Normani Covers FADER / Says: “I Have So Much To Offer Vocally”

Published: Thursday 5th Dec 2019 by Sam

Normani‘s ascend sees her impact the latest issue of FADER magazine.

In a diva drenched spread lensed by Luke Gilford, the 23-year-old serves up a number of striking looks.

What’s more, she matches her arresting aesthetic with thought-provoking quotes within her interview feature.

Establishing a trend of being quite outspoken, the New Orleans native opens up about how her time in Fifth Harmony was somewhat restrictive, as well as what she feels she has to give vocally and artistically. She also delved into her responsibility as a Black female artist and dished on what folk can expect from her hotly anticipated solo album debut.

Pics and more below…

On Showcasing Her True Self And The Best She Can Be:

“I feel like I have so much to offer vocally…even in terms of taste and arrangement, production-wise, I’m proving to myself that I can wear multiple hats.

All that I ever asked is just for the opportunity to become Normani…just give me the opportunity to prove that I can be the best that I can be. I’m not going to be the best anybody else; that’s just an unrealistic ask. That I can be the best that I can be — that’s all I have to offer.”

On How Being A Member Of Fifth Harmony Restricted Her As An Artist:

“I don’t feel like while I was in the group anyone saw the truest version of me. I wasn’t allowed the opportunity to showcase that…I’m not able to go in in the way that I want to [because] of what the group was.”

On Feeling Alienated Following An Incident That Resulted In Racist, Hateful Comments From Fans:

“[The girls] offered support, but I’m not sure they could be there in the way that I needed because it’s not their experience…They don’t have to face on a day-to-day basis the things that I have to. I definitely learned after that that I had to walk a different way. I can’t look like everybody else.”

On The Personal Significance Of Her Forthcoming Album:

“I’m doing this as therapy for me…to be able to get to know myself in a way that hasn’t even been revealed yet, to be vulnerable in a way that I haven’t been before. I want this to be like a diary of all women — to reflect and showcase the many layers of us. We’re not one-dimensional.”

On The Importance Of Representation For Other Young Women Of Color:

“Being one of a few black women— but also dark skinned women — given the opportunity, representation is key…who’s to say the next time they give another girl the opportunity? It could be in 10 years. I understand [the importance of] that responsibility. It’s much more than just music.”

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‘Mani’s album is expected in 2020.

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[Photo Credit: FADER / Luke Gilford]

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  1. only facts December 5, 2019

    A star! Third magazine within a month!

    • Clarkso00n December 5, 2019

      But no number one song or Grammy nomination.

      ???????

      Normani a dancer/ model/ personality. She’s not a musician.

      All this unnecessary publicity, but still no new music.

      • only facts December 5, 2019

        Ask yourself why your fave has no magainze covers to promote her album? Go drum up some hype for that flop she’s about to release.

        Three magazine covers within a month and your fave is…..where? LOL

        Why does your fave have no solo hits on this album?

        If Normani is such a flop, why are you obsessed with her?! Once again, I don’t see people bringing up Vitamin C, Nivea, Michelle Branch, Jessica Simpson, Amerie under Britney and Beyoncé posts. Wanna know why? Because they’re flops and everyone knows Britney and Beyoncé run circles around them. So if your fave runs circles around Normani, why are you so pressed??

        Make it make sense because you look dumb AF.

      • Clarkso00n December 5, 2019

        I see a flop, I call it out

        Camila was on the cover of time magazine. That’s 10 times better than any magazine normani will ever be on.

        All this publicity and magazine spreads normani is doing, I’m getting a sense of panic, they know motivation under performed badly and they are in panic mode, trying to make her look like she didnt flop in 2019

        The white man dont joke with his money.
        If normani dont give them a return of investment with profit, they will throw her away.

      • only facts December 5, 2019

        So you admit that your faves songs flopped? SNL performances, Billboard Awards performances, and still no top 40 hit? That’s a flop. Actually, she’s released FIVE flops from this album alone. 🙂

        🙂

        🙂

      • Clarkso00n December 5, 2019

        With her 5 solo flops Camila is still the 4th most streamed female artist on spotify in 2019

        What are normani achievements of 2019. Magazine covers are not achievements unless ur a model or reality star

      • only facts December 5, 2019

        No hun. Five flops from this ALBUM. TWELVE flops total for your fave.

