Billie Eilish has a story-writing night at the Grammys
The singer on Sunday won the four biggest awards at the Grammy Awards – the best new artist, the record of the year, the album of the year and the song of the year. She also took home the best pop vocal album for a total of five Grammys.
The victories are steeped in history.
Eilish is the youngest solo performer to ever win an album of the year. The record holder was Taylor Swift, who won the best album for “Fearless” at the age of 20.
The nominees for the album of the year were Bon Iver (“I, I”), Lana Del Rey (“Norman F *** ing Rockwell”), Eilish (“If we all fall asleep wherever we go”), Ariana Grande ( “Thank you, Next”), HER (“I knew her”), Lil Nas X (“7”), Lizzo (“Because I love you”) and Vampire Weekend (“Father of the Bride”).
Eilish accepted the album of the year and looked genuinely shocked.
“Can I just say that I think Ariana deserves this?” She said.
Eilish was also the first woman and second person to ever win an album of the year, an album of the year, a song of the year, and the best new artist in the same year.
The first artist to do this was Christopher Cross in 1981.
Adele also won all four trophies, but over three years.
On the way to Sunday, Eilish had six nominations, as did Lil Nas X, the best new artist nomination.
Lizzo, who had eight nominations this year, most of all artists, was awarded three prizes. Billie Eilish