Here’s Why You Should Be Obsessed With Normani Like Everyone Else
Ariana Grande, Halsey and Troye Sivan can't stop talking about her!
After leaving Fifth Harmony and then featuring on a number of songs with Khalid, Sam Smith and Calvin Harris, emerging pop superstar Normani is here to stay.
While she’s been in the music industry since 2012, Normani has truly made a name for herself with the release of her first solo single Motivation.
Beware: it’s hard to get the bop out of your head.
The track has been celebrated by fans and critics alike, with The Guardian calling it a “late-summer BBQ bop that nestles in the nook between Ariana Grande and 2006-era Beyoncé”.
It’s the perfect jam for any hype situation: at the gym, a house party or driving down the highway.
A number of artists such as Troye Sivan, Lizzo, Kelly Rowland, Charlie Puth and Halsey have also recognised the song as a hit on social media.
It’s not just the song that fans are loving, it’s also the pop-culture filled music video that is making the track so successful.
You probably recognise that Normani pays homage to Crazy In Love by Beyoncé, …Baby One More Time by Britney Spears, 1,2 Step by Ciara and I’m Real by J-Lo, all while performing incredible dance moves.
The music video is directed by Dave Meyers, who is famous for directing a number of iconic music videos from Katy Perry, Pink, Ariana Grande and Britney Spears.
This year alone, Meyers has directed Bad Guy by Billie Eilish, ME! by Taylor Swift and Brendon Urie, and Señorita by Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello, so yeah, he’s pretty good.
Normani called up Smallzy this week to talk all about the new track co-written by Ariana Grande, and how it’s what the fans have wanted for a while.
Keep your eye on Normani, because at 23 years old she definitely has a long and successful career ahead of her and this is only the beginning.
Is it too early to predict that Normani will be the next Beyoncé?