In photos: who won what at the Grammys
Billie Eilish claims five awards and a place in the record books
Teenage pop star Billie Eilish has bagged five awards at the 2020 Grammys, including all of the “big four” gongs.
The 18-year-old replaces Taylor Swift as the youngest person ever to win album of the year, for debut release When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go, which was recorded in Eilish’s childhood home in Los Angeles.
She also won song of the year, record of the year and best new artist, making her only the second person in Grammy history to claim all four of the top awards at the same time, after Christopher Cross in 1981, reports the BBC.
Eilish took home the best pop vocal album gong as well, while her elder brother, Finneas O’Connell, scooped producer of the year for his work on her album.
“I feel like I’m not supposed to be here,” Eilish said on the red carpet at Sunday’s ceremony in LA. “I feel like they accidentally let in a fan.”
Other big winners at this year’s Grammys include Lizzo, who won three gongs including best pop solo performance for Truth Hurts, and Lil Nas X, who won video of the year and best pop duo/group performance for Old Town Road, his hit with Billy Rae Cyrus.
And British electronic music duo The Chemical Brothers won two awards - best dance album for No Geography and best dance recording with Got To Keep On.
Lizzo opened the ceremony by paying tribute to basketball star Kobe Bryant, who had died in a helicopter crash hours earlier.
“Tonight is for Kobe,” the Michigan-born singer-songwriter said, before singing the line, “I’m crying ‘cos I love you”.
In another emotional appearance, Demi Lovato delivered her first stage performance since being hospitalised in 2018 with a suspected drug overdose.