H.E.R. is a pretty popular chick.
But ever since making her debut with the H.E.R.
Vol. 1 EP in 2016, the Grammy Award-winning
singer-songwriter has kept an extremely low
It makes you wonder: Who is this elusive star?
Let’s explore the untold truth of H.E.R.
H.E.R.’s family apparently knew that music
was her calling from an early age.
At just 4 years old, she delivered a rendition
of “London Bridge is Falling Down” that was
unlike anything they’d ever heard.
She told Highsnobiety in 2018,
The singer went on to tell the outlet that,
by the age of 5, she had started to write
poems and songs.
It may seem like H.E.R. is in the early stages
of her career, but she’s kind of a veteran
in the music game.
According to Forbes, RCA had caught wind of
her from her televised performances and decided
to offer her a record deal at age 14.
However, H.E.R. said she wasn’t totally bent
on immediately releasing music, adding,
The musician told the media outlet that she
spent years balancing her career and school
before deciding that she was ready to get
serious with music.
In 2017, H.E.R. teamed up with fellow singer-songwriter
Daniel Caesar to create their timeless, Grammy
Award-winning love duet, “Best Part.”
But the collaboration totally happened by
While speaking to BigBoyTV in 2019, H.E.R.
explained that she had initially been in the
studio recording music for her own album when
Caesar stopped in to greet her.
They only decided to hang out after H.E.R.’s
producer left her session abruptly.
She told Highsnobiety,
H.E.R. revealed during her 2018 appearance
on Sway’s Universe that, as they began to
bond over their music, everything else just
unfolded organically while playing around
on their guitars.
Sometimes, it pays to meet your heroes.
During an appearance on The Breakfast Club
in 2019, H.E.R. revealed that pop music icon
Janet Jackson once visited her after one of
her London shows and opened up about how H.E.R.’s
music had helped her get through a difficult
time in her life.
“Then when everybody left the room and it
was just the two of us, we had our time and
she was like, talking to me and opening up
a little bit.”
Admitting that she had freaked out at first,
H.E.R. soon learned that Jackson herself was
just as big a fan.
“She was telling me that I helped her get
through her pregnancy.”
She said when she was in her house going through
it or whatever, she was listening to my music.”
Now that H.E.R.’s career has taken off, she’s
in a position to help aspiring artists and
has taken full advantage of her newfound celebrity
In 2019, she opened up about the launch of
her Bring the Noise foundation to BigBoyTv,
and explained that she aimed to bring music
programs back to schools with the goal of
finding the next star who’s looking for their
“They don’t have the tools to even explore
that and try and experiment, you know, and
I want to provide that.”
There could even be more philanthropic work
H.E.R. previously told Highsnobiety,
“I want people to be able to pick up a guitar
if they want to try it or produce.”
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