Filipino-American artist H.E.R. won the Video for Good award at this year’s MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs)
The multi-Grammy award-winning R&B singer won for her powerful new song ‘I Can’t Breathe.’
H.E.R. says she wrote the song in response to incidents of police brutality and racism in the United States.
The black-and-white music video is directed by Shane Adams and is a mixture of photos and video footage, showing protests around the world following the passing of George Floyd in Minneapolis.
Proceeds from the video’s release go to the Black Lives Matter organization.
“I’m so proud to be a part of this category. All the other nominees were super dope. I’m super proud of everybody speaking out on social injustice,” the singer said in her acceptance speech at the VMAs on August 30, 2020.
H.E.R. bested other nominees in the category included Billie Eilish (“All of the Good Women Go to Hell”), Lil Child (“The Larger Image”), Demi Lovato (“I Love Me”), Anderson Paak (“Lockdown”), and Taylor Swift (“The Man”).
H.E.R.’s song “Slide,” featuring YG, was also nominated in the Best R&B video category.
H.E.R., whose real name is Gabriella Wilson, was born to an African-American father and a Filipina mother. Wilson is proud of her Filipino roots and was brought up embracing her mom’s heritage and culture.
The 23-year-old rising star already nabbed two golden gramophones at the 61st Grammy Awards in 2019 for Best R&B Album for her EP “H.E.R” and Best R&B Performance for “Best Part” with Daniel Caesar.
She enjoyed five nominations at the 62nd Grammy Awards this year.
Watch the music video for ‘I Can’t Breathe’ here and SEND CONGRATULATIONS in the comments below to Fil-Am artist H.E.R. for winning the Video for Good at MTV Video Music Awards.
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