Normani Kordei is an American singer and dancer born on May 31, 1996. She was part of one of the best-selling girl groups of all time, Fifth Harmony, after auditioning for The X Factor in 2012. While working with Fifth Harmony, Normani also competed in Dancing with the Stars (2017). She later released her first song outside of the group, “Love Lies” (2018), a duet with DJ Khaled. The song peaked in the top ten US charts and was certified 5x platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). It was also tied as the longest charting song by a female artist on the Mainstream Top 40 chart.
Following her departure from Fifth Harmony, Normani worked with Calvin Harris to create a two-song EP, Normani x Calvin Harris (2018). Her collaborations continued after that with 6lack; releasing a single “Waves” that won the MTV Video Music Award for Best R&B Video. Her duet with Sam Smith “Dancing with a Stranger” (2019) became one of the most-streamed songs by a female artist in the United Kingdom, and earned her a nomination for Song Of The Year at the Brit Awards. In 2020, Normani also worked with Megan Thee Stallion on Birds of Prey: The Album which released the song “Diamonds”.