Thanks to ‘Fight For You,’ the fight for Oscar gold has ended with H.E.R. being declared a historic winner.
All ahead of her recently announced debut album, ‘Back of My Mind,’ H.E.R.’s name has already been printed on the front of 4 GRAMMYs and now an Academy Award.
The 23-year-old entered the 93rd annual Oscars Sunday (April 25) nominated in the Best Original Song category for ‘Fight For You’ – the lead song from the soundtrack of ‘Judas and the Black Messiah.’
Despite facing stiff competition from the likes of ‘Husavik’ (‘Eurovision Song Contest’), ‘Io Si’ (‘The Life Ahead’), ‘Speak Now’ (‘One Night in Miami’), and ‘Hear My Voice’ (‘Trial of Chicago 7’), H.E.R. emerged triumphant.
The win not only marks her first Academy Award, but also the first time a Black woman nabbed the trophy since Irene Cara grabbed the gold for her 1983 hit, ‘Flashdance…What a Feeling.’ At 23, H.E.R. is the youngest woman of color to ever own a Best Original Song honor.
See her performance at the ceremony below.