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After top Grammy win, singer H.E.R. is heading to the Oscars

Published:Tuesday | March 16, 2021 | 12:15 AM
H.E.R. poses in the press room with the award for Song of the Year for ‘I Can’t Breathe’ and Best R&B Song at the 63rd annual Grammy Awards at the Los Angeles Convention Center on Sunday.
H.E.R. poses in the press room with the award for Song of the Year for ‘I Can’t Breathe’ and Best R&B Song at the 63rd annual Grammy Awards at the Los Angeles Convention Center on Sunday.

NEW YORK (AP):

A night after winning the top Grammy Award for songwriting, R&B singer H.E.R. and her collaborators Tiara Thomas and D’Mile have become Oscar-nominated songwriters.

H.E.R.’s protest anthem I Can’t Breathe won Song of the Year at Sunday’s Grammys, and another soulful song with poignant lyrics by the singer – Fight for You from Judas and the Black Messiah – is nominated for Best Original Song at the 2021 Academy Awards.

H.E.R. wrote both tracks with D’Mile – the uber-talented producer who has created songs for everyone, from Janet Jackson and Bruno Mars, to Beyoncé and Jay-Z – and Thomas, a singer who has had success with her own music and has written other songs with H.E.R. like Avenue and the double-platinum hit Slide.