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Normani Becomes Third Fifth Harmony Member to Earn Solo Hot 100 Hit

Normani becomes the third member of Fifth Harmony to score a solo Billboard Hot 100 hit, as "Love Lies," with Khalid, debuts at No. 43 on the chart dated March 3.

Normani becomes the third member of Fifth Harmony to score a solo Billboard Hot 100 hit, as “Love Lies,” with Khalid, debuts at No. 43 on the chart dated March 3.

The group is the first all-female act with three members having charted solo on the Hot 100 since Destiny’s Child.

Normani joins former 5H member Camila Cabello and Lauren Jauregui (a member of the now-quartet, with Normani, Ally Brooke and Dinah Jane) in having logged at least one entry under a solo billing.


“Love Lies” opens with 11.7 million U.S. streams and 22,000 downloads sold in the week ending Feb. 22, according to Nielsen Music.

Normani concurrently debuts at No. 12 on the Emerging Artists chart.

Cabello became the first member of Fifth Harmony to appear solo on the Hot 100 in December 2015, when “I Know What You Did Last Summer,” with Shawn Mendes, debuted at No. 97, before going on to peak at No. 20. After leaving the group in December 2016, she earned her first top 10, “Bad Things,” with Machine Gun Kelly (No. 4 in February 2017).

Cabello has tallied seven total Hot 100 entries, led by “Havana” (featuring Young Thug), which became her first No. 1 on the Jan. 27-dated chart. The song holds at No. 4 on the latest list, while earning a notable honor in its first week atop the Adult Pop Songs chart.

Jauregui notched her first, and so-far only, solo Hot 100 entry as a featured artist on Halsey’s “Strangers,” which debuted and peaked at No. 100 on the June 17, 2017-dated chart.

Meanwhile, although Brooke and Jane haven’t charted solo on the Hot 100, both have made dents on other Billboard surveys. Brooke has earned two top 40 tracks on the Hot Dance/Electronic Songs chart since last year (as featured, with A$AP Ferg, on Lost Kings’ “Look at Us Now” and with her Topic collab “Perfect”).

Jane has made one solo trip to the Hot Latin Songs chart: “Boom Boom,” with RedOne, Daddy Yankee and French Montana, hit No. 24 in November.

Thanks to the debut of “Love Lies,” Fifth Harmony is the first all-female group with at least three members having earned solo Hot 100 entries since Destiny’s Child.

Kelly Rowland branched out first, earning her first solo Hot 100 hit as featured on Nelly’s 10-week No. 1 “Dilemma,” which began its reign on Aug. 17, 2002. Rowland has earned 11 solo entries, most recently as featured, with Missy Elliott, on Fantasia’s “Without Me” in 2013.

Beyoncé was next, logging her first solo Hot 100 hit on JAY-Z’s “’03 Bonnie & Clyde” (No. 4, December 2002). She has since upped her count to 58 solo titles, including 18 top 10s, six of which hit No. 1. (Destiny’s Child notched four leaders.)

LeToya Luckett became the third member of Destiny’s Child (which she left in 2000) to appear solo on the Hot 100 with the No. 31 hit “Torn” in 2006, her first of two solo entries.

Fifth Harmony and Destiny’s Child aren’t the only all-female groups to score such a hat trick. Three members of The Go-Go’s charted solo: Jane Wiedlin, Belinda Carlisle and Gina Schock (as, fittingly, Gina Go-Go). Labelle’s Patti LaBelle, Nona Hendryx and Sarah Dash also all appeared as soloists on the Hot 100.