H.E.R shortlisted for Best Original Song at 2021 Academy Awards

(Image credit: Emma McIntyre/Getty Images for The Recording Academy)

After a busy few months serving blistering performances on numerous talk shows – including Saturday Night Live and The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon – gracing the world with her six-string wizardry at the Super Bowl and releasing her debut signature guitar with Fender, H.E.R. has raised the bar once again, securing herself an Oscar nomination.

She's up for the award in the Best Original Song category for Fight For You, her R&B-flavored contribution to historical drama Judas and the Black Messiah. The track also earned her a spot on the shortlist of the Golden Globes category of the same name.

Thank you for reading 5 articles this month**

Join now for unlimited access

US pricing $3.99 per month or $39.00 per year

UK pricing £2.99 per month or £29.00 per year 

Europe pricing €3.49 per month or €34.00 per year

*Read 5 free articles per month without a subscription

Join now for unlimited access

Prices from £2.99/$3.99/€3.49

Sam Roche

Sam was Staff Writer at GuitarWorld.com from 2019 to 2023, and also created content for Total Guitar, Guitarist and Guitar Player. He has well over 15 years of guitar playing under his belt, as well as a degree in Music Technology (Mixing and Mastering). He's a metalhead through and through, but has a thorough appreciation for all genres of music. In his spare time, Sam creates point-of-view guitar lesson videos on YouTube under the name Sightline Guitar.