Platinum-selling artists and professional friends, Khalid and Normani have collaborated with the resulting dreamy-pop song ‘Love Lies’ now a feature on the 20th Century Fox film ‘Love, Simon’ that is set to be released on March 16th.
Directed by Greg Berlanti(Dawson’s Creek, Riverdale), written by Isaac Aptaker & Elizabeth Berger (This is Us), and based on Becky Albertalli’s acclaimed novel, LOVE, SIMON centres around seventeen-year-old Simon Spier who has yet to tell his friends or family that he is gay. On top of this secret comes another as the identity of Simon’s online crush and classmate remains a mystery. LOVE, SIMON is not your typical coming of age story as it explores the difficult yet thrilling adventure of finding yourself and love for the first time.
About the Artist
Five-time Grammy nominated artist Khalid released his debut single ‘Location’ as a teenager and it harvested over 1.52 million plays in two months, which led to his major label deal with Right Hand Music Group/RCA Records where ‘Location continued to certify X2 platinum. His latest released singles ‘Young Dumb & Broke’ and ‘Silence’ are both certified 4x Platinum in Australia
Khalid’s followed through with the debut album, AMERICAN TEEN, receiving mass critical acclaim with praise from The New York Times, TIME Magazine, Billboard, NYLON, and many more. Billboard stated, “…effortlessly excellent…the kid is still so young, but this body of work is beyond his years”.
Khalid has also performed on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Good Morning America, The Late Late Show With James Corden, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, The Late Show With Stephen Colbert and The Today Show.
‘Love Lies’ is not Khalid’s first collaborative song with other projects including mega hits such as ‘1-800-273-8255’ with Logic and Alessia Cara, and ‘Silence’ with Marshmello.
Khalid’s debut headlining tour in the U.S and Europe sold out every single date before AMERICAN TEEN was even released. In addition to his own sold-out tours, Khalid has joined forces and the stage with artists such as Lorde and Travis Scott. He didn’t stop there as he brought his AMERICAN TEEN tour to Australia and New Zealand late last year, adding sold out shows in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Auckland to his seemingly endless string of successes.
Inspired by her love for pop and R&B, ‘Love Lies’ offers a closer look to Normani’s personal style as an artist, expanding out from her multi-platinum music group Fifth Harmony in order to express her own personal style of music.
Fifth Harmony, formed in 2012 and is widely considered the biggest girl group of this generation. The group of four, including Norman, have experienced worldwide success with three top 5 albums and multiple awards including four MTV Video Music Awards, two People’s Choice Awards, and an American Music Award.
Her work continues to extend past the music industry as Normani is the Global Ambassador to the American Cancer Society, Diversity Ambassador for multi-award winning anti-cyberbullying non-profit organisation The CyberSmile Foundation and lends her name and time to A Place to Call Home, just to name a few of her many charitable efforts.