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Are H.E.R and Skip Marley dating? Inside singer's career and why fans have linked her to Bob Marley's grandson

Looks like the artist is sticking to her mysterious persona and the same applies to her love life as well.
Skip Marley and H.E.R. (Getty Images)
Skip Marley and H.E.R. (Getty Images)

Ever since H.E.R. re-emerged back on the music scene, the artist has been making waves. Known for her deep, soulful voice, it's not hard to see why her career is absolutely booming the way it is.

The past few years have seen her being thrust into the limelight, from winning GRAMMY awards in 2019 to performing at the same later in 2020, the artist is now all set to take the Oscar stage and she is slated to perform at the same.

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H.E.R. career and rise to fame

H.E.R. was born Gabriella Sarmiento Wilson on June 27, 1997, in Vallejo, California. Her mother is Filipina, while her father is African American. She initially launched her career under her own name, seeing that she was signed to a record label at the age of 14. It is believed that at the time she was signed on by RCA Records and My Brothers Keeper, or MBK Entertainment. Under her name, she released her debut album, 'Something to Prove.'

She then disappeared from the scene, only to emerge two years later in 2016, having reinvented herself entirely. It was around this time that she launched her debut EP, 'H.E.R. Vol 1,' produced by songwriter David 'Swagg R'Celious' Harris. The R&B songstress, known for her sultry tone and mysterious persona, began gaining buzz after her debut EP which featured the breakout song 'Focus' in late 2016. An even bigger break came when Rihanna posted an Instagram video with Wilson's famous track 'Focus' playing in the background -- the video was viewed over 5 million times. H.E.R.’s career has soared and she has been able to collaborate with the likes of Daniel Caesar on the hit song 'Best Part', perform on the 2018 BET Awards, and land a spot as an opening act on Chris Brown’s Heartbreak on a Full Moon Tour.

Wilson received support from artists like Usher, Tyrese, Pushpa T, Wycliffe Jean, Bryson Tiller and Alicia Keys, who is also known to have inspired the artist when she was younger. These musicians helped put out the word through Twitter co-signs, shoutouts, and re-posts, helping Wilson's music gain fame. The artist also explained the reason behind her new persona to NPR. "I feel like this is the era of the anti-star," she explained. "I really just wanted it to be about the music, and get away from, 'Who is she with?' and 'What is she wearing?'" she added.




Is H.E.R dating Skip Marley?

While the artist does enjoy her privacy, there have been rumors regarding who she might be involved with and all the clues heavily point towards one individual -- Skip Marley. The Jamaican singer-songwriter was born in Kingston, Jamaica and raised in Miami, Florida. His parents are Cedella Marley and David Minto and if you haven't guessed it already, he is in fact, the grandson of Bob Marley.

As reported by Heavy, the two are speculated to have started dating, after they collaborated on a song titled 'Slow Down.' The video featured the pair together getting intimate in what can be described as a rather sensual song. In August 2020, fans also noticed that her Instagram posts were geotagged in Jamaica, leading many to believe that she was possibly spending time with Marley. However, neither of them have confirmed the same. Marley did however talk highly of Wilson when asked about the artist by Buzz Caribbean.

"It was a natural connection… as we met it was just a natural type of vibe between us, it’s like we get each other a little bit," he explained.

"I had the track and I thought it wasn’t complete and a man suggest to me, ‘why don’t you see who else you can get on the track?’ and I was thinking for a while and he said, ‘what about H.E.R?’ and I was like, ‘H.E.R. would be dope still,'" he added. He was also all praises, calling her "cool" and "beautiful."



Skip Marley and H.E.R.  (Getty Images)