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“It doesn’t feel real”: H.E.R. can’t believe she’s performing in the Grammy Awards tribute to her idol, Prince


Recording AcademyPrince is one of H.E.R.’s idols, so when she was selected to perform in the Grammy Awards tribute to the Minneapolis icon, it was a surreal moment.

“I can’t believe it — it doesn’t feel real,” the two-time Grammy winner tells Billboard.

H.E.R. will be among the artists featured in a two-hour special, titled Let’s Go Crazy: The Grammy Salute to Prince, which will be recorded January 28, two days after the Grammys.

“I spoke to Sheila E. who’s putting it all together. She was telling me stories about her and Prince, and how she really appreciated my artistry. The fact that she worked so closely with him… it’s crazy that she could say that about me,” she continues.

“I’m so excited because I try to honor him in any way that I could, and now I can do it on a big stage alongside all the other legends who are performing,” the 22-year-old singer adds.

H.E.R. often plays the ”Purple Rain” guitar solo to close her concerts, so don’t be surprised if she performs the Grammy- and Oscar-winning classic.

In high school, H.E.R. was told she would be a failure. Now with ten Grammy nominations in two years, she’s proving her critics wrong.

“It’s crazy to think that I’ve [accomplished all of this] in just two years and that my first nomination became a win. [Best R&B Album for H.E.R.],” she says. “You question the path that you’re on sometimes and I have no right to do that now! I know I’m exactly where I’m supposed to be.” 

H.E.R has five nominations for the Grammy Awards on Sunday night, including Record of the Year and Song of the Year, for “Hard Place,” and Album of the Year for I Used to Know Her. 

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