5H's Normani Kordei dropped her side-project: two videos showing off her serious skills as a dancer.
Fifth Harmony didn't win The X Factor. Not even close. But they proved hard work and dedication to their craft was worth it. Today (July 14), Kordei steps out on her own to highlight her love of dancing with two videos of Normani dancing to Future's "Commas" and Teyana Taylor's "Do Not Disturb."
"Dancing came first but through my love of dance, I learned another beautiful art of expression through song," Kordei tells Complex where the videos premiered.
"I wanted to create something that I felt completely represented me and I couldn't think of a better way than dance to do so. Being as busy as I have been for the past three years I haven't really had time to participate in my own activities. I couldn't have done this without the help of the incredibly talented Sean Bankhead. I literally flew from work in LA to Atlanta one day; and rehearsed both pieces the next day and we shot both videos the day after. I remember practicing every moment I got. I stayed up until 5 AM with the call time being 9 AM. I was dancing in the shower, hotel elevator, car and another place my feet touched. On top of all that I had to fly to London the day after the shoot. I spent my time off working. It's just a little bit of my world I've missed."
For the Harmonizers who are worried now that Kordei has a taste of what it's like to fly solo, don't worry. She's not going anywhere.
"I am focused on Fifth Harmony becoming a huge success story. We play such an important role in the lives of young women by encouraging them to love, respect themselves and never settle. Hopefully the future is bright but I will certainly work hard and prepare myself for whatever God has in store personally."
She adds, "As a member of Fifth Harmony, we all have to do our part for the group's success so being a good team player is very important, but we also have our own distinct personalities and style. I focus on giving it my absolute best on every performance and leaving it all out on stage. I definitely feel that the group has had a huge impact and developed me in so many different ways—not only in the music industry but LIFE."