In the sweetest gesture, Billie Eilish said that her award should have gone to Ariana Grande.
The 18-year-old super talented Billie Eilish created history at Grammy’s on Sunday, 26th January. At 18, Billie became the very first singer to swoop away awards at Grammy’s ‘big four categories’ at such a young age. The ‘Bad Guy’ singer lodged her presence in the history as the youngest category winner in show history with her ‘Album Of The Year’ victory for ‘When do we fall asleep, where do we go?’ replacing Taylor Swift who had won at 20 for ‘Fearless’.
The singer displaying her humility spoke on stage that she thinks Ariana Grande deserved the award. She shared while on stage “‘thank you, next’ got me through some s—t,” she emphasized, “I think it deserves like more than anything in the world.”
At that instant, cameras panned towards Ariana who visibly looked touched by Billie’s sweet gesture, blew flying kisses to her and shouted, “no, no, no,” thereby, affirming through her gesture that the award has indeed gone in the right hands.
The winner of the evening continued, “I love you so much. I’m not going to waste your time, I’m really not,” and extended her thanks, “I love you. Thank you for this.”
Billie’s brother, Finneas O’Connell, who is an established American songwriter too accepted the award alongside his sister. Expressing his gratitude to the people who made the album a big hit and to Grammy for acknowledging their efforts, he thanked the Recording Academy, the team behind the venture, their family and all the people who supported them from the beginning. He shared that the sibling duo didn’t write their speech as they didn’t make the album to win a Grammy.
He shared that the album they wrote was about depression, suicidal thoughts, climate change and being the bad guy, whatever that means”. But there they stand up “confused” and “grateful.”
Billie Eilish is the only second artist to have won the top four awards at Grammy after Christopher Cross who has won in 1981.
Congratulations Billie! Way to go, girl!