Billie Eilish makes a historical win at 2020 Grammys
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The 18-year-old Billie Eilish is definitely making her own spot in the music industry. Today, the Bad Guy singer took home four biggest prizes at the Grammy Awards — best new artist, record of the year, album of the year and song of the year. She also won best pop vocal album, for a total of five Grammys.
In fact, Eilish is the new record holder as the youngest solo performer to ever win album of the year. Prior to this, Taylor Swift won the said award at the age of 20 for Fearless.
The nominees for album of the year were Bon Iver (“I, I”), Lana Del Rey (“Norman F***ing Rockwell”), Eilish (“When We All Fall Asleep Where Do We Go”), Ariana Grande (“Thank U, Next”), H.E.R. (“I Used to Know Her”), Lil Nas X (“7”), Lizzo (“Cuz I Love You”) and Vampire Weekend (“Father of the Bride”).
In her acceptance speech, she said in pure shock, “Can I just say that I think Ariana deserves this?”
“We didn’t write a speech for this because we didn’t make this album to win a Grammy. We didn’t think it would win anything, ever. We wrote an album about depression and suicidal thoughts and climate change and being the bad guy — whatever that means. And we stand up here confused and grateful.”
As a matter of fact, 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 do so was Christopher Cross in 1981.
This 2020 Grammys, Eilish had six nominations just like fellow new artist nominee Lil Nas X. Meanwhile, this year’s artist with most number of nominations, Lizzo took home three awards.
Congratulations to all the winners!