Billie Eilish has managed to absolutely boss her first Grammy Awards, having walked away with a total of five accolades – including the four most coveted: Song of the Year, Record of the Year, Album of the Year and Best New Artist.
She also scooped the Best Pop Vocal award and was nominated for Best Pop Solo Performance.
However, having landed the four big ones for her chart-topping debut album When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?and single ‘Bad Guy’, Eilish became the first person to achieve the feat since Christopher Cross in 1981 AND replaced Taylor Swift as the youngest artist to win a Grammy for Album of the Year.
Not a bad day at the office, eh?
Eilish appeared to be completely bowled over by her domination of the ceremony, at one point even saying she felt Ariana Grande deserved the award for Album of the Year.
Accepting her award for Song of the Year, Eilish also said: “Why? Wow… Oh my god, so many other songs deserved this, I’m sorry.
“Hi. Thank you so much. This is my first Grammys. I never thought this would ever happen in my whole life. I grew up watching them. And this is my brother, Finneas, and he’s my best friend.
“I feel like I joke around a lot, and I never take anything seriously at these kinds of things, but I genuinely want to say I’m so grateful. And I only want to say that I’m grateful, and I’m so honored to be here amongst all of you.
“I love you to my core. I grew up watching all of you. Thank you to my team, my mom, my dad, my best friends … for keeping me alive to this day.”
Eilish appeared to be overwhelmed by the extent of her domination of the awards. Accepting the Album of the Year prize, she turned to fellow nominee Ariana Grande and said: “Can I just say that I think Ariana deserves this?” (Grande waved off the comments, ceding the prize back to the winner).
Eilish with brother Finneas O’Connell, who produced her album. Credit: PA
Her older brother Finneas O’Connell, who produced her album, added: “I have no idea what to say. I didn’t think we were going to win this at all. I loved every song on this list.
“I want to thank my girlfriend, my best friends, our entire team. We just make music in a bedroom together. We still do that, and they let us do that, and I just…
“This is for all of the kids who are making music in their bedroom today. You’re going to get one of these.”