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Bay Area superstar H.E.R. nominated for eight Grammy Awards

Jim Harrington, The Mercury News on

Published in Entertainment News

Bay Area music superstar H.E.R. is one of the top nominees for the 2022 Grammy Awards, which were announced Tuesday via a global livestream that featured H.E.R. and other artists.

The Vallejo, California, native has been nominated for eight trophies, including in two of the four big “general field” categories: album of the year for “Back of My Mind” and song of the year for “Fight for You.”

Jon Batiste, the New Orleans musician, known for his work on “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert,” led the pack with 11 nominations.

H.E.R. tied for second with Doja Cat and Justin Bieber, who also received eight nods.

H.E.R. was a big winner at the most recent Grammys, taking home two trophies — for song of the year (“I Can’t Breathe”) and best R&B song (“Better Than Imagined”). H.E.R. actually had two nominations in the latter category — the other for “Slow Down.”

All told, H.E.R. is a four-time Grammy winner with 21 nominations in total.

 

Here are the eight categories that H.E.R. is nominated in 2021:

— Album of the year, “Back of My Mind’

— Song of the year, “Fight for You”

— Best R&B performance, “Damage’

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