For the second time in a row, Billie Eilish and her brother FINNEAS won the Grammy Award as the record of the year. They took home the 2021 award for “everything I wanted”, the tracks by Doja Cat (“Say So”), Dua Lipa (“Don’t Start Now”), Post Malone (“Circles”) and DaBaby and Roddy Ricch (“ROCKSTAR”), Black Pumas (“Colors”), Beyoncé (“Black Parade”) and Megan Thee Stallion’s “Savage” remix, also with Beyoncé.
In her acceptance speech, Eilish stated that Megan Thee Stallion deserved to win the award. “
This is really embarrassing to me, ”she said. “Megan, girl … I wanted to write a speech about how you deserve this, but then I said, ‘There’s no way you are going to choose me. ‘I said,’ It’s hers. ‘ You deserve it. You had a year that I don’t think can be topped. You are a queen – I want to cry and think about how much I love you … you deserve everything in the world, I think of you all the time … you deserve it. “She then asked everyone to applaud Megan before continuing her acceptance speech.
“All I Wanted” was Eilish’s first new single since her debut. WHEN WE ARE ALL SLEEPING, WHERE DO WE GO? In addition to the album of the year, “everything I wanted” was also nominated for the song of the year and the best pop solo performance. Eilish’s theme song for the upcoming James Bond No Time to Die was named Best Visual Media Song.
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