Why H.E.R.’s Performance at the 2022 Grammys Served as a “Full Circle Moment”

H.E.R. hit the 2022 Grammys stage with Lenny Kravitz, Travis Barker and more. Keep scrolling to read what that moment meant to her.

By Tamantha Gunn Apr 04, 2022 12:14 PMTags
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H.E.R.'s electric performance was something she's been dreaming of since she was a kid. 
During the 2022 Grammys—which aired live on Sunday, March 3—the "Best Part" singer hit the stage to perform a medley of hits with Lenny Kravitz, Travis Barker and Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis—a moment that she believes was destined to happen. 
"I watched Lenny growing up, play with Prince," H.E.R. told reporters in the press room. "I'd like study, literally studied, all his videos of his performances and he's one of the reasons why I even wanted to play guitar. So, to have this full-circle moment and perform with him? I was like at a loss for words. I was so happy and excited and yeah, I'm honestly like still on the high after my adrenaline's going."
H.E.R.—who was nominated for eight awards at the 2022 Grammys, including Album of the Year, Song of the Year, Best R&B Performance, Best R&B Song and Best R&B Album, and who ultimately won for Best Traditional R&B Performance—kicked off her show with her a rendition of her hit single "Damage."

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She then performed "We Made It" and a cover of Kravitz's "Are You Gonna Go My Way?" which she regularly performs on tour. 
Not only did H.E.R. rock the mic, but the multi-talented singer also performed a solo set on her glittered-covered drums. 

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Though this moment turned out to be full circle for H.E.R., there are still some things that she would tell her younger self. 
"It's about how you feel and you know what feels right for you," she told reporters. "And I think I'm now leading with my heart more so than logic, if that makes sense. And that's that's what I would tell my younger self like always lead with passion."