NEW YORK – A night after winning the top Grammy Award for songwriting, R&B singer H.E.R. and her collaborators Tiara Thomas and D'Mile have become Oscar-nominated songwriters.
H.E.R.'s protest anthem “I Can't Breathe" won song of the year at Sunday's Grammys, and another soulful song with poignant lyrics by the singer — “Fight for You” from “Judas and the Black Messiah” — is nominated for best original song at the 2021 Academy Awards.
H.E.R. wrote both tracks with D'Mile — the uber-talented producer who has created songs for everyone from Janet Jackson and Bruno Mars to Beyoncé and Jay-Z — and Thomas, a singer who has had success with her own music and has written other songs with H.E.R.