H.E.R. heading to the Oscars; A look at the Grammys’ in memoriam segment

After top Grammy win, singer H.E.R. is heading to the Oscars

NEW YORK: After winning the Grammy for song of the year for the protest anthem “I Can’t Breathe,” R&B singer H.E.R. and collaborators Tiara Thomas and D’Mile have become Oscar-nominated songwriters.

H.E.R. with the award for song of the year for “I Can’t Breathe” and best R&B song at the 63rd annual Grammy Awards. AP PHOTO

The soulful song “Fight for You” from “Judas and the Black Messiah,” is nominated for best original song at the Oscars.

“This just doesn’t happen. It’s just a whole different world I’m stepping into. It’s just a crazy, crazy part of my journey. I never would have imagined this would even happen. I’m super, super grateful. That’s the foundation of how I feel. It’s just gratitude,” H.E.R. told The Associated Press. AP

Grammys’ in memoriam especially long, grim in pandemic year

LOS ANGELES: The in memoriam segment at the Grammy Awards featured a long list of names following the pandemic.

Bruno Mars performs ‘Leave The Door Open’ at the Grammys. AP PHOTO

Brandi Carlile sang “I Remember Everything” for John Prine, who died from Covid-19, with singers Charley Pride, K.T. Oslin, Trini Lopez, musician and composer Adam Schlesinger, and many others.

Bruno Mars, joined by Anderson Paak blazed through Little Richard’s “Good Golly Miss Molly.”

Lionel Richie sang “Lady,” which he wrote and Kenny Rogers made a hit, and said, “I miss you Kenny.”

Brittany Howard, with Coldplay’s Chris Martin on piano, ended the tribute with a stirring version of Broadway’s “You’ll Never Walk Alone.”