Multi-platinum selling and chart-topping recording artist Normani’s new single “Motivation” dominates as the #1 most added song at pop radio in the US this week. Released on Friday, “Motivation” received early adds at the top stations across the country including Z100 (New York), KIIS LA (Los Angeles), B96 (Chicago), WKSC (Chicago), WXKS (Boston), WODS (Boston), KMVQ (San Francisco), KYLD (San Francisco) and more.
Earning the highly coveted title of Pitchfork’s “Best New Track,” Normani received an abundance of critical acclaim upon release. The FADER declared, “Motivation’ is an instantly-loveable bop,” PAPER Magazineproclaimed, “Normani proves she’s an absolute triple threat, as if it wasn’t obvious before,” and V Magazine said, “Motivation” proves she’s destined for superstardom.” This week, Rolling Stone featured “Motivation” as its “Song You Need to Know,” asserting, “the song sounds like it has been playing on the radio for years, a seasoned hit that captures both recent music history as well as Normani’s own story.” In addition to the critical acclaim, Normani received an overwhelming amount of support and praise from her peers and role models including Ariana Grande, Cardi B, Charlie Puth, Halsey, Khalid, Kylie Jenner, Lizzo, Meek Mill, Zendaya, Sam Smith, 6lack, and many more.
Normani released “Motivation” on Friday with a video directed by Dave Meyers (Janet Jackson, Kendrick Lamar, Billie Eilish) which has already amassed over 19 million views. The clip was the #1 trending video on YouTube over the weekend following release. Normani has also inspired fans to take to social media to share clips of themselves attempting Normani’s jaw dropping choreography from the video in what has become known as the viral #MotivationChallenge. Watch the official video for “Motivation” above. Yesterday, it was announced that Normani will perform at the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards, marking the first time she’ll perform “Motivation” live and her first solo performance at a major awards show. The 2019 MTV VMAs will air on Monday, August 26 at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT.
“Motivation” is available to stream and purchase