Normani Unveils ‘1:59’ with Gunna

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Normani Announces Dopamine Release Date, Releases Single 

Former Fifth Harmony member Normani is stepping into the spotlight with her debut album, Dopamine, scheduled for release on June 14 through RCA. In a conversation with Jasmine Fox-Suliaman for Who What Wear, she described the album as “liberation” and “a season of freedom,” highlighting her personal and artistic growth throughout its creation. Normani initially had different titles for her debut album, including “1906” and “Butterfly Effect,” which were later changed to “Dopamine.”


Single Release: “1:59” Featuring Gunna

The launch of Dopamine is spearheaded by the release of its first single, “1:59,” a collaboration with Atlanta rapper Gunna. The track, produced by Leathre Jackettt and Tommy Brown, showcases a blend of Normani’s sultry vocals and Gunna’s distinctive flow. Listen to the new song below.


More on Normani

Early Life and Rise to Fame

Normani Kordei Hamilton, known simply as Normani, was born on May 31, 1996, in Atlanta, Georgia. Her family moved to Houston, Texas, in the wake of Hurricane Katrina in 2005. A former member of the wildly successful girl group Fifth Harmony, she first caught the public’s eye on “The X Factor USA,” where the group was formed.

Post-Fifth Harmony, Normani didn’t skip a beat, launching a solo career that quickly took off with her 2018 hit single “Love Lies” with Khalid, which soared into the top ten of the Billboard Hot 100 and achieved 5× platinum status. Beyond music, her talents shone through on season 24 of “Dancing with the Stars,” where she finished third.

Expanding Influence and Future Projects

Building on her music and dance foundations, Normani has expanded her reach into acting and significant collaborations. Her feature film debut came in 2024 with “Freaky Tales,” and she has worked alongside major artists like Sam Smith, Ariana Grande, and Cardi B. With her debut studio album “Dopamine” on the horizon,

Normani continues to influence beyond the music scene as a fashion icon and model, collaborating with brands like Puma and appearing on influential platforms like Forbes’ 30 Under 30. Her engagement in philanthropy and her public image as a role model highlight her multifaceted career and personal dedication to impacting a broad audience.


Gunna’s Musical Evolution

Gunna, who recently dropped his album A Gift & a Curse in June 2023, is not slowing down. His forthcoming album, One of Wun, is expected to demonstrate his continued growth as an artist. In an interview with Vanessa Satten for XXL, Gunna shared insights into his evolving sound and creative process, hinting at new melodies and a deeper exploration of his vocal abilities.

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