H.E.R. is the moniker of a low profile-keeping, enigmatic, young upcoming R&B singer. Her buttery, velvety voice urges you to focus on her R&B hits which we never get enough of. On the 7th of December 2018, she became a 5-time Grammy award nominee with these nods in the top categories namely: Best New Artist, Best New Album, Best R&B album, Best Performance, and Best Song.
In this article, you will get to know more about H.E.R. whose real name is Gabriella Wilson, her age, parents, net worth, height, among other interesting information about the young star.
Who is H.E.R.?
The amusing irony about the artist is that her stage name H.E.R. (Having Everything Revealed) contrasts sharply with her media-shy persona. Gabi, as she is fondly called was born on June 27th 1997 to a Filipino mother and an African-American father in Vallejo, California, United States. She was named Gabriella Wilson at birth. She took to music at a very tender age and became a child prodigy when she played the piano alongside Alicia Keys on American news and talk show, Today Show. At the age of 12, Gabriella Wilson competed in Radio Disney’s singing contest The Next Big Thing and at 14, she signed to Sony and released a song Something to Prove, using her real name.
Her music career really took off in 2016 with her first Extended play H.E.R. (Having Everything Revealed) Volume 1 which was produced by Swagg R’Celious. The budding artiste received immense support from established music stars like Usher, Pusha T, Wycliffe Jean, Bryson Tiller and Alicia Keys who has long been her mentor.
In April 2017, H.E.R. (Gabriella Wilson)’s single Focus was given a boost when Rihanna posted a clip on Instagram with the song playing in the background. The clip was viewed more than 5 million times. Actors and personalities like Issa Rae, Taraji P. Henson, and Kylie Jenner also supported her in the same year. All the tracks from her first EP H.E.R. Volume 1 have been streamed over 20 million times on Spotify streaming platform alone and more than 60 million times in other platforms worldwide.
Non-profit media organization, National Public Radio (NPR) listed Gabriella Wilson’s debut EP among 5 Essential R&B Albums You Slept On. H.E.R. was included in Rolling Stones March 2017 10 Artists You Need to Know and Forbes included her among One of the 5 Alternative R&B Artists To Look Out for in 2017.
She released a sequel to her first EP in 2017 and tagged it H.E.R. Volume 2. It includes the single Say It Again produced by Swagg R’Celious. She gave an outstanding performance in the 2017 BET Experience concert at the Staples Center in Los Angeles alongside Hip Hop and R&B Stars like Wiz Khalifa, Snoop Dogg, Kid Cudi, Lil Yachty, Bryson Tiller and Khalid.
Under the label of RCA records, she released her fourth EP I Used to Know Her which ranked 20th in the US Billboard 200 Chart in August 2018. It went on to top the US R&B Chart. H.E.R. has also collaborated with other artists like Daniel Ceasar in the single The Best Part. A song which topped the US Adult R&B Chart. Television series like Netflix’s Dear White People featured her song Still Down in the second season, as well as movies like Superfly and Uncle Drew.
She exploded into the eyes of the public on December 7th 2018 when dogged efforts finally gave way to her getting nominated for not just one Grammy Award but five of them, in top categories. She is not the only young musician to have achieved this feat as the likes of Rihanna, Avril Lavigne, Britney Spears, and others, also achieved the same feat.
What Is H.E.R.’s Net Worth?
The young R&B singer and Grammy nominee’s net worth is pegged within $1 million, and should she win any of her 5 slotted nominations at the Grammys, this sum definitely will be worth much more in days to come.
Her Family – Parents
Kenny Wilson, her father, is an African-American, he was the one who inspired little Gabriella Wilson the most. He was a member of a band in California named Urban Bushmen, while her Filipino mother is a homemaker.
Sensing the fame her rare talent was bringing her way, the young singer assumed a mysterious persona. Gabriella explained that all she wanted was for people to focus on the music and not on her personality.
Who Is Her Love Interest?
It is only recently that the true identity of H.E.R. was verified to be Gabriella Wilson. Prior to that, she has hidden behind sunglasses or in a blue background in her album cover.
Despite revealing her true identity, the young artiste is very secretive about other aspects of her personal life. Though her lyrics and style of music suggest she has been in a kind of hurtful breakup, nothing is known of the romantic life of the singer.
H.E.R. stands at a height of 5 feet 10 inches (1.78 m), weighs 57kg (125.7 lbs). She usually wears a large fluffy hairdo, complete with her signature sunglasses covering her eyes.