklist and Slowdown: Both experimental tracks for fun with Calvin Harris (won’t be on any album)

      Swing: Album track on Quavos album

      BodyCount: Was a remix

      You seem to have missing memory, Camila have a few collabs when she first started and she also released a bunch of songs to see what stuck, fortuanly for here Havana stuck.

      • Meme January 4, 2019

        Camilla had features, for sure. But the difference she didn’t rely on the features for a big track. I barely even remember her feature artist. Normani is actually relying on other people’s wave to make her duet pop.

  10. Truth Tea January 4, 2019

    :sips truth tea:

    I really need the hate on Normani’s build up to stop. Y’all really are forgetting that Camila was no different. Shawn Mendez duets with “I Know What You Did Last Summer”, MGK duets on “Bad Things”, and that failure that was “No More Crying in the Club” (though I dug that Xtina sample). She was really lucky to have Havana b/c Camila had no brand.

    I rather Normani build a sound and name for herself then be pushed out like Dinah’s Bottled Up (which accomplished nothing besides showing Dinah can bounce her under boobs to the beat well in that video and still needs to find herself b/c the label didn’t).

    Do you, Normani.

    • T Weezy January 4, 2019

      Well this half true. Camila’s collabs weren’t with necessarily bigger artists. With I know what you did last summer, Shawn was just debuting, he wasn’t as big as he is now, while she was in 5H. And MGK definitely isn’t bigger than Camila. She gave him his highest charting hit. Same with Young Thug in Havana. But I do agree that Camila didn’t have brand when Crying In The Club came out, she found her brand and image along the way with Havana, and she ended up putting out one of the most cohesive pop efforts of 2018, so it worked out really good.

    • T Weezy January 4, 2019

      The difference with Normani is, it’s looking like she keeps targeting much bigger artists to get her name out there. Like with Khalid, he was Grammy nominated The year prior, and put out an extremely successful debut effort. Then she’s targeting Calvin Harris, and now Sam Smith. These “buzz” songs are her team testing the waters but if we’re keeping it a buck the waters are quite still. None of the songs are gaining any real traction. And I don’t see this one gaining anything either

  11. Tino January 4, 2019

    Sorry but this girl is starting to seem just desperate and all over the place.

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