The pop star and her brother Finneas won the award with the song “What was I made for?” from the Barbie movie.
The 7 Grammy awarded pop singer, Billie Eilish, has taken home her second award in this category. Last year, she also won it with her song “No time to die” for the James Bond movie original soundtrack.
“What was I made for?” came out last year on July 13 and peaked to number 14 on the Billboard top 100 last August. The song’s music video counts with nearly 95 million views on YouTube and more than 2 million likes.
The song was nominated along with two other songs from the Barbie soundtrack, “Dance the Night” by Dua Lipa and “I’m Just Ken,” performed by Ryan Gosling and written by Mark Ronson and Andrew Wyatt. Also competing in the category were Bruce Springsteen‘s “Addicted to Romance” from She Came to Me, Jack Black’s “Peaches” from The Super Mario Bros Movie, and Lenny Kravitz‘s “Road to Freedom” from Rustin.
The “Happier Than Ever” singer accepted the award with her older brother by her side. “I didn’t expect this at this time. Thanks to my brother Finneas. You are the reason I am who I am,” she began, before thanking Barbie director and writer Greta Gerwig, its star Margot Robbie and more.
Then, the speech turned personal: “It was exactly almost a year ago that they showed us the movie and I felt very, very miserable and depressed at that time, writing that song saved me a little bit,” she shared. “A year later and here we are. It’s really surreal. “I feel incredibly lucky and grateful.”
She then addressed all the stars who were in the room with her at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, California: “You scare the hell out of me, all of you in this room! Thank you so much! This is everything to me!”
The singer has already spoken out about this issue from time to time, but social networks continue to applaud her bravery every time she does so, and this time was no different. Tones of beautiful and admiration comments have fulfilled the social media supporting the young pop star on her words.
This is definitely a more than wonderful start to the year for the “Bad guy” singer. She’s making herself a place in the music and also the cinema industry, being now two times awarded thanks to her capacity to compose for a movie.
CREDITS: Text by Gabriel Sánchez