The 19-year-old Fifth Harmony singer opens up about the success of the group, singing about value and more. Check it:
On promoting value in music: I definitely think that it’s been something I had to grow into. I saw confidence in others but lacked it in myself. I have always been my worst critic, and I’ve over analyzed everything. I was afraid of trying things, knowing that there was a possibility of me failing. Being fully confident and comfortable with showing others who I truly am is something that I have always wanted. I have grown so much in the past few years and have become fearless, confident, lionhearted, valiant, and powerful in my own right. In this business, you’re constantly under a microscope and always being judged by people who don’t really know you. I’ve learned to disregard what others think and say and simply carry on with being me. I know my heart, and I’m my own best friend. I am surrounded by people who show me that love has no end.
On her favorites with Fifth Harmony: Although I love the body of work we have done, I would say that my favorite has yet to be released. It takes a lot for me to become attached to a song. If I do, it has to be something that I constantly hear in my head and sing randomly just because it’s that good and catchy. I have a few favorites on this upcoming album, but one song in particular has really grown on me. I can’t say much about this song, but when it’s released, you’ll know. I can’t wait for everyone to hear it.
On a possible solo career: Yes, in the future. In the beginning, we all had intentions of pursuing solo careers. I’m still an individual, as well as the others, meaning we have slightly different visions and aspirations. We have a ton of work [to do] and much more to accomplish as Fifth Harmony before that happens.
FYI: Normani is wearing a This Is a Love Song jumpsuit.
Dinah on how their upcoming album features songs that truly reflect who they are: “We want to share real stuff that’s been happening in our lives. Over the past year, we’ve experienced love and heartbreak, and it’s taken a toll on us. You can’t always show that you are confident because that’s not the truth.”
Camila on online backlash after releasing ‘IKWYDLS’: “It’s been so difficult to watch people criticize me and my intentions. It’s been sh-tty. They turned me [doing the song] into a conspiracy theory. We literally just wrote a song backstage, and it ended up becoming something awesome. It wasn’t a career move that I carefully planned out.”
Lauren on where she sees herself the next 10 years: “I don’t see us still doing this, but by then I hoped we’ll have toured the world and won a couple of Grammys for songs we are really passionate about.”
Who’s more than ready for that giveaway that Normani Kordei mentioned on Twitter? So are we!
Earlier this week, JJJ shared the cute story about the 19-year-old Fifth Harmony singer and her time with the Saving Our Daughters charity for its new initiative called “Saving Our Cinderellas” and now we’re giving away 10 more gift bags she made to JJJ readers!
Each of the gift bags include: a personalized note, CD and an eyeshadow palette that Normani created herself.
Normani Kordei poses with some girls as she visits the Boys & Girls Club this past week in Los Angeles.
The 19-year-old Fifth Harmony singer teamed up with the Saving Our Daughters charity for its new initiative called “Saving Our Cinderellas,” which aims to break the cycle of bullying through involvement in arts and music programs in school.
“I’m extremely grateful to have been a part of the Saving Our Cinderellas organization,” Normani told JJJ “I not only left knowing that I inspired them but that they truly inspired me. I wanted to encourage them and help them understand that age doesn’t define what difference you can make in this world or the value that each of their voices hold.”
Normani talked to the girls about her career, gave them fun gift bags, and “promised that next time I came back we would play basketball and sing ‘No One’ by Alicia Keys.” Aw!
She added, “I told them not to fear whatever struggle they may have, because in the end, they are guaranteed to come out on top even stronger than they had before. I find beauty in the struggle and the journey in getting through it.”
“We’re sightseeing in London right now!! FINALLY I have a picture of each place we’ve gone,” Lauren wrote on Twitter. You can check out her pics below!
Camila added on Instagram, “GUYS. YOU GUYS. as you know Peter Pan is the love of my whole life and he and tinker bell and Wendy and John and Michael stop on the Big Ben before they go to Neverland and its right there behind me and i am going to climb it and grab some fairy dust from the hands of the clock so i can sprinkle some on the tippy top of my head and fly away with them and give Captain Hook some self improvement books and post pictures of Neverland on Instagram and NOBODY CAN STOP ME.”