Billie Eilish and Finneas O’Connell Win Oscar for Best Song

 

Billie Eilish and her brother, Finneas, won their first Oscar for their song “No Time to Die” at the 2022 Oscars.

 

To win, they managed to get rid of other nominees, including Beyonce – “Be Alive” (King Richard), Sebastián Yatra – “Dos Oruguitas” (Encanto), Van Morrison – “Down to Joy” (Belfast), and Reba McEntire – “Somehow You Do” (Four Good Days).

 

With this win, Eilish became the youngest-ever recording artist to participate in a James Bond theme song at the age of 18, and “No Time to Die” becomes the third James Bond song to win an Oscar after Adele’s “Skyfall” in 2013 and Sam Smith’s “Writing’s on the Wall” in 2016. Before the Oscars, “No Time to Die” also won a Golden Globe and set several records as the best-selling James Bond theme song.

 

Longtime fans of the film, Eilish and O’Connell, recorded their demo on a tour bus between gigs and submitted it for consideration. Eilish stated that she and Finneas were handed a script with only the first scene of the film to go on.

 

Eilish also has seven Grammy Awards, the majority of which were given to her song “When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?” in 2019. Her sophomore album “Happier Than Ever” in 2021, has been nominated for album of the year and best pop vocal album.

 

“No Time to Die” isn’t the only song the brother and sister duo have written for a film. Three songs written by Billie Eilish and Finneas were included on the “Turning Red” soundtrack, attracting a lot of attention from the likes of NSYNC to Backstreet Boys.

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