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Exclusive: H.E.R. Says She's 'Ready For It All' As She Prepares To Make Her Acting Debut In 'The Color Purple'
H.E.R. is the voice of our generation and it’s not up for debate. With 5 Grammy awards, an Academy Award for Best Original Song with “Fight For You,” and a Golden Globe nomination, the singer-born Gabi Wilson shows no signs of slowing up anytime soon. However, even in the midst of all her success, H.E.R. takes a beat to appreciate stillness and recognize the worldly hardships that impact her mental and emotional health as a musician and human being.
“I’m all right. It gets a little heavy,” the singer admitted during our phone interview before her Bridgeport, CT tour stop. “Sometimes you got to know when to turn off the phone, and instantly, when I see things going on in the world, I’m like, what can I do? Then I have to remember sometimes simply being you and spreading the love that I, at least, try to spread within my music, my message, at my shows. That’s me doing something, and I have to remind myself that even that matters, and that’s making a difference in itself. It’s a day-to-day thing, and it’s really about using my platform. I just try to keep myself up and keep my spirits high through what I do.”
While keeping her spirits high and being focused on her work, H.E.R. recently secured the bag with financial services and insurance company Nationwide for their “On Your Side Soundtrack” marketing campaign. You may have heard the famous jingle, Nationwide is on your side, sung by notable Black artists such as Jill Scott and Leslie Odom, Jr., but now we get to hear the 24-year-old’s sultry rendition of the song.