Posted 15 марта 2021,, 07:09

Published 15 марта 2021,, 07:09

Modified 24 декабря 2022,, 22:38

Updated 24 декабря 2022,, 22:38

Singer H.E.R. Awarded a Grammy for Commemorating George Floyd

15 марта 2021, 07:09
Hip-hop singer H.E.R. received the National Recording Academy's Song of the Year for her song “I can't breathe”, which was created in memory of the African American George Floyd killed by police in Minneapolis.

The 2021 Grammy Awards ceremony was held in Los Angeles. The main awards went to Billie Eilish, Taylor Swift and HER According to Dozhd TV channel, Billie Eilish's song “Everything I Know” became the “Record of the Year”. The title of "Album of the Year" was awarded by the US National Recording Academy to "Folklore" performed by Taylor Swift.

“Rap singer Megan Thee Stallion won a Grammy for Best New Artist. In the category "Best R&B Performance", Beyoncé became the winner. She came out on top among women in terms of the "Grammy", the current award was for her the 28th", - is said in a statement.

At the same time, the song "I can't breathe" by the hip-hop singer HER was recognized as "Song of the Year". "I can't breathe" was the last phrase spoken by George Floyd, 46, a resident of Minneapolis, Minnesota, who was killed by police in May 2020. Floyd's death occurred after a white policeman at the time of arrest for 9 minutes squeezed the victim's neck with his knee. The death of George Floyd sparked massive protests across the country as part of the Black Lives Matter movement.

The demonstrators demanded racial equality and justice. In the near future, the trial will begin over the dismissed from service four police officers who participated in the arrest of Floyd. They were charged with murder and aiding and abetting manslaughter.

On March 12, Minneapolis municipal authorities agreed to pay $ 27 million in an out-of-court settlement of the Floyd family's lawsuit. This compensation was “the greatest amount of compensation” ever negotiated prior to the commencement of a civil rights violation trial resulting in the death of a person.