Filipino-American singer H.E.R is now a Grammy award winner

The 21-year-old artist, whose stage name translates to “Having Everything Revealed”, won the Best R&B album and Best R&B Performance for her song “Best Part” featuring Daniel Caesar, among her three other nominations.

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2/12/2019 1:03 PM
Filipino-American singer H.E.R is now a Grammy award winner


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Filipino-American breakthrough R&B singer H.E.R. is now a Grammy award winner after taking home two recognitions from the prestigious award-giving body on Sunday night (US Time).

The 21-year-old artist, whose stage name translates to “Having Everything Revealed”, won the Best R&B album and Best R&B Performance for her song “Best Part” featuring Daniel Caesar, among her three other nominations.

As she took to the stage to receive her awards, H.E.R. was at a loss for words.

"So first thing I wanna say is this is unbelievable and second it's not even an album, it's an EP. I'm speechless right now, I'm holding back tears,” she said.

She later turned to social media to thank those whom she forgot to mention during her acceptance speech. 

“HAPPIEST DAY OF MY LIFE!!!!!!!!!! NO WORDS!!!!!!! the moment I shared with my family when they made the announcement, was so special,” she said. “Thank you to everyone who has been there since day one! And all my amazing fans that continue to come to my shows and put people on to my music. Mom, dad, Lil sis, I do this for you!!!!!! Thank you @recordingacademy also @bts.bighitofficial I LOVE YOU, THAT WAS SO SPECIAL!!!!! [sic]”

 

H.E.R., named Gabriella Wilson in real life, is the daughter of a Filipino mother and an African-American father with whom she took after her inclination towards music.

"I'm half Filipino and Filipinos love karaoke," she said during her previous guest appearance on The Late Late Show with James Corden. "So yeah, I love to sing, I've always been around music my entire life and I just gravitated towards instruments."