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Grammy Awards: Billie Eilish makes history

Billie Eilish’s tune occupation is simply getting began.

On Sunday night time, the newly minted 18-year-old made Grammy historical past through turning into the youngest artist ever to win album of the 12 months for her chart-topping debut, “When We All Fall Asleep, The place Do We Pass?” The file was once prior to now set through Taylor Swift, who gained the coveted golden statue at 20 years outdated for “Fearless” in 2010.

Eilish additionally was the second one artist,and primary feminine artist, within the awards’ display historical past to brush the large 4 classes — file, album, music of the 12 months, and perfect new artist — in a single night time.

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The final particular person to brush the “Large 4” was once Christopher Go on the 1981 Grammys. Sadly, his occupation took a flip for the more severe quickly after with a follow-up album that was once simplest slightly a success.

“That is my first Grammys,” the younger pop megastar mentioned when she gained her music of the 12 months trophy for “Dangerous Man.” “I by no means idea this is able to ever occur in my complete existence. I grew up staring at them. And that is my brother, Finneas [O’Connell], and he’s my perfect buddy.”

Billie Eilish, left, and Finneas O'Connell pose in the press room with the awards for best album, best engineered album and best pop vocal album for "We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?," best song and record for "Bad Guy," best new artist and best producer, non-classical at the 62nd annual Grammy Awards at the Staples Center on Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020, in Los Angeles. 

Billie Eilish, left, and Finneas O’Connell pose within the press room with the awards for perfect album, perfect engineered album and perfect pop vocal album for “We All Fall Asleep, The place Do We Pass?,” perfect music and file for “Dangerous Man,” perfect new artist and perfect manufacturer, non-classical on the 62nd annual Grammy Awards on the Staples Middle on Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020, in Los Angeles. 
(Photograph/Chris Pizzello)

“I think like I funny story round so much, and I by no means take anything else significantly at most of these issues, however I really need to say I’m so thankful,” Eilish added. “I simplest need to say that I’m thankful, and I’m so venerated to be right here among all of you. I really like you to my core. I grew up staring at all of you. Thanks to my workforce, my mother, my dad, my perfect pals… for holding me alive to at the present time.”

Ahead of the rite even began, Eilish gained perfect pop vocal album for “When We All Fall Asleep, The place Do We Pass?”

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O’Connell, 22, additionally made historical past. As Eilish’s manufacturer and co-writer at the album, he was the youngest recipient of the manufacturer of the 12 months, non-classical award.

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“Thanks to the Recording Academy,” he mentioned once they took house album of the 12 months. “Thanks once more to our workforce, our circle of relatives, to the folks that experience supported us from the start.

“We did not write a work for this. We did not make an album to win a Grammy. We wrote an album about despair, suicidal ideas, local weather alternate, and being the unhealthy man, no matter that suggests. We get up right here at a loss for words and thankful.”

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