A Homecoming for the country’s very own ‘Belle’!
By Nerissa M. Fernandez
MANILA, Philippines – Filipina American H.E.R. (an abbreviation of ‘Having Everything Revealed’) is in Manila to celebrate the Christmas season with her family.
Also known as Gabriella Sarmiento Wilson or Gabi for short, H.E.R. is currently one of the most celebrated and accomplished twentysomething singer-songwriters in the international music industry.
To celebrate her many successes, ABS-CBN Global and MYX hosted an exclusive Mixer Event attended by partners, personalities from the music industry, and the country’s leading entertainment press last December 27th at Sheraton Manila Hotel.
H.E.R. with the brightest singers from Star Magic and other local Filipino talents at the MYX mixer in Manila
ABS-CBN Global Chief Operating Officer Aldrin M. Cerrado also welcomes the opportunity to showcase Filipino talent to the country and the world. “We’re very happy that H.E.R. is in town for the holidays. ABS-CBN Global and MYX are very excited about the projects we will work on together in the coming months,” he says.
The 25-year-old San Francisco Bay Area native daughter of a Filipina American mother and African American father has landed in many headlines recently highlighting new career heights in music and film/TV.
With 25 GRAMMY nominations and 5 wins to date, H.E.R. has had an incredible journey, punctuated with inspiring projects and accolades that have quickly ascended her to superstar status. In 2021, her powerful song “Fight For You” from the Warner Bros. Pictures film Judas and the Black Messiah won the Academy Award for Best Original Song.
H.E.R. was also covered by global media for her groundbreaking role as the beloved character Belle in Disney’s reimagined and reinvented part-live action, part-animated “Beauty and the Beast: A 30th Celebration” anniversary special which will be streamed in the Philippines via Disney+ in January 2023.