Normani Kordei Makes Girl Group-Gone-Solo Chart History With ‘Love Lies’
"Love Lies," which dropped earlier this month, has earned for Kordei the honor of highest first solo United States chart debut by a girl group member ever. The track debuted at No. 43, the site reports. By contrast, girl group-gone-solo act Beyonce's first solo single, "'03 Bonnie & Clyde" debuted at 56, while Kelly Rowland's "Dilemma" first charted at 53.
And speaking of Destiny's Child, Kordei's achievement makes Fifth Harmony the first girl group since DC to produce three members who have charted in the Billboard Hot 100 with solo efforts. Camila Cabello, whose debut album dropped earlier this year, and Lauren Jauregui, who teamed up with Steve Aoki for "All Night," have both also charted on the Hot 100.
"Love Lies" has notched 11.7 million streams in the United States and has drawn 22,000 downloads.
And fans were pleased as punch to see Kordei holding her own as a viable solo artist.
"Congratulations queen, love you," one fan wrote on Twitter, while another noted "[Even] without radio impact and live performances!"
Earlier this month, Kordei told Zane Lowe on Beats 1 that she was thrilled for fans to finally get a taste of what she can deliver as a solo act.
“This is the first time I feel like people are actually getting a sense of who I actually am," she said.
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