She may only be 19-years-old, but serial hitmaker Billie Eilish is already well acquainted with GRAMMY history books.
Last year, the ‘Bad Guy’ beauty swept the ceremony with wins in the Best New Artist, Record of the Year, Song of the Year, and Album of the Year categories (as we reported here). This year, she made history by becoming the youngest person to ever nab a win in the Best Song Written for Visual Media category.
Now, thanks to a second consecutive Record of the Year win, she’s penciled in history books for yet another feat.
Eilish hit ‘Everything I Wanted’ triumphed over competition from Beyonce, Doja Cat, DaBaby, Dua Lipa, Megan Thee Stallion, and more to claim the final trophy of the 2021 GRAMMY night: Record of the Year.
Accepting the award beside her brother and main collaborator, Finneas O’Connell (as seen above), a stunned Billie graciously accepted the prize while also dedicating the win to Megan.
“You deserve this. You had a year that I think was un-toppable. … You are a queen,” Eilish told the ‘Savage’ rapper.
With the triumph, the 19-year-old not only becomes the youngest soloist to achieve a back-to-back win in the category but also the first since Robert Flack did it in 1973 and 1974 respectively.
While Flack and Eilish are the only two solo female acts to have consecutive Record of the Year victories, Norah Jones and Adele are the other two solo female acts who have won the award more than once. For Jones, she won for ‘Don’t Know Why’ (2002) and ‘Here We Go Again’ (2004) while Adele nabbed it for ‘Rolling in the Deep’ (2012) and ‘Hello’ (2017).