She’s not just the bad guy — she’s also the Best New Artist. Duh.
Billie Eilish took home the trophy for Best New Artist at the 2020 Grammy Awards, beating out the likes of Lil Nas X, Lizzo, Maggie Rogers, and more to win one of the biggest honors of the night on Sunday.
“Thank you. Ay ay ay. Two! Woo!” Eilish said as she accepted the award. “Mainly I think that the fans deserve everything. I do not think they have been talked about enough tonight because they’re the reason we’re even here at all. So thanks to the fans! This is so crazy.”
Eilish then took a moment to address her fellow Best New Artist nominees, the record-breaking Lil Nas X, Lizzo, Maggie Rogers, Black Pumas, Rosalía, Tank and the Bangas, and Yola. “I love you all, you’re amazing,” she said. “You deserve this just as much as I do. I love all fandoms. Thank you to the fans. You guys make all this worth it.”
It’s been quite the year for the young pop star. Along with all her Grammy nominations (in addition to Best New Artist, she was also nominated for Album of the Year, Song of the Year, Record of the Year, Best Pop Solo Performance, and Best Pop Vocal Album), she made her directorial debut for the “xanny” music video off her album When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?, which was one of the best-selling albums of 2019. She unseated Lil Nas X as the reigning Billboard chart-topper after his record-long streak and met her idol Justin Bieber. She pulled off a gravity-defying SNL performance and announced an arena world tour. And just last week it was announced that the teen sensation will perform the title song for the upcoming James Bond movie No Time To Die. At 18, Eilish is the youngest artist in history to write and record a theme song for the beloved spy franchise.
Not “bad” at all.