Several fans cried foul at the recently concluded 2022 Grammys awards because their favored nominated artists didn’t win. This year, artist and songwriter Billie Eilish fell into this category after failing to win any of her seven nominations.
The “Bad Guy” star went home with four awards in 2020, all of which were the major categories of the award show. 2021 saw another Grammy award haul, making her entire Grammy collection for the two years seven in number.
Having so many awards definitely removes the sting from losing, at least in Eilish’s case. Despite fans insisting that the 20-year-old was “robbed” of her awards this year, Eilish feels different. The artist revealed that she previously felt like she wouldn’t win any awards this year, but regardless, she already had seven at home.
Billie Eilish Knew She Wasn’t Going To Win
Despite her lack of awards in the recently concluded Grammy Award show, Eilish doesn’t feel robbed. The “Bad Guy” singer was nominated seven times at the event but went home with no new additions to her Grammy collection.
The artist and her brother, Finneas O’Connell, were interviewed for the Billboard’s Managers Issue the next day. Eilish revealed that she already suspected that she wouldn’t go home with any awards. She said, “I had this feeling yesterday at the Grammys because we obviously didn’t win anything— I went into the day suspecting we weren’t going to win anything.”
The 20-year-old continued, saying that she didn’t think she was robbed regardless of what the internet said. “And of course, the internet, no matter what happens, is going to be like, ‘You were robbed,’ and I’m just like, ‘I wasn’t, I have seven at home. It’s OK; it’s all good,” she said.
Finneas O’Connell Said The Grammys Don’t Inspire Him
Further on in the interview, O’Connel talked about the impact of the previous year’s Grammys on his work, revealing that the award isn’t the root of his inspiration. He also said he didn’t think the famed music award holds as much importance as previously.
He said, “We’re very fortunate and very blessed, but I don’t feel that winning a bunch more Grammys is what’s keeping me inspired these days.” Eilish apparently shares the same opinion. The artist revealed that she was more concerned about “making music that touched people.”
“I was nominated, and that’s amazing, but getting up during a commercial break and people coming up to me being like, ‘You changed my life, your music gets me through the day,’ I’m like, ‘That’s it,'” the 20-year-old said.
Eilish Has Seven Grammys
Among her 2022 Grammy nominations included major categories like Album of the Year for “Happier Than Ever” and “Record of the year” for the album’s title track. The 20-year-old also performed “Happier Than Ever” at the award show, beside her brother and producer, O’Connell.
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In 2020, Eilish cleaned out the Grammy ceremony home with all four awards from the major categories. These include Album of the Year, Best New Artist, and Song of the Year for “Bad Guy.” She also bagged the best pop vocal album for her hit debut, “When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?”
Her brother O’Connell also took home two awards for Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical, and Producer of the Year, Non-Classical. Eilish co-wrote her award-winning debut album with O’Connell and recorded almost all of it in the producer’s childhood bedroom.
A year later, Eilish was awarded two more Grammys, one of which was Record of the Year for “Everything I Wanted.”
Billie Eilish Was The Second Artist To Win All Four Major Categories
In 2020, Eilish became the second musician in Grammy history to bag all the four major awards that night. The first artist to do it was Christopher Cross back in 1981. The Texan rocker was 29-years-old at the time and won the awards for his self-titled album.
Eilish was reportedly 17 years when she was nominated in December. This made her the youngest artist in Grammy history to be nominated for all four major awards. She broke yet again another record when she turned 18 by being the youngest artist to win Album of the Year. Taylor Swift previously held that record in 2010 at 20-years-old.