AMERICAN singer Billie Eilish made history recently when the nominations for the 2020 Grammy Awards were announced.

The 17-year-old star was nominated in six categories, including four general field ones - Album of the Year, Record of the Year, Song of the Year and Best New Artist, reported Insider.

Including Eilish, only 12 artists have picked up nominations in all four of the major categories since the Grammy Awards inaugural show in 1959. However, the Ocean Eyes singer is also the youngest to ever accomplish this feat.

Eilish's debut album When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? scored her nominations for Album of the Year and Best Pop Vocal Album, while her hit single Bad Guy was nominated for Best Solo Performance, Song of the Year and Record of the Year.

American singer Lizzo was also recognised in all the four major categories for her album Cuz I Love You and hot song Truth Hurts, marking the first time that two artists were nominated for all of the general field awards in the same year.

Bobbie Gentry [1968] , Christopher Cross [1981], Cyndi Lauper [1985] Tracy Chapman [1989], Mariah Carey [1991], Paula Cole [1998] India.Arie [2002], Amy Winehouse [2008], Fun [2013] and Sam Smith [2015] are the other 10 artists to be nominated for every general field award in one year.

Eilish also had the opportunity to break another Grammy record when the show rolls around.

If the singer takes home the award for Album of the Year, she will become the youngest solo artist to do so. The record, currently belongs to Taylor Swift, who was 20 years old when she won in 2010 for her album Fearless.

The 62nd Grammy Awards will take place in Los Angeles on January 26, 2020. The show will be hosted by 15-time Grammy winner Alicia Keys for the second year in a row. [News desk/Express Tribune]


Post a Comment

Grace A Comment!