Who is H.E.R? Here's everything you need to know about the singer H.E.R

If you've ever asked 'Who is H.E.R?" Get your Spotify cued up because you're going to want to add H.E.R. to your playlists

H.E.R. attends the 93rd Annual Academy Awards at Union Station on April 25, 2021 in Los Angeles, California.
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The Oscars 2021 was filled with many highlights from female directors dominating to everyone wondering what's in the Oscars gift bag. But, After H.E.R turned heads in a purple Dundas—Prince-inspired—jumpsuit and took home the Academy Award for best original song, there was just one question on everyone's lips, Who is H.E.R.?

Well, we're here to deliver and give you everything that you need to know about H.E.R. We're telling you now, you'll want to make room on your Spotify playlists.

H.E.R. collaborated with Dernst Emile II and Tiara Thomas for “Fight for You,” the Oscar-winning song from Judas and the Black Messiah. "Musicians, filmmakers, I believe we have an opportunity—and a responsibility—to tell the truth and to write history the way that it was and how it connects us to today" she said during her acceptance speech, which so perfectly sums up everything she represents. 

What is H.E.R.'s name in real life?

The singer H.E.R.'s real name is Gabriella Sarmiento Wilson. She was born in Vallejo, California on June 27, 1997. And the 23-year-old's net worth is reportedly $2 million. 

How did H.E.R. get her name?

For the singer, it's all about the journey. 

When discussing her stage name on The Late Late Show with James Corden, she said, "It kind of represented this time, becoming a young woman and going through heartbreak and all these things that are called the evolution of woman. I always say, 'I'll never be the girl who falls for this guy and goes through this,' and I ended up being her—I ended up being that girl."

What does H.E.R. stand for?

The singer's stage name stands for "Having Everything Revealed." While on The Late Late Show with James Corden, she also noted that vulnerability is the best way for her to connect with her fans. 

"The best way for me to release my music was to be honest, and in order for me to do that, I thought, 'Let me not put a face on my music. Let me not put a name on my music. Let me just give my music the way that it is as its pure message and keep it like that.'"

What are H.E.R.'s latest songs? 

H.E.R  currently has two albums: a self-titled album from 2017, H.E.R., and I Used to Know Her, which was released in 2019, which are in addition to EPs and singles.  

The latest single is Come Through, a slow R&B track featuring Chris Brown, which was released earlier this month. 

One of her latest soulful tracks, Damage, focuses on a relationship where one party takes the other for granted. 

What are the best H.E.R. songs? 

  • Free
  • Say It Again
  • Best Part (featuring Daniel Caesar)
  • Lost Souls
  • Against Me

When is H.E.R. releasing a new album?

Good news, fans! H.E.R has a new album in the works. Although she has yet to reveal specifics, she did take the opportunity to tease a few things on Twitter.

Danielle Valente
Digital News Writer

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Before her time at Future, Danielle was the editor of Time Out New York Kids, where she got to experience the best of the city from the point of view of its littlest residents. Before that, she was a news editor at Elite Daily. Her work has also appeared in Domino, Chowhound, and amNewYork, to name a few. 

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