Z107.3  wants to take the time to give you a little more information about the artists that are climbing the charts and might even be featured on the Z airwaves on Bangor's #1 Hit Music Station.

This week we put the Z upcoming artist spotlight on H.E.R.

REAL NAME: Gabriella Wilson

BIRTH DATE: June 27, 1997

WHERE FROM: Vallejo, California

MUSICAL CONNECTIONS: David "Swagg R'Delious" Harris, Usher, Tyrese, Pusha T, Wyclef Jean, Alicia Keys, Bryson Tiller, Rihanna, Chris Brown, Childish Gambino

TO THE POINT POINTS

  • Her name means 'Having Everything Revealed'
  • H.E.R. actually released music under her real name then, in 2016, re-released her material under her new persona
  • In 2018, she was nominated for seven Soul Train Music Awards and winning two
  • She was nominated for five Grammy Awards for her first compilation album in 2019 and won two Grammys, one for Best R&B Performance and another for Best R&B Album
  • 2020 brought about five more Grammy nominations
  • Her persona takes on an 'anti-star' image, focusing on the music not the celebrity or branding
  • H.E.R. was signed to RCA/Sony at the young age of 14
  • 2019 and 2020 were big years for H.E.R. being nominated for tons of awards through the Grammys, iHeartRadio Music Awards, Billboard Music Awards, BET Awards, MTV Video Music Awards, Soul Train Music Awards, NAACP Image Awards, and MTV Europe Music Awards.  Out of 34 nominations all together in 2019 and 2020, she won two Grammy Awards, a BET Award, a Soul Train Music Award, a iHeartRadio Music Award and two MTV Europe Music Awards.

All information obtained by Wikipedia.

Here is a tune that will NOT sound familiar to you, the Z listener.  That's because this artist is somewhere on the Billboard Hot 100 list but not on the Z..... yet....

Here is H.E.R.'s song currently on the Billboard Hot 100 song, 'Damage'.

Like that?  Why wouldn't you.  Indulge in some more H.E.R.