        Now, in the words of that troll Jasmine:

        “Reading comprehension is not your strong suit Clarkson. I read you and that C.U.M dump wh ore u worship to shreds and u reply with an irrelevant rebuttal that is meaningless info. You are as weak as your weak ass clapback. U think u pay me dust but now we all know u are scared of the verbal annihilation i bring.”

        Nobody likes you. Not on this blog. Not in real life. Not even yourself.

        Last reply you’re getting 🙂 Some of us don’t live on this site like you do.

      • Clarkso00n December 5, 2019

        “Last reply you’re getting ”

        Bìtch how many times have u said this but u keep replying me.

        I’m tired of u.
        Ur a kid

        It’s the end of the year and normani didnt achieve shìt after all the hype

    • Jasmine December 5, 2019

      What is Fader magazine? Never heard of it

  2. You Tried December 5, 2019

    Love it!
    Clarkson will he attacking her character soon and bringing up other singers for no reason

  3. Clarkso00n December 5, 2019

    Another magazine photo shoot from miss normani

    She dont have any new music recorded

    Normani ur peers are releasing music, releasing videos, albums, performing at award shows, getting number 1’s and grammy nominations etc while ur posing for pictures like model.

    ?????????

    Normani if u think ur gonna dominate 2020, u are delusional. U will not survive 2020.
    Cardi is coming in 2020
    Adele is coming in 2020
    The weeknd, rihanna, beyonce etc are all coming in 2020.

    • only facts December 5, 2019

      Didn’t Normani’s ONE SOLO SONG outpeak all 5 of your faves solo songs this year? Normani did ONE performance. Your fave did 4 and was on SNL and the billboard awards…still not in the top 40 with those solo songs though 🙂

      Make it make sense why you’re so pressed if Normani is such a “flop” LOL

      You don’t even have faith in your faves second album since you’re expecting it to debut in the top 10 rather than at #1. LOL! A JOOOOOOOOOOOOKE!

      • Clarkso00n December 5, 2019

        A number 1 with a feature is better than a top 33 debut dumb àss.

        No number one
        No Grammy nominations
        Poor spotify streams
        Very low YouTube views . Motivation has 71 million YouTube views after all the hype and free promo from everybody

        But yall still think normani the shìt
        ???

        U will feel the impact of those Camila performances on her arena tour ticket sales.

        She released 5 flops but she about to sell out Madison Square garden.

      • only facts December 5, 2019

        Check ticketmaster. No tickets are being sold for your faves tour. She won’t sell out unless she brings other acts with her 🙂

      • Clarkso00n December 5, 2019

        Her shows in Germany are sold out

        the tour starts in 8 months.
        Look at the arena map, its turning light blue to grey, that shows tickets are going
        She hasn’t even done any promo for this tour. No radio interviews , no appearances nothing

        Camila will score another hit before her tour starts next year, mark my words.

        Normani can never sell out Madison Square garden.

    • Doll Domination December 5, 2019

      Camila probably wont survive too then

  4. What would Whitney do December 5, 2019

    Normani is pretty. But her face is pudgy… And round she would have to stay a skinny girl and watch her jawline cheekbones and double chin. Like we like high cheekbones. Just FYI..

    • only facts December 5, 2019

      Lets see your face, doll. I’m sure you look like a sink full of uncooked chitterlings.

  5. Clarkso00n December 5, 2019

    The kiss of death, when they compare u to beyonce

    Every female artist who has been compared to beyonce flopped.

    Amerie
    Cassie
    Nicole scherzinger
    Tinashe
    Natalie la rose
    Ashanti
    Jamelia
    Olivia from g-unit

    All these artistes were are they today?

    The smartest career decision Rihanna made was to distance herself from the beyonce comparison and image.

    Immediately rihanna cut her hair and dyed it black and started singing edgy songs, her career took off.

