H.E.R. performed a beautiful rendition of “America the Beautiful” prior to the national anthem at the start of Superbowl LV. In recent interviews, she talks about growing up performing karaoke to classic Filipina singers like Sharon Cuneta and being a fan of Philippines based R&B artists like Jay-R.
Gabriella Sarmiento Wilson better known professionally as H.E.R.(pronounced “her”, an acronym for Having Everything Revealed is a multi-GRAMMY Award winning American singer and songwriter. She recently was the first pinay to be nominated for “Best Song” for “Fight For You” from the “Judas and the Black Massiah” film at the Golden Globe Awards as well as 5 2020 NAACP nominations.
After initial music appearances and singles under her real name, Wilson re-emerged in 2016 with the H.E.R. persona, releasing her debut EP H.E.R. Volume 1. She then released subsequent EPs H.E.R. Volume 2 (2017), The B Sides (2017), I Used to Know Her: The Prelude (2018) and I Used to Know Her: Part 2 (2018). Her first compilation album H.E.R. was released in October 2017, consisting of tracks from the singer’s first two EPs plus six additional songs. H.E.R. was nominated for five Grammy Awards at the 61st Annual Grammy Awardsin 2019, winning Best R&B Performance and Best R&B Album.
In 2020, she was nominated for five awards at the 62nd Annual Grammy Awards, including Album of the Year for I Used to Know Her and Song of the Year for “Hard Place”. On September 20, 2020, she sang Prince‘s song “Nothing Compares 2 U“, for the In Memoriam segment of the 72nd Primetime Emmy Awards.
Watch a flashback interview on TFC’s Adobo Nation when she was only 10 years old showing the various instruments she plays like guitar, drums & piano. Incredible to see she manifested everything she wanted in this interview.
Featured photo courtesy of H.E.R. Instagram.