Billie Eilish Making Waves In 2020


Photographed by Harley Weir, Vogue, March 2020

Aimee Bueno, Staff Writer

Billie Eilish is on her way to take over 2020. In fact, she’s already gotten a head start.

From the Grammy’s last month to the announcement of her being on the cover of Vogue’s March issue, she is making impressive progress. 

Eilish was nominated for six potential awards for the 2020 Grammys. Album of the year, record of the year, best pop vocal album, song of the year, best new artist and pop solo performance. At the end of the night Eilish went home with winning five out of six of those awards.

Eilish’s album, “When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?”, won album of the year and best pop vocal album, hit song “Bad Guy” won record of the year and song of the year and she took home best new artist for her tremendous work in 2019.

Eilish is the first woman ever to take home the top four awards: song, record and album of the year along with best new artist. In addition to these accomplishments, she is the youngest artist to receive album of the year and record of the year.

Each time she accepted an award she was thankful for her team, family and friends. During the announcement of album of the year, she was seen on the screen saying “Please don’t be me, please” hoping not to be chosen. While it seemed unusual, it was just her being her humble self. 

In most cases, when an artist wins an award over another artist with a big fan base, the winner gets backlash from them. In this case, Eilish won over Ariana Grande. She is only 17-years-old, so she knows very well how her generation acts online when something like this happens.

In a recent interview with Vogue, Eilish speaks with journalist Rob Haskell about her thoughts on a few different topics, one specifically being the Grammys.

“That sh*t was f*cking crazy. If anything it’s an exciting thing for the kids who make music in their bedroom. We’re making progress, I think, in that place – kids who don’t have enough money to use studios,” said Eilish.

Last fall Eilish was part of the topic of conversation that pointed fingers at musician Drake for being an alleged predator. Allegedly, he often texts women younger than him, some younger than 18 such as Stranger Things star Millie Bobby Brown. 

In an interview with Vogue Eilish responded with, “Everybody’s so sensitive. A grown man can’t be a fan of an artist? There are so many people that the internet should be more worried about. Like, you’re really going to say that Drake is creepy because he’s a fan of mine, and then you’re going to vote for Trump,” said Eilish. 

Along with her performance of “when the party’s over” at the Grammys, Eilish is also performing at this year’s Oscars. This March she will begin her Where Do We Go? world tour which sold 500,000 tickets within an hour of the announcement.