H.E.R Opens Up About Her Evolution Ahead of Urban One Honors H.E.R. opened up about her evolution as a woman ahead of her performance for the Urban One Honors. She said, “H.E.R came from a period of time in my life when I was in high school. I call it the ‘evolution of a woman’ when I was just trying to figure out how to be comfortable with myself and just going through things that are just inevitable for young girls to go through, whether it’s falling for the wrong guy. And I always said ‘I’m not going to make those mistakes, I’m not going to be that type of girl. I’m not going to be her’ and then I ended up being her because it’s inevitable.” She continued, “It’s what makes us who we are. It’s what makes us stronger. And I wrote my first few songs on Volume 1 and they really reflected that time. So I decided to just be H.E.R, and let everybody focus on the music and the message, we focus on the exterior things a lot, so yeah it was a focus thing.” She also opened up about her musical influences. She said, “My dad was in a band but he just did it for fun. They would play like James Brown and a lot of funk and blues and R&B, Earth Wind & Fire, stuff like that. So I would listen to them rehearse in the living room and I gravitated to playing all the instruments.” Who are your top 3 favorite R&B singers?