Billie Eilish wins Best Pop Vocal Album at the Grammys
The pop star’s When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? beat out Beyoncé’s The Lion King: The Gift, Ariana Grande’s Thank U, Next, Ed Sheeran’s No. 6 Collaborations Project, and Taylor Swift’s Lover for the honor.
The award was handed out before the telecast. On the red carpet, Eilish and her brother, Finneas, who also won a Grammy for for Best Engineered Album (non-classical) and Producer of the Year (non-classical), joked about their special bond on PEOPLE and EW’s Red Carpet Live: At the Grammy Awards. Eilish pointed out their sibling connection is what makes them such a great collaboration. “We also communicate really well, and we’re best friends — with brother and sister, you can’t really have something that tears you apart. You always are stuck together,” she said on the carpet. “Even if we have a crazy ass argument, somebody makes some stupid ass joke and we laugh and we’re good. It’s family. You gotta stick together.”
Eilish was the presumed frontrunner going into Sunday night’s awards, as she’s the only person in the category who was also up for Album and Song of the Year, both of which she won. The 18-year-old was also up for Best New Artist (which she also won), Best Pop Solo Performance (Lizzo won), and Record of the Year for “Bad Guy” (she won that, too). Her debut album has been a smash hit since its March 29 release: it debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 and the U.K. Albums Chart.
Her wins Sunday night come on the heels of a banner year for the singer, which also saw her perform at Coachella, serve as musical guest star on Saturday Night Live, win numerous awards, and be crowned the 2019 Billboard Woman of the Year.
And, as if she wasn’t busy enough, it was recently announced that Eilish will become the youngest singer ever to perform a James Bond film’s theme song when she records the theme for the upcoming No Time to Die.
The music industry’s biggest night aired live from Los Angeles’ Staples Center. Alicia Keys returned as host, and the night featured performances by Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton, Demi Lovato, Aerosmith, Tyler the Creator, and many more.