Billie Eilish Is Shocked by Song of the Year Win at 2024 Grammy Awards: ‘I Feel Crazy’

Billie Eilish Is Shocked by Song of the Year Win at 2024 Grammy Awards: ‘I Feel Crazy’

The 2024 Grammy Awards have handed out the coveted gramophone for tune of the 12 months.

Billie Eilish and her brother Finneas took dwelling the award for his or her tearjerker ballad from Barbie, "What Was I Made For?" and the 22-year-old was shocked to be accepting the award as she took the stage.

"Whoops, yikes, whoa my goodness. Damn that is silly," Eilish mentioned as she began her speech. "Literally I used to be everyone’s faces and I leaned over and I used to be like, ‘Not an opportunity.’"

"I simply wanna say everyone on this class – that was a loopy listing of unbelievable individuals, unbelievable artists, unbelievable music. I really feel loopy proper now," she mentioned, giving a shoutout to the opposite nominees within the class, which included Dua Lipa‘s "Dance the Night," Jon Batiste‘s "Butterfly," Lana Del Rey‘s "A&W," Miley Cyrus‘ "Flowers," Olivia Rodrigo‘s "vampire," SZA’s "Kill Bill" and Taylor Swift‘s "Anti-Hero."

Eilish additionally acknowledged her household, together with her dad and mom who had been in attendance on the awards present and Finneas, 26, who she referred to as "my greatest buddy on the earth."

"I’m shocked out of my balls," Eilish admitted earlier than thanking Barbie director Greta Gerwig for "making the most effective film of the 12 months."

Finneas additionally jumped in and mentioned the songwriting pair discover it "exhausting to really feel deserving, ever," of their accolades, as he added, "We really feel very humbled, very grateful."

Lana Del Rey on the 66th Annual GRAMMY Awards held at Crypto.com Arena on February 4, 2024 in Los Angeles, California.

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Lana Del Rey’s "A&W" was among the many singles of her acclaimed ninth studio album Did you understand there is a tunnel below Ocean Blvd and, coming in at seven-minutes, the file’s central showpiece. The sprawling epic of a tune begins as a folks ballad earlier than transitioning midway into trap-pop because the songstress, 38, mines the best way American tradition views girls.

The various hitmaker co-wrote the observe alongside together with her frequent collaborator Jack Antonoff, who referred to as the observe his "favourite" they’d ever labored on collectively on Instagram forward of its launch.

The tune, which additionally obtained a nomination for greatest various music efficiency, was named the most effective tune of 2023 by a number of shops.

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A team-up between Antonoff, 29, and Swift, 34,additionally obtained a tune of the 12 months nomination. The pop-rock tune, which finds the celebrity inspecting her personal flaws and public’s notion of her, was the lead single off her hit 2022 album Midnights.

The singer-songwriter beforehand referred to as the weak observe "certainly one of my favourite songs I’ve ever written." In a video posted to Instagram forward of its launch, she mentioned, “I like ‘Anti-Hero’ rather a lot as a result of I feel it’s actually sincere.”

"I actually don’t assume I’ve delved this far into my insecurities on this element earlier than," she added. “It’s all of these features of the issues we dislike and like about ourselves that we have now to come back to phrases with if we’re going to be this particular person."

"Anti-Hero," which additionally obtained file of the 12 months and greatest pop solo efficiency nominations, finally turned a record-shattering observe for the hitmaker. After topping the Billboard Hot 100 for eight consecutive weeks, it turned her longest working No. 1 of all time in early 2023.

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Batiste’s "Butterfly" is among the many tracks on 2023’s World Music Radio and in addition nominated for file of the 12 months. The tune is a jazz-pop ballad led by piano, and filled with immensely private lyrics to the musician, 37.

In an August 2023 interview with PEOPLE, Batiste defined that he wrote the tune as a result of he was impressed to write down a lullaby for his spouse Suleika Jaouad whereas she hospitalized amid her most cancers remedy. He mentioned, “It’s simply such a private narrative tune in relation to my life and what my household has gone by and my spouse and the entire issues she’s been capable of overcome."

"That’s a very massive a part of the narrative of the tune," he added of the tender observe, which additionally obtained a nomination for greatest American roots efficiency.

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A tune of the 12 months nomination is among the many many accolades obtained by Eilish, 22, and her brother/collaborator Finneas O’Connell for his or her contribution to the Barbie film

soundtrack, "What Was I Made For?." The hit ballad — which performs in a pivotal a part of the movie when Margot Robbie‘s titular character comes to just accept her identification and realizes who she needs to be — has related with listeners since its launch in July 2023.

The pop star has opened up about how essential the tune is to her previously, sharing in interviews and numerous speeches how engaged on it for the movie helmed by Greta Gerwig helped relieve her from a interval of self-doubt. She advised Apple Music’s Zane Lowe in an interview, "Honestly, [Finneas and I] had been in a time period the place we had been each … like by this final winter, we have each been extremely uninspired. And we have nonetheless been working and making an attempt to make stuff. And truthfully, that tune was the very first thing we would written in a minute." 

She mentioned it wasn’t till later that she realized how a lot the tune’s lyrics mirrored what she herself had been going to. "I used to be like, ‘This is precisely how I really feel. And I did not even imply to be saying it,’" she mentioned.