    • only facts December 5, 2019

      It’s hilarious that you’re more concerned about Normani that the fact that your fave has released more flops than anyone else in Fifth Harmony. 🙂 Why is your fave not in the top 40 with her solo songs if she’s a main pop girl?? Make it make sense. LOL. Make. It. Make. Sense.

      • Clarkso00n December 5, 2019

        Camila solo flops are more successful than normani biggest hits.

        Liar has outsold motivation

        Shameless has more YouTube views than motivation

      • only facts December 5, 2019

        Normani’s biggest “flop” Waves won a VMA. What did all of your faves flops win? 🙂

        Lets talk once Normani releases an ALBUM doll. Until then, f*ck off. That’s your faves favortie thing to do. Didn’t Jasmine say she sat in Yung Thugs lap for Havanna?? LOL

      • Clarkso00n December 5, 2019

        Gurl I dont have time to compare flops.
        Waves didnt chart.
        And it had a hot rapper on the track.

        When normani win the vma for video of the year come speak to me.

        Camila has 2 number one songs
        2 Grammy awards
        Seniorita 1 billion streams
        Havana 1 billion streams

    • Fanciest BISH December 5, 2019

      Skssjk not Natalie La rose ? I spotted no lies …

  6. XYZ December 5, 2019

    I dont even think that I saw the truest Version of her yet. I mean, after her rnb Singles flopped, she hopped in Calvin Harris Songs, which flopped, then she did an Ariana b side that flopped as well…. so, her point is?

  7. Daly December 5, 2019

    I don’t have any hate on you Normani, I do appreciate your Music for real but I don’t like the fact that you move/look like Beyoncé and try to use any word she said about you to make yourself relevant. A lot of people say that you’re the new Beyoncé because of that impersonating thing but you know you don’t have the IT factor to be at the same level and it’s okay, i’m still going to appreciate what you do in the end.

    • Jason December 5, 2019

      Hitting the choreography doesn’t mean she moves like Beyoncé!! ? That girl was in dance school since she was like 5. She moves like herself. We all know BEYONCÉ is her idol, but they’re not similar. I’m just trying to figure out who all these other cornballs could even dare be compared to?….??‍♂️….. Saying she’s a mimic is just another way to tear down her talent. Except you’d have to be amazing to be compared to the best, so….

      • Daly December 6, 2019

        Jason, you just sound stupid. Everyone is comparing her to Beyoncé, because of what? Her voice? I don’t think so, read again and stop talking for nothing please. As I said I don’t have any hate on her, just speaking my mind but If you can’t handle it without trying to tell me what I should think we’re going to have a problem. You are the one trying to make nothing a big thing, shut your f****** mouth and stay in your f****** place you stupid troll.

      • Daly December 6, 2019

        I’m fuycking tired about all these trolls always trying to tell you what you have to say or think and judge you : F.U.C.K. YOU is that clear enough? I’m tired to always see somebody having something to say about what others said, damn.

  8. Clarkso00n December 5, 2019

    “I have so much to offer vocally”

    Gurl we have seen u on stage.
    Ur voice is poor

    Ur not a vocalist, ur a dancer.

    • only facts December 5, 2019

      Threatened by a flop? Why? Isn’t she a flop?

  9. Fanciest BISH December 5, 2019

    Then release what you have to offer girl.. let us be the judge.

    Vocals in this era will take you absolutely no where beyond critical acclaim…. ask Jennifer Hudson and my fave Tori Kelly…

    Release the damn album or atleast the second single…

    So far she’s been all talk and gathering hype from icons and “fans” but that’s the s*** that makes you a smoke and mirrors type of artist, you should want to be Rihanna not Beyonce, you should strive to be Ariana not Lorde.

    • Doll Domination December 5, 2019

      If Selena can get a number 1 its not possible for the rest
      Selena is the worst vocally

  10. High Price December 5, 2019

    Welp, I’m READY for this album! I predict EARLY spring of 2020 for her debut.

  11. Mira December 5, 2019

    Her face is annoying. She only seems to have one expression.

  12. Clarkso00n December 5, 2019

    “Señorita” is the most liked video on YouTube of 2019.

    Congratulations, @Camila_Cabello and @ShawnMendes!

