Normani (born Normani Kordei Hamilton) is an American singer, songwriter, and dancer. She is best known as a member of the girl group Fifth Harmony, which debuted on the second season of The X Factor US in 2012 getting to the third position.
Before joining the Group, Miss. Hamilton had reached the finals of Miss Texas. In 2017, the star was a finalist in season 24 of Dancing with the Stars. However, the group parted ways in 2018 to pursue solo careers. Her first single was the 2018 duet “Love Lies” with Khalid a hit that rose to number 9 on the US Billboard Hot 100.
She has also featured in other great songs featuring major artists like Jessie Reyez and Quavo. Kordei also collaborated with Calvin Harris on the two-track EP Normani x Calvin Harris and released the single “Waves” featuring 6lack in November 2018. She is also signed with Wilhelmina as a model.
Recently, Normani has been in the spotlight for leaving her Twitter account due to the unimaginable criticism she received from some users. She says that she has a metallic heart when it comes to critics. However, when the criticism went sour, she said she wanted to avoid the mess and took a break from Twitter.
She has cited the 1990s and 2000s R&B stars namely; Aaliyah, Alicia Keys, Mariah Carey, Janet Jackson, Aretha Franklin, Beyoncé, and Lauryn Hill as her influences.
How old is Normani? Normani is 26 years old as of May 2022. She was born on May 31, 1996, in Atlanta, Georgia, the United States of America. In addition, she celebrates her birthday on May 31st every year.
She was born in Atlanta, Georgia to Derrick Hamilton and Andrea Hamilton. The star has two elder sisters namely Ashlee Hamilton and Arielle Hamilton. However, her family relocated to Texas after they were forced by Hurricane Katrina in 2005.
Normani Boyfriend | Dating
Normani was reported to be dating fellow contestant Arin Ray at X Factor in 2012 and 2013. The duo met during the boot camp stage and their relationship never lasted long as it was reportedly over in 2013.
Since 2013, Normani has been romantically linked to several men including, Fifth Harmony Dinah Jane Hansen’s cousin, Thomas Hansen, her Dancing with the Stars partner Valentin Chmerkovskiy and the How to Get Away with Murder actor Kendrick Sampson.
However, all these were just rumored relationships as nothing has been confirmed yet. She currently has no boyfriend either is she married.
Normani and Khalid
Khalid is an American superstar currently signed to Right Hand Music Group and RCA Records. The two young stars collaborated in her duet titled, Love Lies.
However, it has also been rumored that the duo has been dating. In response to the rumor, Miss Hamilton set the record straight when she told Nessa of Hot 97 that she and Khalid are just friends; best friends.
Normani Fifth Harmony
On the second season of The USA X Factor in 2012, she auditioned with “Chain of Fools” by Aretha Franklin. Miss Normani got all the four approval yeses from the judges hence advancing to the next round. In the second round of boot camp, she was eliminated, and that marked the end of her X Factor participation as a solo artist.
However, the star was later brought back to the show by Simon Cowell, the founder, and judge on X-Factor. He then put her into a group with four other girls namely; Ally Brooke, Lauren Jauregui, Dinah Jane, and Camila Cabello who later formed the Fifth Harmony group.
In the group, they managed to get to the finale and finished in third place. In October 2013, the group released their first EP, Better Together and in 2015 they released their debut album, Reflection. At the same time, they had their second album, 7/27, in 2016, which spawned singles such as “Worth It” and “Work from Home”, respectively.
On August 25, 2017, Fifth Harmony released their self-titled album, their first as a quartet after Camila Cabello left the group. On March 19, 2018, the group announced its decision to take an indefinite split to pursue solo careers.
Normani Dancing with the Stars
The songstress was in to contest in season 24 of Dancing with the Stars where they finished third. She had partnered with Valentin Chmerkovskiy, the previous winner with partners Rumer Willis and during the preceding year’s season with Olympic gymnast Laurie Hernandez.
Below is a list of songs by Normani. However, most of them feature the Fifth Harmony group.
- Love lies ft. Khalid (2018)
- Work from Home- Fifth Harmony (2016)
- Worth It – Fith Harmony Ft. Kid Ink (2015)
- Por Favor-Fifth Harmony (2015)
- Bo$$- Fifth Harmony (2015)
- Dont Say You Love Me- Fifth Harmony (2017)
- All in My Head- Fifth Harmony (2016)
- I’m in Love with a Monster- Fifth Harmony (2015)
- Angel- Fifth Harmony (2017)
- Down- Fifth Harmony (2017)
- Sledgehammer- Fifth Harmony (2015)
Normani Net Worth
Singer Normani has an estimated net worth of $12 million. Her income is mainly from her excellent music career.