Well, it's official: Former Fifth Harmony member Normani has ARRIVED, as made clear by the new video for her bop of a single, "Motivation."
Channeling the choreo (and swag) of a bevy of 2000s-era pop stars, the vid gets absolutely everything right. It opens with a young Normani watching BET's "106 and Park," and quickly segues to a fantasy sequence in which the grown-up singer pays dance-filled tribute to the iconic music videos of her childhood.
That Normani is a talented dancer is far from news, but her moves in this video are next-level stuff. She does very real justice to choreography inspired by Beyoncé's "Crazy in Love," J. Lo's "I'm Real," and Britney Spears' "Baby One More Time," to name just a few.
Normani stans are already having a field day breaking down the many 2000s references in "Motivation." How many of these did you spot?
There’s only one Beyoncé, and there’s only one Normani, but I love this homage 👯♀️ #Motivation #MotivationOutNow https://t.co/Alj6CYT9Ff— Gibson Johns (@Gibson Johns)1565929519.0
This Normani video is giving me Britney Baby On More Time vibes with these schoolyard dancing/tumbling scenes.… https://t.co/lpUEynY7ME— Sarah (@Sarah)1565932777.0
@Normani Says That Her New Video for "Motivation" was Insipired by The 2000s and Its Awesome Seeing a Few @Ciara Re… https://t.co/v1kkAIW3kk— Taylor Payne (@Taylor Payne)1565935130.0
@Normani is soo good oh my god the dance scene that alludes to Touch by Omarion!!!!!! Her mind!! #MOTIVATION https://t.co/0RacQLMUaQ— b 🇧🇧 (@b 🇧🇧)1565930606.0