Billie Eilish responds to a reporter who called her an 'an emo kind of sad-looking teenager'
Billie Eilish responds to a reporter who called her an 'an emo kind of sad-looking teenager' Billie Eilish Billie Eilish responded to a question characterizing her as an "emo kind of sad-looking teenager" at the Academy Awards on Sunday evening. Billie Eilish is now the youngest artist to win three awards for the same song. This awards season, Billie Eilish took home an Oscar, a Grammy, and a Golden Globe. Billie Eilish also became the first Oscar winner to be born in the 2000s. Billie Eilish undotedly is one the best. Eilish and her brother-slash-collaborator Finneas Baird O'Connell took home the Academy Award for best original song for their James Bond theme in "No Time to Die." The song previously earned Golden Globe and Grammy awards. In the Oscars media room, Eilish was asked to comment on the process of experiencing her teenage years in the spotlight as well as what one reporter implied was a perceived shift in her public persona. "When you first came out, you were sort of like an emo kind of sad-looking teenager and now you are, like, laughing and having a good time and you look very happy, and it's so nice to see," the reporter told her. "I am glad," Eilish responded. "Do you feel that you've had a change in your career as the last couple of years have gone along?" the reporter then asked. "I went from 14 to 20, so that will do it," Eilish replied. The singer recorded one of her hit songs — "Ocean Eyes" — when she was 13 years old and uploaded it to SoundCloud in November 2015. She also famously released her debut album in 2017 when she was 15 and it topped the charts in 2019 when she was just 17 years old. "Do you feel a lot better now?" he asked. "Sure," she said, before reminding those in attendance that she was a "very young teenager" when she first stepped into the public eye. "It's just growth," Eilish continued. "I'm super happy. I think that I'm just coming into my being aware of what is good around me." "I was just a kid," she added. youngest artist to win three awards for the same song The singer also became the first Oscar winner to be born in the 2000s There were plenty of firsts during this year’s Oscars ceremony, including West Side Story’s Ariana DeBose becoming the first openly queer woman to win an Oscar. And it turns out that Billie Eilish and her brother Finneas’ win for Best Original Song made Oscars history, too. With the award, Eilish is now the youngest artist to win three awards for the same song. This awards season, she took home an Oscar, a Grammy, and a Golden Globe. The singer also became the first Oscar winner to be born in the 2000s. Eilish and Finneas beat out Lin-Manuel Miranda, (nominated for Encanto’s “Dos Oruguitas”) who would’ve achieved EGOT status if he’d won. The pair also performed the song, “No Time To Die,” at the Oscars before accepting the award, accompanied by strings and percussion. Eilish’s win for the song comes two years after its debut in February 2020. Eilish and her brother were approached by James Bond producer Barbara Broccoli to write the theme song for the Bond movie of the same name in 2019. Eilish told Apple Music’s Zane Lowe that they were given parts of the script for background on what themes to focus on. After working on the demo, the siblings collaborated with Hans Zimmer, who composed the orchestration, and recorded the song with a 70-person orchestra. Johnny Marr was also featured in the song on the guitar. Though Zimmer wasn’t credited for this particular award, he didn’t leave the Oscars empty-handed. He won Best Original Score for his compositions for Dune. The famed composer couldn’t attend the ceremony, but received his award at 2 a.m. in Amsterdam while wearing a bathrobe. He tweeted, “It’s 2am in Amsterdam, and my daughter Zoë woke me up to go to the hotel bar. Wow!!” In a video celebrating his late night win, Zimmer thanked the musicians he worked on the soundtrack with, who are currently touring with him. Billie Eilish responds to a reporter who called her an 'an emo kind of sad-looking teenager' | Billie Eilish Source AV Club Insider