Billie Eilish wins 5 Grammys


On January 26th, 2020, the 62nd Annual Grammy Awards Ceremony took place in Los Angeles at the Staples Center. This year, it was hosted by Alicia Keys hosted the Grammys for the second year in a row, and she is a 15 time Grammy winner. There was also a ceremony held in honor of Kobe Bryant and his daughter, Gianna, who died in a helicopter crash.

The Grammys recognized best recordings, compositions and eligible artists. The running is based accomplishments achieved between October 1, 2018 and August 31, 2019. The Grammys handed out over 80 awards this year. Billie Eilish came out on top, winning a total of 5 Grammys, as well as having a nomination. Lizzo also came out with a total of 8 nominations. 

Billie Eilish is the youngest artist to win all top four Grammy categories at only 18. Eilish is also the first to win all four in the same year since Christopher Cross in 1981. She produces music that can be classified in several styles, including;  alternative rock, pop music, electropop and indie-pop.  

Some students describe Eilish’s music as dark and chill.

“Her music is what I listen to when you just need something chill in the background, but it’s not anything I take to heart,” sophomore Madeline Douglas said.  “Billie Eilish is just very chill. It’s just not something that gets you super turnt, but it’s not something that would put you in your feels either.”

Some also think it isn’t very upbeat. 

“I think if she made a little more exciting music I would like her more,” sophomore, Alex McCandless said “It’s so dark,” Unlike McCandless, sophomore Kendall White really enjoys Billie Eilish’s music, especially the song “Six Feet Under.”

Billie makes most of her music with Finneas. They collaborate and write most of her songs together and even perform on live shows together. Finneas isn’t just her partner for making music, but also her big brother and producer.

Billie was nominated for Pop Solo Performance, which is limited to single and tracks only, with her song “Bad Guy”. Other songs nominated were; “Spirit” by Beyonce, “7 Rings” by Ariana Grande, and “You Need to Calm Down” by Taylor Swift. Though coming out on top was “Truth Hurts” by Lizzo.

Eilish took home the New Artist Grammy being one of the youngest ever to win that Grammy. Also, Eilish’s album “When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?” won the Pop Vocal Album of the Year and Album of the Year. On that album is “Bad Guy” which won the Record and Song of the Year.