H.E.R. WINS BEST ORIGINAL SONG AT THE OSCARS 2021
Written by Cheska Alferez
H.E.R. wins Best Original Song at the Oscars 2021. At the 2021 Oscars, H.E.R., a 23-year-old Filipino-American singer, wins best original song for “Fight For You,” the end-title theme for the film Judas and the Black Messiah.
For the song, she collaborated with D’Mile and Tiara Thomas in a ’70s soul style.
H.E.R. was one of several Asians who took home major awards at the 93rd Academy Awards in Hollywood.
The recent win adds to H.E.R.’s winning streak from winning song of the year with “I Can’t Breathe” to best R&B song with “Better Than I Imagined” at the Grammys.
During her acceptance speech, the singer was quick to thank her collaborators: “The song wouldn’t be what it was without them.”
H.E.R. took a moment during her speech to express the message the music and film have — “tell the truth.”
“Musicians, filmmakers I believe we have an opportunity and responsibility, to me, to tell the truth, and to write history the way that it was and how it connects us to today and what we see going on in the world today,” she said.
“AN OSCAR WINNER?!? GOD IS SO GREAT!!!!!!!!” “Minutes after receiving her golden statuette, the singer-songwriter wrote on her Instagram account.
It was H.E.R.’s first Oscar nomination and won the following 13 Grammy nominations with four Grammy wins. Other accolades since H.E.R. gained national prominence in 2017: Five Soul Train Music Awards; a B.E.T. Award; an iHeartRadio Music Award; an MTV Music Video Award; and an MTV Europe Music Award.
“Fight For You” was used on the end credits of “Judas and the Black Messiah.” The film is an autobiographical drama about Fred Hampton, the head of the Black Panther Party’s Illinois chapter in the 1960s.
Born Gabriella Sarmiento Wilson, H.E.R., short for Having Everything Revealed, had her early years in Vallejo, California, with her Filipina mother and African American father.
She was then raised in the San Francisco Bay Area of California, where she made her public debut as a young artist.