Billie Eilish Stands Out in Grammy Performance of ‘Happier Than Ever’
Billie Eilish looked Grammy-er than ever at Sunday night’s awards show, being a major television presence for the third straight year in her young life. Along with being nominated for seven awards, she performed the song that was responsible for many of those nouns, the title track from her album “Happier Than Ever.”
Starting in an upside down house, Eilish and her brother Finneas then headed up to the roof to swing in the rain, with Eilish wearing a Taylor Hawkins shirt. The Foo Fighters drummer died on March 25 at the age of 50.
It’s a song that should definitely be in the “most extreme dynamic of the year”, if there was such a category, because it shows the full range of what Eilish can do vocally and in terms of mood. , ranging from a whisper to full-on shouto-rock.
This bombastic coda to Eilish’s Grammy performance contrasted with her more low-key performance of “No Time to Die” a week earlier at the Oscars, where she Finneas won Best Original Song at the Oscars after performing.
Eilish and Finneas are, of course, the only artists to present musical performances at the Oscars and Grammys this year, a rare back-to-back hit.
Finneas entered the Grammys with five nominations this year, including Producer of the Year (Non-Classical).
“Happier Than Ever,” the song, was nominated for Record of the Year, Song of the Year, Pop Solo Performance, and Music Video. Her second album of the same name was named Album of the Year and Pop Vocal Album. Eilish’s seventh nomination this year came for “Happier Than Ever: A Love Letter to Los Angeles,” a performance based on the Hollywood Bowl that was up for best musical film.
Before Sunday, Eilish already had seven Grammys under her belt in the previous two years.