    Seniorita is the most streamed song of 2019 on spotify

    Seniorita is nominated for a 2020 Grammy award

    Seniorita was on Obama 2019 summer playlist. Obama knows who Camila is

    Seniorita hit number one in 36 different countries including us and uk and Canada

    Seniorita won an AMA

    Seniorita won a people’s choice award.
    Seniorita won 2 vma’s.

    All these are concrete achievements, worth celebrating.
    Creating buzz or getting cosign from beyonce and Rihanna is not an achievement.

    • only facts December 5, 2019

      The negative reviews are rolling in for your faves new album 🙂

      Here’s an excerpt from The Guardian

      “Sometimes, however, the songwriting is just so-so. Bad Kind of Butterflies slips in one ear and out of the other, leaving no trace; Liar is a attempt to meld mariachi horns with the tinny Euro-reggae of Ace of Base, a cocktail that is no more appetising in practice than it looks on paper. You may find yourself questioning some of the production choices, not least the decision to use Auto-Tune not as a special effect but as a kind of cure-all lotion slathered over every syllable that passes Cabello’s lips. After a while, it becomes distracting and counter-productive: a cyborg sheen on what are ostensibly heartfelt songs of burgeoning new love.”

      • Clarkso00n December 5, 2019

        One bad review, so?
        Compare to the positive reviews she got from over 10 different publications.

        “What Cabello does reveal on Romance is an artist continuing to refine her distinctive pop persona as she happens to be deep in the sway of love.”

        — @AllMusic on romancr
        4 stars

        “With tabloids ready to exploit Cabello’s every move, Romance remains as classy as it is youthful.”

        — Riff Magazine on Romance.

        Mystery, magic and grown-up splendour in Romance, the sophomore album from camila

        -Wonderland magazine

        Camila Cabello opens up about her love life in emotional new album Romance

        – the SUN

        Girl u really thought u did something

        Even beyonce formation got some negative reviews.

        U totally ignored everything seniorita achieved this year?
        What did dancing with a stranger achieve? No Grammy nominations, hit number one in only 1 country, iceland
        ?????

      • only facts December 5, 2019

        I’m sorry…was there a positive review in there?? All those excerpts you posted described the album. NONE of those reviews praised the album. LOL! You tried it! 🙂 Good luck

      • Clarkso00n December 5, 2019

        U are blind
        ?????

        That’s how reviews are written honey

        I cant start copying and pasting long paragraphs . Go search the internet for the full write ups, the same way u searched for this one negative review.

        wait theres more positive reviews

        Camila Cabello’s much-anticipated new album delivers ‘THRILLS AND TRILLS APLENTY’

        -attitude

        Camila Cabello’s sophomore album Romance is pop perfection

        -Gay times

        ALBUM REVIEW: Camila Cabello channels reality to record on romance

        -riff magazine

        They hate to see it
        Gurl ur a hater and a loser and u keep losing

      • only facts December 5, 2019

        Once again, where are the reviews giving praise? I see nothing saying it’s a great album, or worth listening to again. LOL. I thought this was her “Teenage Dream”? A jooooooke!

      • Clarkso00n December 5, 2019

        BÌTCH u cant read.
        ??????????

        u thought u did something, but u ended playing urself.
        When u do clownery………………..

        Ur a whole clown

        Only 1 negative review, 10 positive reviews so far.

        Camila releasing new songs, new albums, new videos , breaking records, getting number 1’s, getting Grammy nominations , performing at award shows, selling out her arena tour etc
        While miss normani posing for pictures.

        All this publicity for what?

        The smoke and mirrors already wearing out.
        No album, no song but lots of hype. Lol

        She will not survive 2020.
        Demi Lovato is coming
        Halsey is coming
        Selena Gomez is coming

  13. Swirly December 5, 2019

    Normani posts are always a mess lol

  14. only facts December 5, 2019

    the Guardian reviewed Camila Cabello’s Romance:

    “Sometimes, however, the songwriting is just so-so. Bad Kind of Butterflies slips in one ear and out of the other, leaving no trace; Liar is a attempt to meld mariachi horns with the tinny Euro-reggae of Ace of Base, a cocktail that is no more appetising in practice than it looks on paper. You may find yourself questioning some of the production choices, not least the decision to use Auto-Tune not as a special effect but as a kind of cure-all lotion slathered over every syllable that passes Cabello’s lips. After a while, it becomes distracting and counter-productive: a cyborg sheen on what are ostensibly heartfelt songs of burgeoning new love.”

