Billie Eilish Breaks Multiple Records with Grammys Sweep
Eilish became the first woman and second artist in history to win in all four major categories.
Billie Eilish broke multiple records Sunday night, as she swept four major categories at the 62nd annual Grammy Awards.
The 18-year-old artist walked away with five trophies in total—winning Best New Artist, Album of the Year, Record of the Year, Song of the Year and Best Pop Vocal Album, sharing the credit with her brother and collaborator Finneas O’Connell. Eilish is only the second person in Grammy history to walk away with a win in all four of the big categories; the first was Christopher Cross in 1981.
Eilish is the first woman to win all four categories and the youngest artist to win album of the year for “When We Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?” A 20-year-old Taylor Swift was the previous record-holder for youngest person to win Album of the Year for “Fearless,” in 2010.
O’Connell also took home awards for Producer of the Year, Non-Classical and Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical. At 22, O’Connell also became the youngest winner of the Producer of the Year award.
During Eilish’s acceptance speech for album of the year, she recognized fellow nominee Ariana Grande for her album “Thank U, Next.”
“Can I just say that I think Ariana deserves this,” Eilish said during her speech. “‘Thank U, Next’ got me through some sh*t, and I think it deserves like, more than anything in the world, I love you so much.”