Normani Scorches V Magazine / Spills On Debut Album

Published: Monday 11th Nov 2019 by Sam

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.

Head below for more…

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!”


On Her Debut Solo Album

“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.”


We’re anticipating Normani’s next move. Are you?

Your thoughts?

[Photo Credit: V Magazine / Carin Backoff]

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  1. Are You Kidding Me? November 11, 2019

    Today is November 11th. 11/11 I dare Clarkson to not say anything negative and make a wish at 11:11.

    • Clarkson November 11, 2019

      She trynna look like Camila 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣 but she will forever look like Serena Williams 🤮

      • Clarkson November 11, 2019

        SPAM: Repetition of this behaviour will result in a ban.

  2. Are You Kidding Me? November 11, 2019

    Not here for the blonde at all. Black women’s hair defies gravity. There are so many different interesting ways to style their hair. Bantu knots would have been fire with the fits.

    I am going to be negative: As Black and melanated as the Motivation video was, this seems very assimilatory. I didn’t even know it was Normani and that shade of lipstick doesn’t flatter. The lighting washes out her skin. This seems styled by someone who is not used to working with our skintones, hair and bodies.

  3. Clarkson November 11, 2019

    “nabbing a series of hits in the process.”

    What hits? motivation has fallen completely out of the charts even after releasing a remix with 21 savage.

    I want normani to win so bad but it isnt gonna happen for her.

    It’s taking normani long to pop and the public will soon move on to the next pop girl.
    Look at the other new artists of 2019, Lewis capaldi, Billie ellish, summer walker, they’ve all taken off, no hype ,no free promo from nobody in the industry

    Motivation is such a bad song

    Arianna Grande wrote motivation , I wanna ask you, if motivation was a good song do u think Arianna will give it to another singer to sing? HELL NO.

    Arianna will keep it for herself and she will sing it herself cause she is thirsty for a number 1.

    Normani doesnt have any artistry at all. O feel like she sing whatever her white manager tells her to sing.

    • Are You Kidding Me? November 11, 2019

      You’re pathetically predictable. Someone you’re not a fan of and wrote several paragraphs. You. Have. Issues.

      • Clarkson November 11, 2019

        Camilla is the best

  4. only facts November 11, 2019

    A STAR!

  5. Clarkson November 11, 2019

    Girl u should have turned that Charlie angels soundtrack down.

    Dua lipa was suppose to sing ur part in bad to u but she turned it down, normani u should have done the same.

    “It’s a cute song, the song is not going to change the world”

    Chaka Khan speaking on her collaborations with Arianna Grande on the Charlie’s angel soundtrack

    Yikes.
    Even miss chaka knew the album was gonna be trash.

    • Clarkson November 11, 2019

      Troll u a muthafuccking nonfactor. U my fan

  6. only facts November 11, 2019

    2020 is going to be Normani’s year. This album is about to KNOCK! Cannot wait!

    But I can do without the blonde hair. Everything else is perfection!

  7. Clarkson November 11, 2019

    I wish Camila had the beauty and appeal of Normani. Camila has an underdeveloped body and the vocals of a chipmunk that just inhaled seven gallons of helium. I was rooting for Camila, but the public has spoken and they do not want her. As a former fan, I think it’s sad that Camila will be performing ANOTHER new song on the American Music Awards in a last ditch effort to obtain a hit for this sophomore album. But let’s face it, the momentum is gone. My prediction is Camila’s album comes out in January and flops, or is shelved and she will re-record everything. Camila had potential…but it’s gone. It’s gone with the wind.

  8. Clarkson November 11, 2019

    She better release a follow up single right now cause she will not survive in 2020

    In 2020
    Adele is coming
    Gaga is coming
    Rihanna is coming
    Beyonce is coming
    Cardi is coming
    Kendrick is coming

    She has worked with Calvin Harris, she flopped

    She has worked with max Martin, she flopped

    Now she’s working with stargate, if she dont pop with this stargate produced song, I’m sorry but it’s over for her.

    No record label is going to waste resources on an artist who flops alot.
    The music industry is a money making business first and foremost, if they are not recouping their investment, u gonna get dropped.

    • Clarkson November 11, 2019

      Darling, the one who should be worried about a record label no longer spending money on them because they’re flopping is our dearly departed Camila Cabello. She, my dear, is the one that is flopped. She’s about to release her fifth song from her yet-to-be-released second album. She’s running through her allotted budget. Smells like the second album is going to be shelved indefinitely. I was a fan until she began trotting around with this fake relationship with Shawn Mendes. She’s the definition of desperate. Always clinging to a man and opening her legs to (married) men. Ready for Lauren and Dinah!

  9. Swirly November 11, 2019

    She does nothing for me. There’s a disconnect somewhere.

  10. I love big black cox November 11, 2019

    Her debut album won’t see the light…. been pushed back for so many times. Gurl, u ain’t ready for solo.

    • Clarkson November 11, 2019

      “Pushed back” would require that she gave us a release date previously…which she hasn’t. The only one that is about to not have a second album is our dearly departed Camila Cabello who I used to love. Sigh. Such a shame she became flop. But her career is dead. Clinging to a man and opening her legs for hits. Shameful. Even her debut album cover had her legs spread wide open like the trollop she is. Camila is a flop.

    • Haterz Gon‘ Hate November 11, 2019

      And yet this time next year bookmark this page it will have been long released and predictably you won’t like it and still won’t have achieved anything in your life. What’s else is on chicken head? 🐔🐔🐔🐔🐔🐔🐔

  11. Clarkson November 11, 2019

    If she were smart, she would have released 2 songs at the same time
    An uptempo bubble gum pop song and a slow ,dark , r and b, sza inspired track featuring a rapper.
    That way she will give the public variety.

