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Fans Rejoice After Normani’s ‘Dopamine’ Album Announcement: ‘The Drought Is Finally Over’

Few fanbases have had to be more patient for an album announcement than Normani Nation these past six years. But on Wednesday (Feb. 21), an end finally came to more than a half-decade of waiting, with the former Fifth Harmony member at last announcing that Dopamine, her debut solo album, is officially on its way.

Normani broke the news to fans by posting the project’s cover on social media, writing, “cryingg typing this rn. DOPAMINE THE ALBUM.” The artwork features the “Motivation” singer wearing a leathery bikini and straddling a jet-black rocket, plus a parental advisory warning sticker in the bottom left corner.

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The announcement closes out exactly five years, seven months and 22 days since Normani first wrote in a now-viral tweet: “I have my album title y’all” — a post that has resurfaced numerous times over the years as more and more time progressed without an album announcement. Since launching her solo career in 2018, the musician has released only seven singles as a lead artist, including top 20 Billboard Hot 100 hits such as the Sam Smith-assisted “Dancing With a Stranger” (No. 7), the Khalid duet “Love Lies” (No. 9) and “Wild Side” featuring Cardi B (No. 14).

The only thing fans need to wait for now — aside from the actual album, of course — is a release date, which Normani has not yet unveiled. The X Factor alum did, however, make it clear on her website that Dopamine will arrive at some point this year — to the utter delight of her fans.

“I can’t believe we made it yall,” one person posted on X, where Normani’s name was trending throughout the day on Wednesday, shortly after the Dopamine announcement dropped. “the drought is finally over. NORMANI IS COMING.”

“from voting for normani on x-factor to finally witnessing her debut album era commence… I AM EMOTIONAL,” wrote another proud fan, while a third person added, “The grass is greeener, the air is fresher, life is GREAT rn.”

Keep reading to see the best reactions to Normani’s Dopamine album announcement below.

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