Billie Eilish has made history. The 18-year-old became the youngest and first female artist to win the night’s big four awards: Song, Record, and Album of the Year, and Best New Artist at the same time.
Accepting the award for Song of the Year, Eilish said she was grateful for the recognition, despite what her nonchalant attitude might be.
She shared most of the awards with her older brother and producer, Finneas O’Connell, who also won Producer of the Year. The pair were backstage when they were announced winners for Record of the Year, the final award of the night. Eilish wiped away tears as she and O’Connell leaned into the microphone to say only “Thank you!” before leaving the stage.
The young artist has had a fantastic year, basking in the success of her debut LP “When We Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?” The album’s lead single, “bad guy” is what won Record and Song of the Year.
Even if you can’t escape Eilish’s music or even just the mention of her name anywhere you go, you can’t help but feel surprise at how an artist like Eilish can sweep the Grammys (The Atlantic called her “pop’s biggest weirdo”).
The alternative pop artist arrived with a bang and we’d be damned if she and her brother didn’t continue to wow viewers for years to come.
By Michael Jacobo
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