Normani Kordei Hamilton (/nɔːrˈmɑːni/ nor-MAH-nee; born May 31, 1996) is an American singer and dancer. She auditioned as a solo act for the American television series The X Factor in 2012, after which she became a member of the girl group Fifth Harmony. While in Fifth Harmony, Normani competed in Dancing with the Stars (2017) and released her first song outside of the group “Love Lies” (2018), a duet with Khalid, which peaked in the top ten in the US and was certified 5x platinum by RIAA.
Following Fifth Harmony’s indefinite hiatus, Normani released a two-song EP with Calvin Harris, Normani x Calvin Harris (2018). That same year, she released the single “Waves” featuring 6lack. Her duet with Sam Smith, “Dancing with a Stranger” (2019), reached the top ten in the UK and US. In August 2019, Normani released her first solo single, “Motivation”. The following year, Normani released “Diamonds” with Megan Thee Stallion for Birds of Prey: The Album. In July 2021, Normani released the lead single from her upcoming untitled debut solo album, “Wild Side”, featuring Cardi B, which reached the top 20 in the US.