LOS ANGELES — California native H.E.R. continues to "slide" into success with a total of four Grammy victories now under her belt.
Born as Gabriella Sarmiento Wilson, H.E.R. took home two trophies at the 2021 Grammy awards, including best R&B song and the coveted category of Song of the Year. With a song that promotes a message of justice and unity in response to the Black Lives Matters movement, H.E.R. shared gratitude for a platform that inspires true change.
What You Need To Know
- H.E.R., alongside writer Tiara Thomas, took home the Grammys victory for song of the year on Sunday
- The song "I Can't Breathe" struck a chord with social justice activists as it embodies the emotions of the Black Lives Matters movement
- With the Grammys falling in March due to the pandemic, H.E.R. discussed the importance of women supporting one another in the industry, in light of Women's History Month
"I’m so so grateful," she said. "I want to thank God for giving me the gift of a voice and a pen, and using me as a vessel to create change."
Winning song of the year alongside songwriter Tiara Thomas, H.E.R. acknowledged Women’s History Month and the importance of women supporting one another in the industry.
"We are put against each other all the time, and we have to realize we are unstoppable together. And I support all women: women that come from different backgrounds, women that represent different things. At the end of the day, there is no one way to represent women, and I think when we realize that and we accept that, that’s truly supporting other women."
At just 23 years old, the artist has already made a massive impact in the music industry, but her goal is to see her craft translate in the community.
"Remember, we are the change that we wish to see," H.E.R. said in her speech. "And you know, that fight that we had in us, the summer of 2020, let’s keep that same energy."
With her song "Fight for You" also shortlisted for the 93rd Academy Awards, there is a lot more to expect from the young and passionate singer-songwriter.