Watch: Normani Gives First Televised Performance of Debut Single ‘Waves’

Published: Wednesday 13th Mar 2019 by Rashad

Despite having shared the stage with the likes of former band Fifth Harmony, Urban hitmaker Khalid, and more, Normani – albeit no stranger to setting stages alight by her lonesome – hasn’t had many televised performances as the show leader.  Last night’s appearance on the “Tonight Show” (March 13) was one of many strides to change that.

A month after premiering the long-awaited visual to her debut solo single, ‘Waves’ (click here to watch), the burgeoning diva called on the song’s collaborator, 6LACK, to assist for the tune’s inaugural televised outing. Undoubtedly a bid to push the song into a Hot 100 placement (which has eluded it as of time reported), look inside to see how ‘Mani fared:

[photo credit:  NBC]

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  1. Nasty Toxic Snatch March 14, 2019

    ? Her live vocals are EVERYTHING! ?

  2. Drinkmybussyjuice March 14, 2019

    Lose the “beyonce stance”, get breath control, more interesting costumes, a little more vocal training, nd more umpf into the moves and she could be a force once she finds herself. For now though like i say, reminds me of ever new rnd girl out rn. The choreography was there though and that mic moment was cute.

    • London March 14, 2019

      It’s always queens trying to tell a REAL woman what she should do a wear. Meanwhile you’re sitting in your section 8 efficiency on the sideline. Get your entire life gurl!!!

      • Truth March 14, 2019

        But did he lie… there’s a reason why all the top Queens higher men… but I guess you know that….

      • Meme March 14, 2019

        Lmfaooo not section 8 efficiency. I can’t breathe.

  3. Keegan March 14, 2019

    Babbbbbbbby she is a bad b**** I am now a fan

  4. Lou-Andrew Rodriguez March 14, 2019

    Vocals and choreo was ??

  5. Lou-Andrew Rodriguez March 14, 2019

    As Nicki Minaj said, Normani is that b*tch.

  6. DMA_Moon March 14, 2019

    I’m just here to see who’s hating, because babyyyyyyy!

    Lindaaaaaa Listeeeeeeen!!!!! Eh VURYYYYY Thiiiiiiiiiiiing!

    Just getting her chocolate glowing life. So polished and she’s just starting! I wasn’t readyyyyyyy.

  7. MrStLaurent March 14, 2019

    Damn Normani ????

  8. Liam March 14, 2019

    She slayed and her tone >>>>>

  9. Pedonika March 14, 2019

    Boring. Not even a one-hit-wonder.

  10. Meme March 14, 2019

    Polarizing and compelling.

    Normani is a performer and a visual type artist. Similar to Ciara but more talented. Her voice isn’t going to ever be her strong point but all the pieces together makes up.

  11. ayyye March 14, 2019

    i was prepared to be super critical, but mama is practicing and it shows. she slayed me !…. without wind machine overkill

  12. Jay March 14, 2019

    She can sing but y’all are forcing her on us! She’s Darkskin so I don’t see her going far and her lung compacity isn’t the best honestly but I still want her to win so yeah…

    • iamdiego March 14, 2019

      how is she forced she barely gets airtime. Its like her 3rd tv performance in a yr. you did not have click the article if you don’t see it for brown skinned women.

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  14. SNF March 14, 2019

    She ate… Ariana’s live performances are not even this good… love ari btw … Normani is dope af

    • Jazzy Bi Asian ??‍♀️??‍♀️??‍♀️ March 14, 2019

      Ariana Grande would blow her out of the water vocally, but no she can dance much better. Ariana is a singer tho not a dancer

      • SNF March 14, 2019

        I agree. Ari’s voice is crazy…

      • Pedonika March 14, 2019

        Lol @ Ariana being a vocalist. Not with those paper thin vocals of hers

  15. ~The Arcade~ March 14, 2019

    So versatile in her performances… She’s honestly such a breath of fresh air, I’ll always tune in and support this sister. The hunger and drive is definintely there.

  16. iamdiego March 14, 2019

    I love her

  17. Kaz March 14, 2019

    She killed this performance. ? Vocals, choreography, stage presence.. Everything. ??

  18. Jazzy Bi Asian ??‍♀️??‍♀️??‍♀️ March 14, 2019

    She needs to work on her voice, it’s too generic and sounds like every Sevyn Streeter on the r&b scene but she has the performing aspect down!

  19. jem March 14, 2019

    to all of you talking **** about her vocals, her lower register is actually on point, she just needs to work on higher notes more. But in the world with Rita’s Rihanna’s Katy’s etc. she has an edge on girls like that with her stage presence and dancing. What she has on a lot of the new girls with better vocals is the ability to dance. Ariana was not dumb for picking her to open the show.

  20. Dc March 14, 2019

    Y’all really give her way to much

  21. Haterz Gon‘ Hate March 14, 2019

    Stage Presence 10/10, Choreo was cute but maybe it’s too soon for her to properly SLAY my existence.

    She’s evolving but – it’s true she needs to work on her vocals – the performance would have been made with a few BELTS – I was gagging to hear a Belt to punctuate the performance and it never came and I was alittle let down ?

    Otherwise – great for a solo newbie

  22. Lana Del Fan March 14, 2019

    She freaking killed it!!!!!

  23. Xoxo March 14, 2019

    You guys are trying to shove this Beyoncé copycat down our throats so bad…. I wish I liked her songs cos she can dance but no

  24. Cambri777 March 14, 2019

    People seem to forget that a strong closer doesn’t get you anywhere. Everyone isn’t into that. The world see and hear through different eyes and ears. Aaliyah don’t have thestringest voice but her music is timeless. Same goes for Janet and Madonna.m who are way more successful than any of these “powerful vocalist”.

  25. S.U.P.E.R.S.T.A.R.!. March 14, 2019

    I wasn’t wowed vocally or otherwise but good luck to her.

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