|“||Honestly, I feel like I’ve experienced a lot in the last six years, so I feel like just getting all of that out. Whatever comes to mind, whatever I’m going through at the moment, I just want this to be an album that completely represents who Normani is. And for some people, it may be the first time||”|
– Normani about NK1 in an interview.
NK1 is the name that receives Normani's debut solo studio album which is currently untitled.
On October 21, it was announced that Normani had signed to management company S10 Entertainment as a solo artist. During an interview in March 2018, Normani confirmed she was working on her debut solo studio album.
On April 9, 2018, Normani signed with Keep Cool/RCA Records, a new joint venture co-founded by Tunji Balogun, for the release of her album. She expressed her gratitude for the deal in a statement: "I’m so incredibly grateful to be able to be in a place where I can explore myself as an artist and what I’m capable of…Never in a million years did I think I would be in this position in 2018. Everyone has been so supportive and patient; thank you so much to my fans for giving me the opportunity."
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