Who is H.E.R.? Singer charms 'Saturday Night Live' viewers, fans call her 'utter perfection'

'Damage', was released in 2020 and taken from her yet to be announced studio album, 'Hold On' was a brand new single performed exclusively on SNL


                            Who is H.E.R.? Singer charms 'Saturday Night Live' viewers, fans call her 'utter perfection'
H.E.R. (Getty Images)
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Musician H.E.R., real name is Gabriella Wilson, created quite the stir and impressed viewers after her performances on this week's 'Saturday Night Live' episode hosted by Adele. H.E.R. performed two songs, 'Damage' and 'Hold On', on the iconic show. While the first one, 'Damage', was released in 2020 and taken from her yet to be announced studio album, 'Hold On' was a brand new single performed exclusively on SNL.

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Fans really enjoyed both the performances by the 23-year-old musician and took to Twitter to express how much they loved it. One user wrote, "Damage by #her is everything I needed in 2020," while another said, "The one thing I learned from #SNL tonight is that I need to check out more of #HER music. Loved it @HERMusicx." Another chimed in saying, "H.E.R performing her new track Hold On on SNL was epic. Best musical performance on SNL," while a different user said, "I've loved R&B for most of my life, and #HER is utter perfection! This music clicks in my brain and stays there for months and it's all I'll listen to! Such a soothing warm voice for the cold winter ahead.. Thank you so much, I could listen to this all night long!"

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Who is H.E.R.?

H.E.R. (Getty Images)

Born in Vallejo, California, Wilson initially released and singles under her real name before re-emerging in 2016 with the H.E.R. persona. She then dropped her debut EP 'H.E.R. Volume 1' followed by the EPs 'H.E.R. Volume 2', 'The B Sides', 'I Used to Know Her: The Prelude', and 'I Used to Know Her: Part 2'. Her first compilation album 'H.E.R.' (#23 Billboard 200) was released in October 2017. It was nominated for five Grammy Awards in 2019 winning Best R&B Performance and Best R&B Album. In 2020, she was again nominated for five awards Grammy Awards, including Album of the Year for 'I Used to Know Her' (#86 Billboard 200) and Song of the Year for 'Hard Place'. On September 20, 2020, she performed Sinéad O'Connor's version of Prince's song 'Nothing Compares 2 U' for the In Memoriam segment of the 72nd Primetime Emmy Awards.

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In 2020, she has released the tracks 'Comfortable' (from 'The Photograph (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)'), 'Wrong Places', 'I Can't Breathe', 'Do to Me', and 'Damage'. She has also been featured on the tracks 'Make the Most' by Lonr., 'B.S.' by Jhené Aiko, and 'Smile' by Wizkid.

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