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Another year, another major Grammy nomination for R&B singer-songwriter and multiinstr­umentalist H.E.R. The 2021 nod for Back of My Mind marks her third in four years in the category, following her self-titled set in 2019 and

I Used To Know H.E.R. in 2020. Remarkably, Back of My Mind is actually H.E.R.’s official debut album, following a prior pair of EP compilatio­ns, and is perhaps the most multifacet­ed showcase of the rising star to date. While her virtuosity as a writer and performer is on display from the soaring opening track, “We Made It,” Back of My Mind also presents H.E.R. as a formidable presence in modern R&B, featuring soulful radio smashes like “Damage” and “Slide,” while also slotting her in comfortabl­y alongside contempora­ry rap stars like Lil Baby (“Find a Way”) and Cordae (“Trauma”). The set debuted at No. 6 on the Billboard 200, marking her first appearance in the chart’s top 10.

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