Fifth Harmony singer Normani Kordie announced last Saturday that she is going solo. The 21-year-old will go by just one name after she makes the transition to S10 Entertainment & Media that is led by Brandon Silverstein. She was born Normani Kordie Hamilton and had already dropped her last name and was using her middle name as her stage last name.

Now that she is transitioning to another phase of her career, she will be known as just Normani. She and her management team agree that since she is going solo, a single name will be quite appropriate. Silverstein and others at S10 think very highly of the singer. They have no doubt that the union will be a good one.

About the singer

Normani recorded her first song when she was only 13 years old. She appeared on the second season of The "X Factor US" in 2012. When she sang Aretha Franklin's "Chain of Fools," all four judges agreed that she should advance to the next round. However, she was eliminated after the second round.

Because she made a good first impression, the young singer was called back to the show. She was put in a group with four other girls who had also auditioned as solo singers. Simon Cowell put Ally Brooke, Camila Cabello, Dinah Jane, and Lauren Jauregui in a group, and they called themselves Fifth Harmony. The girls made it to the finale and finished in third place for the season. It is interesting because the group went on to become more successful than the winner of the second season of the music competition show.

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Probably it was because Cowell signed them to his record label.

Four years later, Cabello left the group to go off on her own. It is interesting that the group continued to be known as Fifth Harmony even though there were only four singers. Now that Normani is going solo, there will be only three members of the group. Fans are wondering if the name will remain the same.

Dancing as well as singing

Normani proved that she can dance as well as sing. She appeared on the ABC's popular dance competition show during Season 24 of "Dancing with the Stars." She was partnered with professional ballroom dancer Valentin Chmerkovskiy. Even though they did a lot of traveling so the singer could honor her obligations with her group, their performances on "DWTS" did not suffer. They made it to the finals and ended up in third place just like Normani's group did on the "X Factor."

Perhaps Normani's third-place winning streak is over now that she is going solo. Watch her and see what she does with S10 Entertainment & Media.