She was a member of one of the biggest girl groups in the music industry.
But now Normani is finding herself outside of Fifth Harmony.
The singing sensation, 24, reflected on launching her own solo career and her newfound self-confidence in an interview with Women's Health.
'I now feel more connected to myself': Normani reflected on launching her own solo career and her newfound self-confidence in an interview with Women's Health
The accompanying photo shoot captures Normani showcasing her fabulous body in an array of vibrant bathing suits.
Normani catapulted to fame after competing on X-Factor with her bandmates in 2012 and officially forming Fifth Harmony that same year.
While the group has since spilt up, painful memories still linger.
Normani, who was the only Black member of the group, says her self-esteem plummeted after she was overlooked for opportunities as part of the band.
Being compared to her peers was also incredibly disheartening.
Soaking up the sun! In the accompanying photo shoot, Normani sizzled in an array of vibrant bathing suits
Fun in the sun! The hit-maker beamed with joy as she worked a perforated black swimsuit
Cover girl: Normani appears on the December issue of Women's Health
'That alters the perception you have of yourself. Having certain things happen so blatantly while also feeling like the "other" and being so young and hearing the public compare [us] took a toll on my confidence.
'For a long time, I didn't believe in myself because I didn't feel like I was given the opportunity to.'
Nowadays she is busy working on her own solo career.
Initially, Normani struggled to find her voice outside of the group, and worried more about fitting in rather then being herself.
However, that all changed once she embraced being authentic.sonos sonos One (Gen 2)