Normani Signs Solo Record Deal Following News of Fifth Harmony Hiatus

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Fifth Harmony is going on hiatus, but that doesn’t mean the members of the group are planning on slowing down anytime soon. Ally Brooke, Lauren Jauregui and Dinah Jane have all already been working on their own projects and now Normani is really branching out, too, by signing a solo record deal with Keep Cool/RCA Records.

“Normani is a dynamic, multi-talented young woman with vibrant energy and a powerful spirit,” Keep Cool co-founder Tunji Balogun said in a statement to Billboard. “We are extremely excited to welcome her into the RCA family and I’m honored to announce her as the first artist signed to Keep Cool. We are all looking forward to watching Normani thrive and flourish as we create incredible music and unforgettable moments together.”

The 21-year-old previously admitted that she’s a little bit nervous to attack the music industry as a solo artist after working with a group for so many years, but ultimately is “so incredibly grateful” to have this record deal.

She explained, “Never in a million years did I think I would be in this position in 2018. Everyone has been so supportive and patient; thank you so much to my fans for giving me the opportunity.”

“I’m so thankful to my girls that we created this space among ourselves to explore and branch out creatively,” she continued. “Fifth Harmony has always been and will always be home. I’d like to say thank you to Tunji and Peter [RCA chairman/CEO Edge] for believing in the vision that I have for myself as an artist. I’m appreciative for their commitment and perseverance.”

Normani already dipped her toes in the solo waters by recording a song with Khalid for the Love, Simon soundtrack and has been teasing a collaboration with SZA for months. Big things are happening, y’all!