- Billie Eilish is a multiple Grammy Award winner.
- She is nominated for two Grammys in 2023.
- Here’s a look at all her nominations and how many Grammys Billie Eilish has won.
Billie Eilish is no stranger to the Grammys. Even before she was legally old enough to drink, she had tasted success at the Recording Academy’s yearly awards show. Chances are that she’ll continue to rack up Grammys as she continues her already incredible music career. But, for those unsure, how many Grammys has Billie won?
It turns out Billie’s lucky number is 7. Or, perhaps it’s not? Billie was nominated for seven awards in the 2022 ceremony and was poised to double her total Grammy wins in a single night. However, she failed to take home a single award in 2022. Happier Than Ever lost Album of the Year to Jon Batiste’s We Are. The album’s title track didn’t take home Record of the Year, Song of the Year (both won by Silk Sonic‘s “Leave The Door Open”), or Best Pop Solo Performance, the latter going to Olivia Rodrigo‘s “Drivers License.” Happier Than Ever lost the Best Pop Vocal Album to Rodrigo’s Sour.
Eilish was also up for Best Music Video/Film but lost to Batiste’s “Freedom.” She also failed to defeat Questlove‘s Summer of Soul for Best Music Film. Considering how she almost seems embarrassed with her success, maybe getting shut out was exactly what she wanted.
However, she enters the 2023 Grammy Awards with a couple of nominations so that she might add to her collection of trophies. How many does she have? Let’s find out.
Billie Eilish’s 2023 Grammy Nominations
- Best Song Written For Visual Media: Billie Eilish and her brother, Finneas O’Connell, wrote “Nobody Like U,” the big song for Disney’s Turning Red. The chances of it winning seem slim since it’s going up against “We Don’t Talk About Bruno” from Encanto. Beyoncé‘s “Be Alive” (King Richard), Taylor Swift‘s “Carolina” (Where The Crawdads Sing), Lady Gaga‘s “Hold My Hand” (Top Gun: Maverick), and Jessy Wilson ft. Angelique Kidjo‘s “Keep Rising” (The Woman King).
- Best Music Film: Billie Eilish’s Billie Eilish Live at the O2 was nominated for Best Music Film. It goes up against Rosalía‘s Motomami (Rosalía TikTok Live Performance), Justin Bieber‘s Our World, Adele‘s Adele One Night Only, Neil Young and Crazy Horse‘s A Band A Brotherhood A Barn and Jazz Fest: A New Orleans Story.
Billie Eilish’s 7 Grammy Wins
Song Of The Year – “Bad Guy” (2020)
“Why? Wow, wow, wow, wow, wow, wow. Oh my God,” said Billie when she won Song of the Year for “Bad Guy” at the 62nd Grammy Awards. “So many other songs deserve this. I’m sorry. Thank you so much. This is my first Grammys. I never thought this would ever happen in my whole life. I grew up watching them, and this is my brother, Finneas, and he’s my best friend. I feel like I joke around a lot, and I never take anything seriously at these kinds of things, but I genuinely want to say I’m so grateful, and I only want to say that I’m grateful and that I’m so honored to be here amongst all of you. I love you to my core.”
Billie won the award over Lizzo (“Truth Hurts”), Lewis Capaldi (“Someone You Love”), Lana Del Rey (“Normal F-cking Rockwell”), Taylor Swift (“Lover”), H.E.R. (“Hard Place”), Tanya Tucker (“Bring My Flowers Now”) and Lady Gaga (“Always Remember Us This Way”). It arguably was the easiest win to predict, but what happened next was special.
Best New Artist (2020)
When Billie won Best New Artist, she turned her attention to the fans who had supported her and the other artists. “Mainly, I think the fans deserve everything,” she said, overwhelmed with another Grammy win. “I feel like they have not been talked about enough tonight. They’re the only reason any of us are here at all. So, thanks to the fans.” She also gave love to the other artists nominated that year: Black Pumas, Lil Nas X, Lizzo, Maggie Rogers, Rosalia, Tank, and the Bangas, and Yola.
Album Of The Year – ‘When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?’ (2020)
“Please don’t be me.” This is what Billie mouthed as the nominees for Album of the Year were read aloud during the 2020 Grammy Awards. At that point, she had already won Best Pop Vocal Album, Song of the Year, and Best New Artist.
“Please don’t be me. Please.”
