At just 18 years old, Billie Eilish has proven herself as a force to be reckoned with in the music industry.
The singer-songwriter rose to fame in 2016 after her debut single, “Ocean Eyes,” went viral on SoundCloud. Since then, she has dominated charts and taken home multiple Grammy Awards.
Keep reading to see 14 instances of Eilish making history and breaking records.
1).- Eilish is the youngest artist ever to be nominated for all four major Grammy Awards in one year.
Back in November, when the 2020 Grammy Award nominations were announced, fans were thrilled to see Eilish with six nominations – including best new artist, record of the year, song of the year, and album of the year.
At just 17 years old, this made Eilish the youngest artist ever to be nominated for all four major Grammys in the same year.
The teenager was visibly sheepish when she was showered with accolades at the 2020 ceremony, winning best new artist, song of the year for “Bad Guy,” record of the year for “Bad Guy,” and album of the year for “When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?”
It was just the second time that an artist had pulled off such a feat. The last and only time an artist won all four of these awards was Christopher Cross in 1981. The 29-year-old Texan rocker won big for his self-titled LP – which controversially beat Pink Floyd’s iconic “The Wall” – and for its standout song “Sailing.”
3).- Eilish is the youngest person ever to win album of the year at the Grammys, a title previously held by Taylor Swift.
Eilish had recently turned 18 when “When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?” won best pop vocal album and album of the year at the Grammys.
She broke the record as the youngest solo artist in history to win the ceremony’s most prestigious award. Taylor Swift had previously won for “Fearless” in 2010 when she was 20 years old.
4).- She’s only the fourth female artist ever to win album of the year with a debut album.
Before Eilish, only three female artists had won album of the year with debut albums.
Barbra Streisand was the first; she won for “The Barbra Streisand Album” in 1964 at the sixth annual Grammy Awards. Next, Lauryn Hill won for her first and only solo album, “The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill,” in 1999; Hill was also the first woman to win five Grammys in one night. Lastly, Norah Jones’ diamond-certified “Come Away with Me” took home the prize in 2003.
Streisand even congratulated Eilish on Twitter, writing, “Welcome to the club.”
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