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Kelly Clarkson Covers “Love Lies” on Tour and Normani Is so Here for It

For those of you who don’t know, Kelly Clarkson has been touring in support of her latest album Meaning of Life. The 36-year old “Heat” singer paid tribute to Khalid and Normani‘s song, “Love Lies” at her tour stop in Salt Lake City, Utah on January 30.

A fan’s video of Clarkson singing the track was tweeted by radio DJ Mike Adam. Normani caught wind of it and quoted the tweet, saying, “damn, that’s Kelly Clarkson singing my song *moment of silence*”

The former Fifth Harmony member also saw another video of Clarkson’s speech before performing the track where she said, “I wish I could do the Normani routine because she’s super hot!”

Normani then quoted the tweet and posted the crying emoji in response several times. See?

The “Stronger” crooner was the first American Idol champ and, more recently, was a two-time winner of The Voice as a coach. Her 2017 album Meaning of Life spawned the hit singles “Love So Soft” and “Heat.” She’s also a three-time Grammy award recipient for Best Pop Vocal Album for Breakaway in 2006, Best Pop Female Performance for “Since U Been Gone” that same year, and in 2013, she won Best Pop Vocal Album again for her album Stronger. She is nominated for a Grammy again this year for Best Pop Vocal Album for Meaning of Life.

With all of those accomplishments under her belt, we totally understand why Normani is excited about Clarkson covering her song.

“Love Lies” was Normani’s first solo release outside of her group involvement with 5H. The track peaked at no. 9 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100. It also topped the Billboard Mainstream Top 40 pop radio airplay chart, earning both Khalid and Normani their first number ones. It claimed the longest climb to number one for a duet, doing so in its 24th week, and the third-longest among all songs. It was also featured on the Love, Simon movie soundtrack.

You can watch the full video of Clarkson covering the hit track below.

Featured Image: Disney Channel/Image Group LA / Instagram (@Normani)

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