H.E.R. has fought the good fight and won herself an Oscar. The 23-year-old singer/songwriter took home an Oscar for Best Original Song (“Fight For You”), from Judas and The Black Messiah, at the 93rd ceremony.
H.E.R. accepted the prestigious award alongside the song’s co-writer Tiara Thomas and producer Dernst “D’Mile” Emile II.
In her two-minute speech, she shared how she wasn’t expecting to win the Oscar and the job of filmmakers and musicians during challenging times.
“I believe we have an opportunity and a responsibility, to me, to tell the truth, and to write history the way that it was and how it connects us to today and what we see going on in the world today,” she said in her acceptance speech.
With her recent Oscar victory, H.E.R. is now halfway to EGOT status. All she needs is an Emmy and Tony, with four Grammys to her credit, including a 2021 Song of the Year win for “I Can’t Breathe.”
Last week, H.E.R. shared the title for her much-anticipated debut album. Back on My Mind is due out sometime later this year via MBK Entertainment/R.C.A. Records.
Watch H.E.R.’s full acceptance speech below.