Californian singer Billie Eilish just won the 2020 International Female Solo Artist Award at just 18.
She is the youngest ever author-songwriter to create a song for the James Bond theme song. The theme tune is called ‘ No Time to Die ‘ and has become a great hit. In a carpool karaoke, Billie told TV host James Corden that since the age of 13, she and her brother (Finneas) created their songs in his tiny bedroom. She still lives there with her parents and has a pet tarantula.
The BRITS awards are the British Phonographic Industry’s annual popular music awards. The name was originally called ‘ Britannia’, but it was shortened to ‘BRITS’. It subsequently became a backronym for British Record Industry Trusts Show. The rap artist Stormzy also won (Best Male artist) and performed with 200 artists and dancers. Mabel, daughter of renowned singer Neneh Cherry, was the only UK female musician nominated in the gender neutral categories, and won Best Female Solo Artist, while losing Best New Artist to Lewis Capaldi. Foals won best group.