V Magazine spotlights Normani, who they deem “Pop’s new MVP.”
And we imagine few would disagree.
Since Fifth Harmony‘s” indefinite hiatus” announcement, the 23-year-old has made a number of savvy moves – including inking a solo deal, teaming with some of music’s most notable names, and nabbing a series of hits in the process.
All seemed to build to a major breakout moment, one which arrived this summer in the form of ‘Motivation.’
The viral sensation sent the singer’s name into the stratosphere and has set up the firmest of foundations for her hotly anticipated album debut.
As well as posing it up for the publication, the New Orleans native spoke on the LP (due “early 2020”), ‘Motivation,’ and more.
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On Her Motivation For Releasing ‘Motivation’
“Before I was scratching the surface. I feel like [‘Motivation’] was the perfect opportunity to reintroduce myself.
This is why I put videos out like [that]. To the rest of the world it’s like, Oh my gosh, where has she been? What is this? For me, this is what I knew I’ve had within myself for such a long time. I have just been bottling it up, and I’m so eager to share it with the rest of the world. God, like, saved me until he knew that the moment was right—which is now!”
“I am definitely going to be prioritizing real-life experiences and making sure it’s my truth—me as a woman, right now will finally [allow] people. . .to get to know the real me, the real Normani.”
On Working On The ‘Charlie’s Angels’ With Ariana Grande
“When Ariana asked me to be on it, I was like, ‘duh! It is definitely a female anthem and there is a lot of estrogen on the record.”