“I look extra as f–k right now,” stated Billie Eilish at Spotify’s annual pre-Grammy celebration in Los Angeles — the most well liked ticket of the week. “This outfit is stupid.”
The 18-year-old rising star was sporting a head-to-toe neon yellow look as she sat onstage with brother and bandmate Finneas O’Connell. The two carried out a stripped-down set that included hit “Bad Guy” and the tune that put her on the map, “Ocean Eyes.”
In the viewers have been Billy Porter, Heidi Klum, Ashlee Simpson with Evan Ross; actors Ben Platt, Zoey Deutch, Kate Beckinsale, Ariel Winter; singers Bebe Rexha, Tinashe, Lewis Capaldi, Dinah Jane and Lauren Jauregui. There have been additionally musicians Pete Wentz, Benny Blanco, Dillon Francis; singers Yungblud, Noah Cyrus, duo Sofi Tukker; Beyoncé’s stylist Ty Hunter; mannequin Shaun Ross — and the solid of Netflix’s new documentary “Cheer,” who arguably garnered probably the most consideration of the evening because the cheerleading workforce and their coach Monica Aldama let unfastened on the dance flooring, at one level even spontaneously bursting into choreography.
Onstage, Eilish continued, “I came here like I was too cool,” she stated, taking off her matching sun shades. It was about 9:30 p.m. contained in the dimly lit venue, The Lot Studios in West Hollywood. She shrugged. “Grammys are on Sunday. This s–t is crazy.”
Eilish — who’s made historical past because the youngest particular person to be up for the highest 4 classes together with Album of the Year — was considered one of many performers on Thursday evening to be honored for his or her Best New Artist nomination.
There was “Truth Hurts” singer Lizzo, funk and soul duo Black Pumas; indie darling Maggie Rogers; musical group Tank and The Bangas; Lil Nas X with Billy Ray Cyrus, who delighted the gang with their “Old Town Road” duet; Spanish singer-songwriter Rosalía — elevating the bar and vitality with back-up dancers (performing “A Palé,” “Malamente” and bringing out reggaeton star Ozuna for “Yo x Ti, Tu x Mi”) — and English country-soul singer-songwriter Yola, who surprised the viewers together with her vocals. She was “overwhelmed,” she admitted earlier within the evening.
“I’ve gone from living on the street in London to being here on the red carpet,” shared the artist, who’s been candid about her previous struggles of dwelling in poverty. “It’s insane.”
She’s been making music for greater than twenty years, for years engaged on initiatives that have been by no means her personal. “I’ve always had people trying to keep me in my box, because my skill sets were useful,” she stated. “For once, I’m actually building something that will sustain me instead of sustaining someone else.” She has 4 Grammy nominations complete.
“It’s too intense to actually adsorb, so you don’t,” she stated of the drastic way of life change. “It’s too much emotion.”