Fil-Am singer-songwriter H.E.R bags 2 Grammy Awards


Filipino-American R&B singer and songwriter H.E.R. today bagged two Grammys from the Recording Academy in Hollywood.

H.E.R. was given a record number of 5 nominations from the 61st Grammys held on February 10 (February 11 Philippine Time).

The multi-instrumentalist bested other seasoned musicians Toni Braxton, The Carters, Lalah Hathaway and PJ Mortonin to win the Best R&B Performance for her “Best Part” featuring Daniel Caesar.

H.E.R.’s second Grammy for Best R&B Album for her self-titled album. The Fil-Am musician won against Toni Braxton’s Sex & Cigarettes, Leon Bridges’ Good Thing, Lalah Hathaway’s Honestly and PJ Morton’s Gumbo Unplugged (Live).

In her acceptance speech for her 2nd award, H.E.R. called her team on stage to share the limelight as she thanked God, her parents and sibling, her recording label, and other collaborators.

In an interview with the Recording Academy, the 21-year-old proudly Filipina artist said she was happy in finding her purpose as an artist and turning it into a reality.

The first time Grammy nominee and winner of 2 awards said, “It feels like I’m exactly where I’m supposed to be. It’s so easy to question your art, even to question what you’re doing, to question the path that you’re on. But this is such confirmation for me; you’re exactly where you need to be, you’re doing all the right things. It just feels amazing, it feels like I found my objective and I’m fulfilling it. I’m so blessed.”

H.E.R. is born from a Filipina mother and African American father, and was raised embracing Filipino culture and values.

WATCH H.E.R. receive her 2nd Grammy from BTS here:

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Atom L. Pornel
Atom Pornel is a tourism and broadcast journalism major who loves local art and heritage and is passionate about anything good news from the Philippines. Born from a Bicolano-Odionganon father and Waray mother, he has grown appreciation of our diversity as nation.