H.E.R. is a magnet for awards, just ask the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). This year alone, she’s earned an RIAA certification every month since May. Today, the 24-year-old singer/songwriter reached another career milestone. After gaining eight nods at the 2022 Grammy Awards, H.E.R. has a career total of 21 Grammy nominations.
H.E.R. is nominated in the following categories at the 2022 Grammy Awards: Album of the Year (Back of My Mind); Song of the Year (“Fight For You”); Best R&B Performance (“Damage”); Best Traditional R&B Performance (“Fight For You”); Best R&B Song (“Damage”); Best R&B Album (Back of My Mind); Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song (“Hold Us Together [Hope Mix]”) with Tauren Wells; and Best Song Written For Visual Media (“Fight For You”).
This is H.E.R.’s third time getting nominated for Album of the Year. In other words, every project that she has released has been Grammy-nominated, including Back of My Mind (2022), I Used to Know Her (2019), and H.E.R. (2018).
It also marks H.E.R.’s return to having a project nominated simultaneously for Best R&B Album and Album of the Year at the same time. She last saw this accomplishment at the 61st Grammy Awards in 2019 with her self-titled project.
Additionally, this is H.E.R.’s third consecutive year seeing a Grammy nod for the Song of the Year. Her politically-charged anthem “I Can’t Breathe” won at the 2021 ceremony, while “Hard Place” was among the field of nods in 2020.
Last but not least, for a fourth consecutive year, H.E.R. has received a nomination for Best R&B Song. “Better Than I Imagined,” her collaboration with Robert Glasper and Meshell Ndegeocello, took home the trophy earlier this year. She was nominated in 2020 (“Could’ve Been” featuring Bryson Tiller) and 2019 (“Focus”), but did not win.
The 64th Grammy Awards will air live on Monday, Jan. 31 at 8 p.m. ET on CBS. Find out more information about this year’s nominees here.