H.E.R. Says We Need To Support Women Better
H.E.R. is no doubt still riding the high from her first-time Grammy wins, but the vocalist doesn’t plan on slowing down any time soon.
Speaking with reporters following the February 10 awards ceremony, the 21-year-old “We Could’ve Been” singer shared her big goals for 2019, which include finally gifting fans with her debut album later this year.
H.E.R. also spoke candidly about the music industry’s positive shift in highlighting more women entertainers.
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I was so emotional during my grammy speech and they cut me off but there were more people I wanted to include who helped me along this journey. It wouldn’t have been possible without these people. It really takes a village. I just wanna acknowledge them publicly! greg tease @oldmanebro @alaysiasierra and everybody at apple! @carlchery. Troy carter, @ladyjeems @maxoctober and everyone at spotify! @docwynter @theamitchem and everyone at iheart! Everyone at Radio 1. Thank you everyone at XM radio @diondeezy @realsway Believed in me since day 1! @imjerrymaguire and icm for helping me tour around the world. Its been life changing. Everyone at Youtube!!! Tidal, Pandora, Amazon, AEG, Live nation, So much love to you guys! MY RCA SQUAD @therealCharita @theezyduzit @geobivnes @samthehypebeast @iammisscarol @norjonnn @iamrussjones @tunji !!!! Shout out to #Shegang!!!! @gerrickkennedy and all the press! @anntasticlv @jjctim THE BEST VOCAL COACH ON THE PLANET!!!!!!! and many many more! Sidenote : someone gave me a 2 dollar bill for good luck and I dropped it but i ran on stage instead of picking it up 😂 someone stole it. Best day of my life.
“So many women were nominated alongside each other, and I love that camaraderie, that’s what we need,” H.E.R. said. “We need more women to support other women.”
She continued, “At the end of the day, it’s not a competition — there’s a place for everybody’s voice to be heard. And we all represent different types of women, all shapes and sizes, all different voices and different messages to spread.”
H.E.R. snagged two Grammys this year: Best R&B Album for her self-titled compilation EP, as well as Best R&B performance for Daniel Caesar-assisted record, “Best Part.”
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