The emotional tune — additionally nominated for file of the 12 months, amongst different awards, on the Grammys — was beforehand awarded greatest authentic tune on the 2024 Golden Globes and at the moment up for greatest authentic tune on the 2024 Academy Awards.

Dua Lipa performs onstage through the 66th GRAMMY Awards at Crypto.com Arena on February 04, 2024 in Los Angeles, California.

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Lipa’s "Dance the Night" is one other hit off Barbie: The Album nominated for each tune of the 12 months and greatest tune written for visible media. The infectious disco-pop tune performs throughout a central dance quantity within the blockbuster movie, and went on to be a significant hit itself — reaching the Top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100.

The British artist, 28, has spoken about the way it was a “an absolute no-brainer” when the observe’s producer, Mark Ronson, reached out to her to write down a tune for a giant disco-esque scene within the film.

“[Ronson] was like, ‘I’m engaged on this movie with Greta Gerwig and it’s Barbie, and it’s probably the funniest script I’ve learn, and I really need you to write down the tune for the large dance scene within the movie,’ " Lipa recalled throughout The Hollywood Reporter’s Songwriter Roundtable in November. “I used to be like, ‘This is an absolute no-brainer. One thousand % sure.’”

Like Eilish’s contribution to the Barbie soundtrack, "Dance the Night" has obtained nods at a handful of different award reveals this season, together with the Golden Globes and the Critic’s Choice Awards.

Miley Cyrus performs onstage through the 66th GRAMMY Awards at Crypto.com Arena on February 04, 2024 in Los Angeles, California.

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Cyrus, 31, blossomed and located main success in 2023, thanks partly to the discharge of "Flowers," the lead single off Endless Summer Vacation. The self-love anthem through which the pop star declares, "I can purchase myself flowers / Write my title within the sand," over an ultra-catchy disco-inspired beat was one of the vital well-liked songs of the 12 months. Not solely did it break records upon its launch — changing into the primary tune to achieve over 100 million streams on Spotify in a single week — it hit the milestone of incomes one trillion streams after simply three months and sat fairly atop the Billboard Hot 100 for eight weeks.

In a British Vogue cowl story, the previous Disney Channel star defined that she initially wrote "Flowers" "in a very completely different approach." She mentioned, “The refrain was initially, ‘I can purchase myself flowers, write my title within the sand, however I can’t love me higher than you possibly can’ … It was extra, like, Fifties. The saddest tune. Like, ‘Sure, I will be my very own lover, however you’re so significantly better.’”

She added, “The tune is somewhat pretend it until you make it. Which I’m a giant fan of.”

The tune can be up for file of the 12 months and greatest pop solo efficiency.

SZA performs onstage through the 66th GRAMMY Awards at Crypto.com Arena on February 04, 2024 in Los Angeles, California.

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SZA’s "Kill Bill" is certainly one of her greatest songs thus far, having spent weeks within the Top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100 and breaking records on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart. The observe off 2022’s SOS has been acclaimed for each its groovy rhythm and confessional lyrics, which discover the R&B celebrity detailing the hypothetical fantasy of murdering an ex lover.

While the tune has been an enormous success, the singer-songwriter, 34, has shared that she was hesitant to launch it, contemplating the lyrical content material. She advised Variety in a November 2023 cowl story that she "hated" the observe, later clarifying, “Well, I didn’t hate it. But I used to be like, ‘Can I say this? Is it foolish?’ [The co-producer Rob Bisel] was like, ‘You should say it!’”

“So I despatched it to my homegirl, and he or she was like, ‘I don’t know. I feel you must perhaps say one thing to make clear,’” the recording artist shared. “I used to be actually scared that folks would hurt one another, ’trigger some individuals are f—ing unusual. But it was a joke.”

The tune’s recognition on the Grammys — as it is also up for file of the 12 months and greatest R&B efficiency — contributed to SZA changing into probably the most nominated artist on the award present. She obtained a complete of 9 nods.

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Rodrigo, 20, launched the discharge of her hit sophomore album GUTS by dropping "Vampire" in summer time 2023. The searing energy ballad — additionally up for file of the 12 months and greatest pop solo efficiency — finds the pop-rock star reflecting on how an ex took benefit of and used her all through their relationship.

As the observe reached No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 upon its launch, the star turned the first-ever artist to debut the lead singles of each their debut and sophomore album on the prime of the chart.

While many followers have speculated about who the tune is about, she advised The Guardian in an interview that she "by no means" needs to disclose the topics of her songs. She mentioned, "I feel it’s higher to not pigeonhole a tune to being about this one factor.”

Despite not admitting to what the emotional pop-rock tune is about, she has opened up about its writing course of. "I used to be upset a few sure scenario and went to the studio alone and sat down on the grand piano, and the chords and melody and lyrics simply poured out of me — nearly like an out-of-body expertise," she advised DORK.

She continued, "It’s a tune about feeling confused and harm, and at first I believed it was meant to be a piano ballad. But when [producer Dan Nigro] and I began engaged on it, we juxtaposed the lyrics with these massive drums and loopy tempo adjustments. So now it’s like a heartbreak tune you possibly can dance to.”

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