In music, H.E.R. – born Gabriella Sarmiento Wilson – is one of the industry’s breakout stars. Last year, she won an Academy Award for Best Original Song for her track Fight for You which was in the film Judas and the Black Messiah.
The 24 year old R&B singer is scheduled to open the Urban One Honors ceremony, with a special performance airing on TV One and Cleo TV on January 17th, which is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.
This year’s honorees include Academy Award winning actress Jennifer Hudson and Grammy Award winner Timbaland.