H.E.R.’s powerful “Fight For You” earned the singer her first Oscar Award. She also performed the powerful track during the pre-show.
The 93rd annual Academy Award took place on virtually on Sunday (April 25) at Los Angeles’ Union Station and Dolby Theatre.
H.E.R. took the stage along with her collaborators Dernst Emile II and Tiara Thomas during her acceptance speech. “I am so, so, so grateful, not only to win but to be a part of such an important, important story,” H.E.R. said. “Thank you to the Academy—I’ve always wanted to say that! I have to thank God for giving us these gifts. And my parents, my beautiful mother who’s here with me today and my father at home, all those days of listening to Sly & the Family Stone and Curtis Mayfield and Marvin Gaye really paid off, so thank you dad.”, she continued.
“Fight For You” is off the soundtrack to the film, Judas And The Messiah, which was also nominated for a Golden Globe Award. H.E.R. recently won song of the year with “I Can’t Breathe”) and best R&B song for “Better Than I Imagined” at the Grammys.