Billie Eilish makes Grammys history, becomes first female artist to sweep the four major categories
Billie Eilish has scripted Grammy history, becoming the first female artist to take home the coveted awards for the ceremony’s four major categories, Best New Artist, Record of the Year, Album of the Year, and Song of the Year. Eilish is only the second artist to sweep each of the four categories: Christopher Cross was the first to do so in 1981.
Of note, Eilish was the second most nominated artist at the 62nd annual Grammy Awards, and she and Lizzo were the first artists to earn nominations in each of the four major award categories since Sam Smith in 2015.
Eilish also took home the Grammy Award for Best Pop Vocal Album, which brought the 18-year-old vocalist’s count to a staggering total of five awards. “bad guy” nabbed Record of the Year and Song of the Year for Eilish, while WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO?, the LP from which the high performing single hails, secured her album-focused awards.
Album of the Year is a pivotal victory for the songstress, who is now the youngest individual performer to triumph in this category. The title was formerly held by Taylor Swift, who won the category for 2008’s Fearless.
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