H.E.R. one Tony away from becoming an EGOT winner

H.E.R. is just one Tony Award away from becoming the youngest EGOT recipient after winning a Children’s & Family Emmy for Outstanding Short Form Program as producer of Netflix’s We the People, alongside Michelle and Barack Obama and Kenya Barris. Jennifer Hudson became the youngest female EGOT winner back in September.

According to reports, despite being only 25, H.E.R., real name Gabriella Wilson, is a five-time Grammy winner. She scored her first wins from the Recording Academy in 2019 for Best R&B Performance with “Best Part” featuring Daniel Caesar and Best R&B Album with her critically-acclaimed eponymous EP. Last year, she took home a win from one of the big four categories—Song of the Year for “I Can’t Breathe.”

In 2021, the “Where I Go” co-star became an Oscar winner for Best Original Song with D’Mile and Tiara Thomas for “Fight For You” from Judas and the Black Messiah. The record also took home a Grammy for Best Traditional R&B Performance.

After wrapping up an international tour with Coldplay, the Bay Area native tackled the role of Belle in the live-action 30th anniversary celebration of Beauty and the Beast.

“I can’t believe I get to be a part of the Beauty and the Beast legacy. The world will see a Black and Filipino Belle! I have always wanted to be a Disney princess,” she expressed in a statement.


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