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Normani: I’m still the girl next door


Chart-topping pop star Normani has revealed she still sees herself as the “girl next door”.

The 24-year-old singer has admitted to struggling nervousness and claims to have the similar day-to-day points as a lot of her younger followers, regardless of her fame and success.

She shared: “Vulnerability is speaking about the proven fact that I do get nervousness typically, and simply displaying the client what that looks like for me.

“Just the fact that I am in a position that I’m in, but I don’t want to be so unattainable. I’m just the girl next door.”

Normani grew to become a worldwide star throughout her time in Fifth Harmony, when she appeared alongside Ally Brooke, Dinah Jane, and Lauren Jauregui.

And the “Motivation” hitmaker has admitted to feeling extra snug and safe in the context of a bunch.

She instructed Teen Vogue journal: “There was just that level of comfortability and security, and me feeling safe with being seen, but not too seen.”

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Normani launched her debut single in August final 12 months, however she’s but to launch her eagerly-awaited solo album.

The singer has confessed to feeling beneath stress from her followers, revealing she’s acutely aware that her first album may outline her profession.

She stated: “There’s a lot expectation that I’ve for myself, so including [fans’ expectations] onto that may be rather a lot, however it actually does encourage me.

“I really want to create a body of work that’s going to count, you know? I’m never going to get my first album back.”

Despite this, Normani sees her music as secondary to her final ambition to “change lives”.

She defined: “Honestly, for me, it’s greater than the music.

“As much as I love what I do, I want to change lives and I want to reach as many people as I can. I feel like that’s the difference between doing something that you love and also having purpose. I want to tell our stories and, like I said, be a representation that black girls can do anything … I feel like it’s my calling.”

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