Billie Eilish swept the Grammys this year, but she didn’t think she deserved to win as many awards as she did. In her Album of the Year acceptance speech, Eilish went so far as to say that actually, Ariana Grande deserved the award for Thank U, Next. The camera caught Grande’s reaction from the audience, and it said a lot about Grande’s character—and how much she adores Eilish. Grande waved off the notion completely and blew Eilish a kiss. (Grande was also wearing a new green outfit, her third look of the night.)
Eilish told Grande, “I think it [Thank U, Next] deserves [Album of the Year] like more than anything in the world. I love you so much.”
Grande and Eilish both had several Grammy nominations tonight, and Eilish won five of her six: Album of the Year (When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?), Song of the Year (“Bad Guy”), Best New Artist, Record of the Year (“Bad Guy”), and Best Pop Vocal Album (When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?). The only award she didn’t win was Best Pop Solo Performance (“Bad Guy”). That went to Lizzo for “Truth Hurts.”
Grande, meanwhile, was nominated for Record of the Year (“7 Rings”), Album of the Year (Thank U, Next), Best Pop Solo Performance (“7 Rings”), Best Pop Duo/Group Performance (“Boyfriend”), and Best Pop Vocal Album (Thank U, Next). She didn’t win any of her categories this year.