Billie Eilish makes history as she sweeps four major Grammy awards
Could 2020 be even better than 2019 for the 18-year-old superstar Billie Eilish? Judging by last night’s Grammy Awards show, the answer is a firm yes.
The ‘ocean eyes’ singer swept the four major categories last night picking up the award for Best New Artist, Record of the Year, Album of the Year, and Song of the Year. She also collected the award for Best Pop Vocal which meant her tally went up to five.
The wins are history-making too. Eilish is the youngest solo performer to ever win Album of the Year. She beat the previous holder by two years (Taylor Swift’s Fearless) when being awarded the prize for 2019’s When We All Fall Asleep Where Do We Go.
The award for Album of the Year clearly struck the singer most resoundingly. When being presented with the Grammy, Eilish paid tribute to her nominees and picked her own winner of the gong. “Can I just say that I think Ariana deserves this?” she said.
Nominees included Bon Iver with i,i, Lana Del Rey and Norman Fucking Rockwell, Ariana Grande’s Thank U, Next, H.E.R I Used To Know Her, Lil Nas X’s 7, Lizzo’s Cuz I Love You and Vampire Weekend’s Father of the Bride.
Eilish also became the first woman and second person ever to win Record of the Year, Album of the Year, Song of the Year and Best New Artist in the same year. The first artist to ever do so was Christopher Cross in 1981. While Adele has also won all four trophies she did so over three years.
Heading into the awards, Eilish had six nominations, as did fellow best new artist nominee Lil Nas X. Lizzo, who had eight nominations this year, topping any other artist, took home three awards.
In more recent news, Eilish became the youngest ever performer to take on the role of singing the iconic theme song of James Bond. The singer will take on the role for the 25th edition of the franchise, No Time To Die when it is released this year.
Eilish said of the honour, “It feels crazy to be a part of this in every way. To be able to score the theme song to a film that is part of such a legendary series is a huge honour. James Bond is the coolest film franchise ever to exist. I’m still in shock”.