With Normani fans hot on the lookout for the official summer release date of her long-awaited debut album (as she reported here), the 23-year-old – despite an undoubted setback caused by the current global health crisis – is hard at work putting the finishing touches on the project.
Taking to Instagram Thursday (April 9), she sent her followers into a tizzy when she uploaded snaps of herself working at her home studio.
That excitement was only reiterated when Ryan Tedder – a prized songwriter who’s penned hits for the likes of Beyoncé, Rihanna, Taylor Swift, Ariana Grande, Adele, and more – took to USA Today (April 10) to confirm he’s set to contribute work toward her debut LP.
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Busy on the promo trail in support of the April 13 premiere of ‘Songland’ season 2 (click here to see the teaser), Tedder announced Normani’s on his list of artists to work with (virtually) while in quarantine.
Via USA Today:
“Q: You’re constantly collaborating with different artists. How have you adapted to writing in quarantine?
A: Well, I have a (virtual) session next week with Normani and Bibi Bourelly. Luke (Hemmings) of 5 Seconds of Summer just texted me, “Do you want to FaceTime-write next week? It feels weird, but we should try it.” So we’re all going to Zoom and FaceTime, but I don’t know how else to do it. There’s no alternative.:
In the same interview Ryan also revealed Miley Cyrus, Diplo, and Katy Perry are among his collaborators who are scheduled to drop songs he’s written for them in the coming months.
Tedder joins a star-studded lineup of craftsmen contributing to the former Fifth Harmony hitmaker’s inaugural opus, which – at writing – includes Rodney Jerkins, Max Martin, Missy Elliott, The Neptunes, Tory Lanez, and more.