She's only 23 years old, but H.E.R. speaks like a music industry veteran and, in many ways, truly is one. The accolades piling up around her attest: The day after the singer won her fourth Grammy Award for the song "I Can't Breathe" from her album of the same name, she and her co-writers were nominated for an Oscar for the song "Fight For You," from the movie Judas and the Black Messiah. She plays multiple instruments, has performed at numerous high-profile events, including Super Bowl LV, the Emmy Awards and the 51st NAACP Awards (for which she received multiple nominations), not to mention NPR's Tiny Desk (which sits at 16+ million views and counting).
Born Gabriella Sarmiento Wilson in Vallego (United States), H.E.R. is a singer, songwriter-singer who creates her stage name from the acronym "Having Everything Revealed". She spent her childhood surrounded by music with her family, including her father who was himself a musician, encouraged her to learn to play several instruments. She masters five of them including the guitar which is her favorite instrument. From her tenth birthday in 2007, H.E.R. performed Alicia Keys’ song “Fallin” in an episode of the American show "The Maury Show". She subsequently sang on "Today" "Good Morning America" and "The View" shows. In 2009, she participated in the second season of Radio Disney's "The Next BIG Thing". Thereafter, she will begin to frequent the recording studios where she will attend recording sessions of artists such as "Brandy Norwood" "K. Michelle" "Tiara Thomas" or "Alicia Keys" who will become her mentor. At the age of fourteen, she signed a contract with the J Records label, a subsidiary of RCA Records. In 2014, HER released her first single called "Something to Prove". Two years later, Gabi Wilson (HER) released her debut EP, "HER Volume 1 “ and will choose to remain anonymous, preferring to highlight her music rather than het person. This first EP is finally placed in twelfth place on the top R&B albums and first place on the top iTunes R&B, and will make twelve million listening on Soundcloud. In 2017, HER will release her second EP "HER Volume 2”: which she will describe as more optimistic and more fun than the previous one, then she will be the first part of singer Bryson Tiller's North American tour before moving on, in her very first North American tour which she will name "The Lights On Tour." The following year, she will simultaneously record a new EP. "I Used to Know Her”, the prelude and her first studio album "HER" bringing together her first three EPs.