Normani is determined to make 2019 her breakout year, and she's well on her way. The Fifth Harmony alumna's solo debut album is due sometime later this year, but she's already built a successful buzz for her herself apart from the group with a slew of collaborations. Khalid, Calvin Harris and Sam Smith have all joined the siren in song, but it's her collab with singer/rapper 6LACK on "Waves" that's really gotten our attention of late. Building on the momentum from the February release of their intergalactic music video last month, the pair found themselves on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon last night to perform the track.
In her Tonight Show debut, Ms. Kordei may have been flanked by four dancers, but she was always the focal point as they performed much of the choreo from the video. The stage was bathed in blue lights and smoke to set the scene, while she was dressed in a midriff-baring ensemble that included a long black skirt with a slit up to her hip. Normani sang, danced and gave us abs, leg and drama for days. 6LACK later stepped onstage to deliver his brief guest spot before stepping down to rightfully return the spotlight to her.
This was a very good look and stunning debut for Normani, one that even left Questlove tweeting her praises. It's clear that Normani is looking to become the next R&B/pop superstar, and with her arsenal of talent, she just may be able to do it.