February 03, 2020 I Event

R&B Artist H.E.R. Plays New Roland Grand Piano at Grammys

H.E.R. performing at the 62nd Annual Grammy Awards. Photo courtesy of Kevin Winter via Getty Images.

At the 62nd Annual Grammy Awards on Jan. 26, R&B artist H.E.R. performed her new ballad “Sometimes,” while playing Roland’s futuristic new concept model instrument, the GPX-F1 Facet Grand Piano.

This concept model, which officially made its debut during the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Jan. 7-10, is a fully functional digital grand piano that pairs a floating design with Roland’s piano sound engine, speaker layout, internet connectivity and audio-visual effects.

“As soon as we heard H.E.R. wanted to play the GPX-F1, we quickly got to work to find a way to make it a reality,” said Brian Alli, vice president of artist relations and business development at Roland. “We could not be happier to see such an exciting and enigmatic artist play this one-of-a-kind instrument and she did an incredible job doing so.”

The GPX-F1 is based on the winning entry from the Roland Digital Piano Design Awards in 2015. Roland awarded the 2015 Grand Prize to Jong Chan Kim’s Facet design.

H.E.R. earned five nominations at the award show, including “Record of the Year” for “Hard Place” and “Album of the Year” for “I Used to Know Her.”


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