Normani Kordei is the latest Fifth Harmony lady to hint at a solo career.
As reported by Perez Hilton, the Fifth Harmony singer is now “taking her turn in the spotlight” and releasing solo music of her own, posting a stellar cover of Tory Lanez’s “Say It” to her official YouTube page on February 3.
Fifth Harmony fans took to social media to praise the star on her solo efforts after the cover song dropped earlier this week, with fans praising the popstar’s vocals on the 2015 R&B hit.
“Who do I have to kill to get a whole album of solo Normani? I’m so ready. She’s everything to me,” Twitter user @sugalauramani wrote on the social media site, while @dannyyonce tweeted out, “I’m ready for Solo Normani to gather the girls & snatch the spotlight. Queen of contemporary R&b. Goddess. Godiva Royalty [sic].”
oh YES NORMANI this part, I'm in LOVE pic.twitter.com/CNkLRSXDDm
— martin (@adoredeluxe) February 5, 2016
But while fans are praising Normani for her recent solo efforts, the Fifth Harmony girlbander’s cover comes just days after Kordei’s bandmate Camila Cabello spoke out about the backlash she received from Fifth Harmony fans following the release of the track “I Know What You Did Last Summer” with Shawn Mendes.
Confessing that the not always positive feedback she received following the song’s release was “very frustrating,” Camila denied during Fifth Harmony’s Seventeen Magazine cover shoot that her decision to release music without her girls was a calculated career move to carve out a solo career.
“It’s been very difficult to watch people criticize me & my intentions,” Cabello confessed in the March issue of the magazine. “It’s been s****y. “They turned me [doing the song] into a conspiracy theory. We literally just wrote a song backstage & it ended up becoming something awesome. It wasn’t a career move that I carefully planned out.”
But it’s not just Fifth Harmony’s Normani and Camila who appear to have been courting the idea of going solo in recent months.
The girls’ Fifth Harmony bandmate Lauren Jauregui also appeared to hint that she may have plans to release solo music into the world on January 21, when she appeared to hint on Twitter that she was writing music without her fellow Fifth Harmony ladies.
“All the stories told, all the truths lost,” Lauren tweeted out last month, prompting a slew of Fifth Harmony fans to quiz the band member if her elusive tweet was actually lyrics from the band’s upcoming second studio album.
happy birthday to our baby, our debut album Reflection #1YearOfReflection ????????
listen & celebrate with us: https://t.co/Ts35tym6Ux
— Fifth Harmony (@FifthHarmony) February 3, 2016
Lauren appeared to deny that the tweet was relating to Fifth Harmony music on the social media site, telling a fan that the message was “from my future sounds potentially.”
But despite the never-ending split and solo rumors that seem to be surrounding the Fifth Harmony ladies, the girls have promised that they will, in fact, be releasing their second studio album in 2016.
“We’re working on our second album right now. We are in the last few days recording,” Camila Cabello told Entertainment Tonight of the band’s as-yet-untitled sophomore album in December, teasing that fans are “going to be hearing new music very soon, and that’s that.”
Dinah Jane Hansen also spilled serious Fifth Harmony music secrets back in October, when she revealed to Spin that the upcoming release has a “different kind of sound” and hinted that fans will get to see the real Fifth Harmony this time around.
“This is definitely another level for us. It’s a side of Fifth Harmony that no one’s really seen. In the beginning, we were super happy. Our first album was very jumpy,” Hansen said. “This time, we’re showing who Fifth Harmony really is behind closed doors.”
Listen to Fifth Harmony’s Normani Kordei covering Tory Lanez’s “Say It” below.
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