    During her vma performance, she will start by singing the slow r and b track wearing a floor length gown, that way she will show us her vocal skills and then BAM she rips off the gown revealing a sèxy outfit then she starts dancing and performing motivation.

    nobody is anticipating her album.

    Look at these pictures, do u feel anything towards her? Be truthful.

    She looks like sevyn streeter or justine Skye.

    The outfits look dated and cheap.

    Serious female musicians of today dont expose their bodies anymore.

    U guys have hyped her up and she cant live up to the hype.

    • Clarkson November 11, 2019

      Camilla is the queen. Camilla is the best

  12. Jackx November 11, 2019

    That lipstick and hair is NO, RCA tryna do the same thing they did with tinashe with you girl. Turn you into a pop diva but your not. It won’t work. Motivation is annoying after a few seconds into it. Doesn’t go anywhere

  13. S.U.P.E.R.S.T.A.R.!. November 11, 2019

    This poor girl! She has the kiss of death. If a NEW artist is styled to look like a well known artist or another artist that is the kiss of death. Why? Because it means that she doesn’t have an identity. It means the label doesn’t know what to do with her.

  14. Clarkson November 11, 2019

    ShawnMendes and Camila Cabello’s “Señorita” has now spent 20 consecutive weeks in the Hot 100’s top 5.

    It’s the only 2019 song to do so from its debut week onward.

    They hate to see it.
    950 million streams
    Song of 2019 winner people’s choice awards

    No dance challenge , no remix, no viral video, no viral meme, nothing.
    The music is speaking for its self

    its bittersweet for us camilizers.

    Seniorita is so popular and so hot right now that’s why Camila’s new songs have not taken of yet.
    How many hit songs can u have at a time in these day and age. Unless ur drake or post malone

    • Lanafan1 November 11, 2019

      Her tracks suck lol. Ariana and others have had multiple songs chart at once. Stop it!

      • Clarkson November 11, 2019

        How many years has Arianna been in the industry? Compare that with Camila

        why is arainna flopping now?
        U cant have multiple hit songs at the same time if ur a female pop artist.

        Liar has already sold 300k with 130 million streams.

        Keep hating

        Why didnt panini take off when old town road was hot? Lil mas x was smart not to promote panini until old town road fell off
        Panini took off after old town road fell off.

    • Clarkson November 11, 2019

      Troll u a muthafuccking nonfactor. U my fan fool 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

  15. Tyty November 11, 2019

    Clarkson the tranny at it again hating on black women it wishes it was 😂😂 why y’all entertain that lonely freak. The styling of this whole shoot is wrong. I’m still rooting for you Normani.

    • Clarkson November 11, 2019

      I might be super dark but i been bleaching. By next year ill be light skin like Beyonce.

  16. Iamdiego November 11, 2019

    I like the blond. It’s cute.

    • Clarkson November 11, 2019

      No its not. I look better in my blonde wogs than Norma

  17. Meme November 11, 2019

    Whew Chile no. They put too much makeup on her. Her look is too harsh. She looks like drag.

  18. Erica November 11, 2019

    As much as I loved Normani this look is not it for her, it’s really tragic and has me kind of worried with the direction her career is going

    • Kid November 12, 2019

      Its just a photoshoot calm down lol.

  19. Clarkson November 11, 2019

    Bad to u flopped

    Billboard Bubbling Under Hot 100: #4(new) Bad to You, @ArianaGrande, @Normani & @NICKIMINAJ.

    🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

    Nicki minaj fans and normani fans were hoping this song was gonna give their faves a number 1 cause arianna was attached to it. Lol
    Flop.
    Normani and nicki better stay away from Arianna cause that Arianna has done her best for both ladies but they are still flopping

    U guys think getting a number 1 with features is easy?

    Getting a number one with or without features is not easy.

    • Clarkson November 11, 2019

      Shut up u muthaf uckin nonfactor. U mad cause Im popular 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣 u look like sh1t.

  20. Only facts November 11, 2019

    Where is the post on Wendy Williams calling Nicki Minaj washes up today?! 😂

  21. Johny5 November 11, 2019

    I have a feeling this debut album will exceed expectations… I Stan!

  22. Venda dude November 11, 2019

    I like this girl, but everything she does is over sexualized which makes its easy to lose interest

  23. 2bad2bme November 12, 2019

    WE WERE ROOTING FOR YOU, WE ALL WERE ROOTING FOR YOU AND HOW DARE YOU!!!! -Tyra voice

    Girl, how you hype your fans up for motivation, we support it and then you go ghost and act like it never happened. If you don’t pop off the way you should don’t blame us. I’m just saying!

  24. Maxx November 12, 2019

    I hate her hair. She definitely could have rocked a s*** RED color……no one has done it well since Mary J. Blige…..Well Rihanna did rock it for a minute, but she has an opportunity to rock all kinds of colors…ginger would have been cute or even that like orange red/crimson color..but this blond is teetering on trying to go the Beyoncé direction which she shouldn’t do because she needs her own identity & let Beyoncé her her boring self..girl give your name some energy by having your own identity & being something new

  25. A&R November 12, 2019

    I like the styling of the cover art and last pic but not a fan of the blonde hair. Not because of the notion that black women can do color in their hair. Us black ppl must learn that African women been doing different hairstyles with their hair… is because it just doesn’t fit her. It’s not flattering on Normani. I think it’s her facial features.

  26. Adele November 12, 2019

    Normani is just not that girl. The sooner people accept it the better off we will all be.

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