Sounds | H.E.R., Carried Away
Introducing Gabriella Wilson, aka H.E.R. oftewel Having Everything Revealed! Ook al werd dit 21-jarig multitalent 7 jaar geleden reeds door RCA getekend, ik ontdekte haar pas afgelopen week, toen ze een Grammy in ontvangst mocht nemen voor beste R&B album (ook al gaat het hier eigenlijk om een combinatie van 2 EP's) alsook beste R&B song. Echte, traditionele 'slow burning' R&B weliswaar, en niet van dat plastieken gedoe. Puur geniet hoe ze hier schakelt van akoestische gitaar naar basgitaar naar elektrische piano, en daarbij het performen niet vergeet. Wat een klasse, wat een uitstraling. Laat dat échte debuut album maar vlug komen.
After being signed to RCA under Sony at the age of 14, she released a single in 2014 called "Something To Prove" under her real name.
Re-emerging in late 2016 with a new persona and her debut EP, H.E.R. Vol. 1, executive produced by producer and songwriter David "Swagg R'Celious" Harris, Wilson received support from Usher, Tyrese, Pusha T, and Wyclef Jean; labelmates Alicia Keys and Bryson Tiller helped get the word out through Twitter co-signs, shoutouts, and re-posts In April 2017 Rihanna posted an Instagram clip with H.E.R.'s track "Focus" playing in the background. The clip has been viewed over five million times. Additional public support came from Issa Rae of HBO's Insecure, Taraji P. Henson of Empire, Kylie Jenner, and Kendall Jenner. The tracks on H.E.R. Vol. 1 have collectively been streamed over 20 million times on Spotify and over 65 million times across all streaming music providers worldwide.
NPR listed H.E.R. Vol. 1 as the first selection in its "5 Essential R&B Albums You Slept On" roundup. Calling the music "Slow-burning R&B that zooms in on emotional highs and lows," Rolling Stone included H.E.R. in its March 2017 "10 Artists You Need To Know" roundup. And Forbes named her one of "5 Alternative R&B Artists To Look Out For In 2017", reporting: "In the same vein as The Weeknd's enigmatic introduction to the world, H.E.R.'s image remains a mystery. The irony, though, is that her moniker is an acronym for Having Everything Revealed."
Her follow-up EP, H.E.R. Vol. 2 (2017) also executive produced by Harris, was released on June 16, 2017 and includes the single "Say It Again".
Her notable live performances include the 2017 BET Experience concerts at the Staples Center in Los Angeles with Snoop Dogg, Wiz Khalifa, Kid Cudi, Lil Yachty, Rae Sremmurd, Bryson Tiller, and Khalid. She was recently on tour with Bryson Tiller for the Set It Off tour, and recently concluded her first headlining tour, the Lights On Tour, in support of her most recent effort H.E.R. Vol. 2.
Wilson announced on the 12th of September 2018 that she will be embarking on the "I Used to Know H.E.R. Tour" in support of her latest EP "I Used to Know H.E.R.: The Prelude", which Wilson has stated is a prelude to her upcoming debut album.