Billie Eilish seemed more surprised than everyone else when she won record of the year at the 2021 Grammys.
Eilish was recognized for “Everything I Wanted,” a song she co-wrote with her brother and collaborator Finneas O’Connell.
In accepting her award, the L.A. musician said that she had expected the award to go to Megan Thee Stallion, who earlier in the evening won multiple Grammys, including for new artist and rap song.
Eilish devoted the first half of her speech speaking directly to Megan and celebrating her achievements.
“You deserve this,” said Eilish. “You had a year that I think is untoppable. You are a queen, I want to cry thinking about how much I love you.”
This marks back-to-back record of the year wins for Eilish, who took the award last year for her song “Bad Guy.” She won all four of the top prizes at the 2020 Grammys, which included new artist, song of the year (“Bad Guy”) and album of the year (“When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?”).
The other nominees were:
“Black Parade” — Beyoncé
“Colors” — Black Pumas
“Rockstar” — DaBaby featuring Roddy Ricch
“Say So” — Doja Cat
“Don’t Start Now” — Dua Lipa
“Circles” — Post Malone
“Savage” — Megan Thee Stallion featuring Beyoncé