It wouldn’t be an award show without Billie Eilish. The 18-year-old was once again the star at The BRIT Awards on Tuesday night in London, accepting the International Female Solo Artist award and performing her James Bond theme “No Time To Die” for the first time.
After shouting out all of the other nominees in the category, including a very visible connection of love with Lizzo, Eilish admitted that she’s felt the weight of opinions as her record-breaking run continues.
“I’ve felt very hated recently, Eilish revealed while accepting the award. “When I was on the stage and I saw you guys all smiling at me, it genuinely made me wanna cry,” she continued with a quiver in her voice. “And I wanna cry right now, so thank you.”
It’s been the online commentary that appears to weighing most on Billie Eilish, who admitted earlier in the week that she has stopped reading Instagram comments because it was ruining her life. Last week Justin Bieber also spoke out in an interview about feeling an urge to protect Eilish from the pressures of fame at a young age, so the “bad guy” singer is not forced to endure the struggles Bieber faced.
All of this is happening very quickly for Eilish, who released her debut album less than a year ago. That debut went on to win Album of the Year at the 2020 GRAMMY Awards, part of Eilish’s history-making haul of the top four categories.
The latest from Billie Eilish is “No Time To Die,” the theme from the upcoming James Bond film. Eilish is the youngest ever to record the theme after 25 films in the franchise. Tuesday night marked the television debut for the song.