Billie Eilish appeared to be Grammy-er than ever at Sunday night’s awards ceremony, and has been a huge presence on television for the third straight year of her young life. Not only was she nominated for seven awards, but she performed the song responsible for several of those nominations, the title track of her album, Happier Than Ever.
Eilish and her brother Finneas started out in an upside-down house and then made their way to the rooftop to rock out in the rain, with Eilish wearing a Taylor Hawkins shirt. The Foo Fighters drummer died on March 25 at the age of 50.
It’s a song that certainly should qualify for “the most extreme dynamic of the year” if there were such a category, as it showcases the full range of what Eilish can achieve vocally and mood-wise, from a whisper to a full – on Screamo Rock.
This explosive coda to Eilish’s Grammy performance contrasted with her more low-key performance of “No Time to Die” a week earlier at the Oscars, where Finneas received the Oscar for Best Original Song after her performance.
Eilish and Finneas are, of course, the only artists to have musical performances at both the Oscars and Grammys this year, a rare back-to-back hit.
Finneas came to the Grammys this year with five nominations of his own, including Producer of the Year (non-classical).
“Happier Than Ever,” the song, was nominated for Record of the Year, Song of the Year, Pop Solo Performance, and Music Video. Her eponymous second album won Album of the Year and Pop Vocal Album awards. Eilish’s seventh nomination of the year came for Happier Than Ever: A Love Letter to Los Angeles, a performance from the Hollywood Bowl that was nominated for Best Musical Film.
As of Sunday, Eilish had seven Grammys under her belt in the past two years.
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