— Joey Nolfi (@joeynolfi) January 27, 2020
Billie beat out Bon Iver (I,I), H.E.R. (I Used To Know Her), Lil Nas X (7), Vampire Weekend (Father of the Bride), Lana Del Rey (Norman F-cking Rockwell), Lizzo (Cuz I Love You (Deluxe)), and Ariana Grande (thank u, next).
“Can I just say that I think Ariana deserves this?” Billie said, per Insider. “thank u, next got me through some shit, and I think it deserves this more than anything in the world. I love you, thank you so much. I’m not going to waste your time. I’m really not. I love you. Thank you for this.”
Record Of The Year – ‘Bad Guy’ (2020)
At this point, the shock was setting in. When Billie won Record of the Year for “Bad Guy,” all she said was, “Thank You.” (h/t the New York Post). The shock was real: Billie had just pulled off something that hadn’t been done in nearly four decades. For the first time since Christopher Cross did so in 1981, a single artist swept Best New Artist, Album of the Year, Song of the Year, and Record of the Year at the Grammys.
Best Pop Vocal Album – ‘When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?’ (2020)
Billie won the album ahead of the 2020 event. She spoke about it and how her bond with brother Finneas (who won a Grammy for Best Engineered Album (non-classical) and Producer of the Year (non-classical) as well) led to her success. “We also communicate really well, and we’re best friends — with brother and sister, you can’t really have something that tears you apart. You always are stuck together,” she told PEOPLE. “Even if we have a crazy-ass argument, somebody makes some stupid ass joke, and we laugh, and we’re good. It’s family. You gotta stick together.”
Record Of The Year – “Everything I Wanted” (2021)
“This is really embarrassing,” said Billie after she and her brother Finneas won Record of the Year at the 63rd Grammy Awards. Billie’s “Everything I Wanted” – which was released as a single on Nov. 13, 20019, and peaked at No. 8 on the Billboard Hot 100 – beat Beyoncé’s “Black Parade,” Black Pumas’ “Colors,” DaBaby, and Roddy Ricch’s “Rockstar,” Doja Cat’s “Say So,” Dua Lipa’s “Don’t Start Now,” Post Malone’s “Circles,” and Megan Thee Stallion and Beyoncé “Savage (Remix).”
Billie felt that Megan deserved the award. “Megan, girl — I was gonna write a speech about how you deserve this, but then I was like, ‘There’s no way they’re gonna choose me.’ I was like, ‘It’s hers,’” said Eilish, per Insider. You deserve this. You had a year that I think is un-top-able. You are a queen. I wanna cry thinking about how much I love you, you’re so beautiful, you’re so talented. You deserve everything in the world. I think about you constantly, I root for you always. You deserve it, honestly, genuinely. Can we just cheer for Megan Thee Stallion?”
Best Song Written For Visual Media – ‘No Time To Die’ (2021)
What fans might not know is that the Grammy ceremony is an all-day thing. Presenters announce all the categories, read out the names of the nominees, and hand out awards – and because the list of nominees is so long and covers many genres, the event starts hours before the primetime broadcast. One of the awards handed out before the 2021 show was the Best Song Written For Visual Media. Billie and Finneas won for their title theme to No Time To Die and accepted the award remotely as they prepared for that night’s broadcast.
- Best New Artist
- Album Of The Year (When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?)
- Song Of The Year (“Bad Guy”)
- Record of the Year (“Bad Guy”)
- Best Pop Solo Performance (“Bad Guy”)
- Record of the Year (“Everything I Wanted”)
- Song of the Year (“Everything I Wanted”)
- Best Pop Solo Performance (“Everything I Wanted”)
- Best Song Written For Visual Media (“No Time To Die”)
- Album of the Year (Happier Than Ever)
- Record of the Year (“Happier Than Ever”)
- Best Pop Vocal Album (Happier Than Ever)
- Song of the Year (“Happier Than Ever”)
- Best Pop Solo Performance (“Happier Than Ever”)
- Best Music Video (“Happier Than Ever”)
- Best Music Film (Happier Than Ever: A Love Letter To Los Angeles)
- Best Music Film (Billie Eilish Live At the O2)
- Best Song Written For Visual Media (“Nobody Like U”)
Will She Perform?
The Recording Academy has started to announce performers for the 2023 ceremony. Billie wasn’t among the first round of names mentioned. She’s set to play some South American dates before playing a few festivals in Mexico. The chances of Billie performing at the Grammys are low.
What’s Next For Billie Eilish?
Outside of a handful of festival dates in South America, Mexico, and Europe, Billie’s 2023 is currently empty. Considering the last few years she’s had, she deserves a breather.