(AllHipHop News) Normani Kordei Hamilton has already seen success in the music business as a member of the girl group Fifth Harmony. The southern songstress also scored a Top 10 hit with her Khalid collaboration "Love Lies."
Beats 1 Radio's Zane Lowe spoke to Normani about her latest record with a male R&B singer. East Atlanta Love Letter creator 6lack assisted the 22-year-old RCA recording artist on the new track "Waves."
"He's such an important artist, and I've been following his journey for a while now. We're really big fans of each other. Our text messages pretty much look like we're complimenting each other," Hamilton said about her fellow Atlanta-associated vocalist 6lack. "I admire him as an artist. He's amazing, he's an amazing lyricist, and I feel like he took the record to a whole other level."
Lowe also asked The X Factor alum about her forthcoming debut solo album. She admitted the project is not completed, but her team is aiming to drop it in the first quarter of 2019. As far as the title, Normani hinted that the album will feature a number in its name. Plus, it appears "Love Lies" will not be on the LP.
"I feel like 'Love Lies' was a moment of its own, and I want it to remain that," stated Normani. She later added, "I want to make music that I grew up listening to and for me, going back and taking it back to R&B and my vocals being in the driver's seat. I love production, and I feel like because I'm also a dancer, I can appreciate that, but I think that this was a real moment for me to really showcase my vocals, which is something I feel I hadn't been able to do in this way."
Normani had one of the most talked about performances at the 2018 Tidal X: Brooklyn charity concert in October. She is scheduled to join Ariana Grande on the first leg of "The Sweetener World Tour" which kicks off in North America on March 18 in Albany, New York.