Grammy 2021: H.E.R's 'I Can't Breathe' wins Song of the Year, fans call it 'tribute' for Black Lives Matter
The 63rd Grammy award ceremony is hosted by 'Daily Show' host Trevor Noah on CBS. All eyes were on one of the biggest categories of the night — Song of the Year — and H.E.R snagged the trophy home with 'I Can't Breathe'. The Internet said this Grammys is a tribute to Black Lives Matter.
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Congrats Song Of The Year winner - @HERMusicx: https://t.co/QPXIcT5X82 #GRAMMYs pic.twitter.com/vUFiAn9Kht— Recording Academy / GRAMMYs (@RecordingAcad) March 15, 2021
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H.E.R acronym for Having Everything Revealed and real name Gabriella Sarmiento Wilson, deemed as one of the most iconic R&B artists of this generation. H.E.R first won Grammys at the 61st Annual Grammy Awards in 2019, winning Best R&B Performance and Best R&B Album. In 2020, H.E.R was nominated for five awards including Album of the Year for 'I Used to Know Her' and Song of the Year for 'Hard Place'. In 2021, the 23-year-old R&B crooner got the Song of the Year award for 'I Can't Breathe' co-written with D'Mile and Tiara Thomas.
H.E'R's win is being regarded as Grammys' tribute to Black Lives Matter. A user said, "I Can't Breathe winning honestly made me cry cause of all the change the Black Lives Matter organization has been making and that being the reason HER wrote it!" Another fan defended the win to Taylor Swift fans claiming she deserved the award saying, "This is a black lives matter song you better relax!" and another added, "This is what my bf said. That the Grammys is paying tribute to that!" A fan said, "I can’t breathe is such a powerful song I am so happy @HERMusicx won. Black Lives Matter."
I agree, but I Can't Breathe winning honestly made me cry cause of all the change the Black Lives Matter organization has been making and that being the reason HER wrote it 😭— 💜Alyce 💜/💛💛/she/they (@crazyfandoms18) March 15, 2021
This is a black lives matter song you better relax— LDR (@lanacuti) March 15, 2021
This is what my bf said. That the Grammys is paying tribute to that— Ms.K44117ux (@k44117ux) March 15, 2021
I can’t breathe is such a powerful song I am so happy @HERMusicx won. Black Lives Matter— Aubrey EVERMORE (@taydream823) March 15, 2021
The 2021 GRAMMY Awards show, officially known as the 63rd GRAMMY Awards, took place Sunday, March 14, at 8 pm ET/5 pm PT.