    • Clarkso00n December 5, 2019

      One bad review, so?
      Compare to the positive reviews she got from over 10 different publications.

      “What Cabello does reveal on Romance is an artist continuing to refine her distinctive pop persona as she happens to be deep in the sway of love.”

      — @AllMusic on romancr
      4 stars

      “With tabloids ready to exploit Cabello’s every move, Romance remains as classy as it is youthful.”

      — Riff Magazine on Romance.

      Mystery, magic and grown-up splendour in Romance, the sophomore album from camila

      -Wonderland magazine

      Camila Cabello opens up about her love life in emotional new album Romance

      – the SUN

      Girl u really thought u did something
      ??????????

      Even beyonce formation got some negative reviews.

      • only facts December 5, 2019

        Where are the positive reviews doll?! Where?! Where is a review saying it’s a good album?! Lol. I don’t want descriptions saying “magical” because the only magic that will be around this album is if it hits #1 lol. A jooooooke.

      • Clarkso00n December 5, 2019

        Ur an illiterate who cant read.

        ????????

  15. Nicky December 5, 2019

    Hahahahahahaha. Another win in the bag. No album out.

    ?????????????????????????

    Slow and steady wins the race

    VMA Award, Smash Hit, Top 40 solo hit, multiple covers, acclaim etc.

    No album OWT.

    ??????@ Camicky trying to recreate a hit with Dababy ???????????

    I cannot breathe. Her 7th try

    • Clarkso00n December 5, 2019

      Smash hit?

      Bìtch where

    • Coupe December 6, 2019

      Normani & Sam beat Camila & Shawn on the songs of the year list lol

  16. 2bad2bme December 5, 2019

    It’s official, she WILL BE HUGE! All these haters she has already just how they used to hate on Beyonce and now those same haters love her. This girl can dance and move better than ALL of your faves and she has that old school star quality we don’t see these days.

    • Nicky December 5, 2019

      Yep!!!

      They hate to see it.

      Other girls rely on gimmicks or features.

      • FLOP December 6, 2019

        F.L.O.P fact.

      • FLOP December 6, 2019

        I just can’t wait for the album to be released, the flop is going to be hard and I promise I’ll be there to remind you of the bullshits you said, be prepared.

  17. Paulo December 5, 2019

    Don’t say it show it. I’m ready for the album and it better have at least one song with big belts/range

  18. Nicky December 5, 2019

    Who’s ready for Camicky album sales numbers ????????

    Remember her team is adding Shawn’s song and her 7 releases leading up to the album had weeks to drum up streams

    ?????????????

  19. Geri Halliwel December 5, 2019

    She copied Tinashe style omg

  20. Beyonce Knowles December 5, 2019

    Is she the new female rapper that will dethrone Lizzo? She is ratchet to the highest level lol

  21. Normani. December 5, 2019

    She looks amazing.

    • Queen Nicki Minaj December 5, 2019

      She is ghetto fhuck ?

  22. MillionaireMan December 5, 2019

    I wish she had a better stylist for this shoot. No way she should’ve have the SAME hairstyle in every look.

    That alone takes away from her STAR power.

    You have to visually BRING it. This was not that.

    It doesn’t matter if you can bring it vocally, you gotta he the entire package. What sets you apart from anyone else? Because you can bring it vocally? Girl, I can go to church for that.

    Bring me the PRODUCTION.

  23. A&R December 5, 2019

    ????? women from the Deep South are truly jewels!

  24. S.U.P.E.R.S.T.A.R.!. December 5, 2019

    Bye girl.

  25. Johny5 December 5, 2019

    I’m proud of Normani for speaking out and not just being a cookie cutter pop girl playing it safe. Give the girl her time to make a body of work! Damn be glad someone is being given artistic development. Beyoncé’s first few solo singles flopped

  26. i ain’t even LYING bOO December 5, 2019

    basic only comes in so many flavors

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