American R&B singer (born 1997)

Gabriella Sarmiento Wilson (born June 27, 1997), known professionally as H.E.R. (an acronym for "Having Everything Revealed"), is an American R&B singer-songwriter and actress. She won two Grammy Awards in 2019, another one in 2021 and the Academy Award for Best Original Song also in 2021.

H.E.R. in 2022
H.E.R. in 2022
Background information
Birth nameGabriella Sarmiento Wilson
Also known asGabi Wilson
Born (1997-06-27) June 27, 1997 (age 25)
Vallejo, California, U.S.
  • Singer
  • songwriter
  • actress
Years active2011 –present

Early lifeEdit

Gabriella Sarmiento Wilson[1][2] was born in Vallejo, California[3] to a Filipina-American mother and an African American father and raised in California's San Francisco Bay Area.[4][5]


Her first album H.E.R. (2017), was nominated for five Grammy Awards, winning Best R&B Performance and Best R&B Album.

Her second album, I Used to Know Her, was nominated for five Grammy Awards, including Album of the Year and Song of the Year for "Hard Place".

In 2021, she won the Grammy Award for Song of the Year for "I Can't Breathe" and the Academy Award for Best Original Song for "Fight for You" from the movie Judas and the Black Messiah with her also winning the Grammy Award for Best Traditional R&B Performance.

Her debut full-length album Back of My Mind was released in June 2021.

In August 2021, she was cast in the upcoming movie remake version of The Color Purple, playing the role of Squeak.[6][7]


  1. Fedaku, Mesfin (November 7, 2018). "Doing It H.E.R. Way: Singer Gab Wilson Emerges From Shadows". Los Angeles: KNBC. Archived from the original on February 12, 2019. Retrieved November 27, 2018.
  2. Robehmed, Natalie (November 14, 2017). "Yes, R&B Sensation H.E.R. Is Gabi Wilson". Forbes. Archived from the original on November 27, 2018. Retrieved November 27, 2018.
  3. Kellman, Andy. "H.E.R. Biography". AllMusic. Archived from the original on October 15, 2019. Retrieved October 15, 2019.
  4. "Showtime at the Apollo". Times Herald. August 31, 2007. Retrieved May 14, 2021.
  5. 10 Year Old H.E.R. (Gabi Wilson) - Showtime at the Apollo, retrieved 2021-07-01
  6. Criscitiello, Alexa (2021-08-27). "H.E.R. in Final Talks to Join THE COLOR PURPLE Movie Musical". BroadwayWorld. Retrieved 2021-08-28.
  7. Jackson, Angelique (2021-08-27). "H.E.R. Lands First Major Acting Role, Will Star in Blitz Bazawule's 'The Color Purple'". Variety. Retrieved 2021-08-28.

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