On January 26, the Grammy’s took place at the Staple Center in Los Angeles. To the shock of many artists, 18-year-old Billie Eilish won five Grammys.
Here is what went down. The Los Angeles native took home the award for Record of the Year for her critically-acclaimed single “Bad Guy,” Album of the Year and Best Pop Vocal Album for WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO?, and Best New Artist.
Eilish’s numerous wins were well-deserved. Whether you particularly like her or not, you have to admit she has been killing the game. Since Eilish’s musical debut less than three years ago, with her single “Ocean Eyes,” she has taken the music world by storm. “Bad Guy” spent 43 weeks on the US Billboard Hot 100 Chart. The hit single eventually hit number one, dethroning “Old Town Road” by Lil Nas X. Anyone that can end the reign of “Old Town Road” is surely deserving of an award.
WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO? was acclaimed by critics everywhere. Praised for its profound lyrics, many were coined by Eilish and her brother, Fineas, who is the writer for most of her songs. With the vast variety of influences and sounds throughout, and her hauntingly beautiful voice, it is no wonder Eilish’s album reached the success that it did. This is only her first full-length album, so who knows what other heights she could reach with her next works?
2019 was definitely Billie Eilish’s breakout year. Sure, she met success in 2017 with don’t smile at me, but that success practically quadrupled since then. She has become a household name; with several hit singles and the first artist born in the 2000s to have a #1 single in the United States, Eilish has sold over 100,000 copies and much more. She has accomplished all that at 18. If that is not award worthy, I do not know what is.
All in all, Billie is a great, young, talented singer who deserved every single grammy she won. She has control of her future and can allow for greater things to come her way. This is the evolution of Billie Eilish.