Billie Eilish had inadvertently established an Oscar meme hours until she took the stage prior to the conclusion of their Academy Awards Sunday night. Her nose-crinkling response to something — possibly to Maya Rudolph and Kirsten Wiig’s jokey tune or, as some commenters theorized,”What’s your camera clipping to me today?” Or”The face of a teenager obstructed by the antics of older people” — put the internets ablaze from the show’s first hour.
There will undoubtedly be , as she and brother/musical collaborator Finneas O’Connell attracted their own twist into the Beatles’ (really Paul McCartney’s) classic”Yesterday” throughout the Awards'”In Memoriam” section. As opposed to performing a faithful rendition, her take was featured a slightly quavering vocal, as O’Connell accompanied her on piano and staged high stability. While she and O’Connell both immediately mention that the Beatles as their best sway, this take on”Yesterday” was much more indicative of her very own quieter tunes, like the newest single”Everything I Wanted,” than any Beatles or even McCartney variant.
The look isn’t the sole film-related Eilish news of 2020: She is going to be doing the theme song from the forthcoming James Bond movie,”No Time to Die,” that arrives in April, and after this year, Apple TV will release a movie about the singer that’s been almost four years in the making. Really, when Variety was embedded with Eilish’s autumn tour for our December cover story on the singer, a movie team followed her almost anywhere.
Eilish — that had been Variety‘s Hitmaker of 2019 — spanned the top Grammy groups each month, becoming the youngest (and only the next ) artist ever to win the big four: record of the year and pop vocal album (such as”When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?”) , song and record of the year (such as”Bad Guy”) and brand new artist. (Christopher Cross is the only other performer to sweep the large four groups, in 1981.) She dropped just pop solo operation (to Lizzo, to get”Truth Hurts”). In total, Eilish, 18, and O’Connell, 22, took home half of those seven awards they were nominated for.
Eilish is set to hit the street on a planet stadium tour that sold out within one hour of tickets going on sale. It kicks off on March 9.