Normani‘s shine intensified tonight at the Variety Hitmakers ceremony.
For, the rising solo star was honored with the Collaborator of the Year Award.
It also toasts to her penchant for producing smash hit collaborations, such as those crafted with the likes of Sam Smith, Khalid, 6lack, and Megan Thee Stallion.
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Upon gracing the stage to receive the award, Normani launched into an emotional acceptance speech by saying “this is big for me.”
Thanking her family, fans, and team, she elaborated on the process of piecing together her upcoming album as well as signifying how her collective has helped her navigate dark times and the highest hurdles.
Stressing that she’s long felt overlooked, Normani says her collaborators make her feel seen.
Check out the powerful speech:
.@Normani gives a heartfelt speech: “This is really, really big for me. I’ve always felt, growing up, really overlooked… My mom would ask me, ‘Why do you want to be in a girl group? Is it so you can hide?’ … God clearly had other plans for me.” https://t.co/7QR2TgXz7c pic.twitter.com/KNoJpNKcgP
— Variety (@Variety) December 4, 2021